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About Steven Foster

Steven G. Foster, CMP, CTA, is a speaker and writer on topics of Influence, Leadership and Team Success. As Managing Partner of Foster+Fathom, a company, whose name literally means “to grow and know,” he has produced award-winning leadership programs, team experiences, and brand events for more than 20 years for a client roster which includes The National Football League (Super Bowl XLV) and Major League Baseball (2010 World Series), as well Microsoft, FOX Sports, IMG, Harley-Davidson, Rolls-Royce, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Wounded Warrior Project, Sikorsky and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. An avid motorcyclist and a Harley Davidson LIFE member, Steven rides with the American Eagle HOG Chapter, where he is known as “The Fun Boss,” Since 1999 he has ridden approximately 10,000 miles annually on one of two Harley-Davidsons... | more info about Steven
Apr 21, 2016

Fueling Your Ride with “Passion-Power & Purpose” to Give-Back and Change the World

By | 2016-12-20T12:23:54+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Business Strategies, Giving Back, Influence, Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|

I have been riding motorcycles for about 45 years; it is what I do for pure enjoyment. There are few things better than getting out on the open road, seeing new places and meeting interesting people.  In 2013, I had the opportunity to check off the item sitting in the Number One spot on my [...]

Nov 18, 2014

Leadership: Get REAL!

By | 2016-12-20T12:23:54+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Business Development, Influence, Leadership, Team-Building|

Seems like I've been asked to discuss "TEAM" a lot this year; how to build a great team, determine why some teams fail so completely and provide some helpful insights into behaviors (good and bad) that are present in all teams. At a recent All-Team Conference, I delivered a presentation entitled, "Your Team Sucks-Now What?" [...]

May 28, 2014

Full-Throttle Leadership: Capability, Responsibility & Influence

By | 2016-12-20T12:23:55+00:00 May 28th, 2014|Influence, Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|

There is a popular saying in the Harley-Davidson motorcycle community; “If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand." Bikers have a hard time explaining "IT” – our deep appreciation for the freedom we feel when riding – to those who don’t have the same connection to this shared experience. When we ride, we instinctively [...]

Mar 21, 2014

Team-building: Is the JUICE worth the SQUEEZE?

By | 2016-12-20T12:23:55+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Team-Building|

Organizations do strange things in the name of "team building." Most of it fails spectacularly! For too long team building has been nothing more than simple games poorly executed and resulting in a false sense of team solidarity. Ineffective races, relays and networking events are the norm. You don't build great teams by getting participants to compete [...]

Dec 30, 2013

Lessons from The Leadership Compass

By | 2016-12-20T12:23:55+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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 [...]