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Apr21, 2016

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

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Business Strategies, Giving Back, Influence, Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Nov18, 2014

Leadership: Get REAL!

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: Business Development, Influence, Leadership, Team-Building|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

May28, 2014

Full-Throttle Leadership: Capability, Responsibility & Influence

By | May 28th, 2014|Categories: Influence, Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Mar21, 2014

Team-building: Is the JUICE worth the SQUEEZE?

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: Team-Building|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Jan3, 2014

Make an INFLUENCE Resolution this Year

By | January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Influence, Leadership, Passion-Power-Purpose|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It's that time again. Promise to do this. Expect to accomplish that. We make all kinds of resolutions every New Year - 90% of them related to health and relationships - and most of us will, sadly, not achieve them. Maybe that's because most New [...]

Dec30, 2013

Lessons from The Leadership Compass

By | December 30th, 2013|Categories: Influence, Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Dec22, 2013

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

By | December 22nd, 2013|Categories: On My Mind, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

2013 was full of "road trips" - first-time stops at some new places on the map as well as return visits to some of my favorite locales. Each of them was another interesting journey all its own. Sacred Ground: The 9-11 Memorial in New York [...]

Dec21, 2013

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

By | December 21st, 2013|Categories: On My Mind, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Dec20, 2013

Foster+Fathom “Best of the Road” 2013: A Day in Dealey Plaza

By | December 20th, 2013|Categories: On My Mind, Travel|Tags: , , , |

It's not often you get a chance to be part of something truly historic. I had that opportunity earlier this year on Nov. 22. in a place named Dealey Plaza. It's a location I know well. Some of you might not know that I spent many years [...]

Dec19, 2013

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

By | December 19th, 2013|Categories: Influence, Leadership, On My Mind, Passion-Power-Purpose, Team-Building|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]