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Dec 30, 2013

Lessons from The Leadership Compass

By |2016-12-20T12:23:55+00:00December 30th, 2013|Influence, Leadership|

It's been said there are three rules for developing good leaders, but unfortunately no one knows what they are! The misconceptions of what makes a great leader have caused many organizations to choose leaders based on stage performance, confidence, passion for personal achievement and other personality characteristics – and often those choices have failed spectacularly. In [...]

Dec 21, 2013

Foster+Fathom “Best of the Road” 2013 – FACES

By |2016-12-20T12:23:56+00:00December 21st, 2013|On My Mind, Travel|

One of the best things about 2013 was the many faces I met along the road. Whether at work or play, some amazing people touched my life and made this year one to remember. (l-r) ABC News Channel 10 Reporter Bob Lawrence featured my "Full-Throttle Leadership Ride" on a stop in San Diego, where I [...]

Dec 19, 2013

Foster+Fathom “Best of the Road” 2013 – INFLUENCE

By |2016-12-20T12:23:56+00:00December 19th, 2013|Influence, Leadership, On My Mind, Passion-Power-Purpose, Team-Building|

Another year is nearly done, so it's the time to look back and reflect on the amazing adventures, incredible people and inspiring moments we experienced in 2013. Influence was a running theme throughout this year; from working with organizations and individuals on business strategies, facilitating team building events, speaking at conferences or just meeting people as I made my [...]

Oct 2, 2013

Bikers: Why We Ride? It’s Who We Are

By |2016-12-20T12:23:57+00:00October 2nd, 2013|On My Mind|

Last week a friend of mine lost her Dad. I didn't know Andy Garner, but his daughter, Blair, is a colleague, a friend and a daily breath of fresh air around the office. To show our love and support for the family, everyone from work attended the memorial service. As I said, I didn't know Andy, but turns out [...]

Sep 24, 2013

Activate Your Goodness through Leadership!

By |2016-12-20T12:23:58+00:00September 24th, 2013|Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|

My friend, Alison Kieckhafer, CMP, is on to something BIG! When she assumed the presidency of the Meeting Professionals International Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter earlier this year, Alison chose a powerful theme for her term; "Activate Your Goodness." She has personally challenged all 800+ chapter members to act on improving the community and the larger world [...]

Aug 19, 2013

Going flat out doesn’t mean you’re on the right road!

By |2016-12-20T12:23:58+00:00August 19th, 2013|Passion-Power-Purpose|

Back home from the "Full-Throttle Leadership Ride" and already had the opportunity to present a session on "Passion, Power & Purpose" based on my 13,000-mile solo motorcycle ride along the perimeter of the US to raise funds and awareness for America's military through a great organization, The Boot Campaign (www.bootcampaign.com). For those who have asked [...]

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