Blue Ridge Conference Blog

Oct 30

Reflections on the 2014 Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

 "I will emphatically state that this year was the most consistent, motivational, and inspiring group of speakers as a whole that I’ve seen in my seven years of Blue Ridge attendance." 


- Anthony Koch


The contributor for this month's newsletter is Anthony Koch

Director of Training / WS Badcock Corporation

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Read the full article in the October newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Jul 13

Leadership and Now You Know the Rest of the Story...

"You never know what is going on behind the scenes of each person’s life. Everyone can put on a front, but you never know what is happening behind the scenes."


- Pete Blank


The contributor for this month's newsletter is Pete Blank,

Board member of the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership 

Professional Speaker, Trainer & Noted Author

Read the full article in the July newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Oct 27

"The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership." - Colin Powell (Secretary of State; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) 

Oct 26

Tim's Recommended Reading List!

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge From Small Discoveries by Peter Sims.  

Brilliant new book explains how Pixar, HP, Chris Rock and Frank Geary achieve innovation miracles by completing small projects, gathering little wins and learning a little from a lot of people.  Will help you rethink what it means to invent solutions.


Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

This brand new book offers insight about how to change organizations and business processes.  Offers a rare glimpse into how humans successfully adapt to new environments. 


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates People by Dan Pink

Great new book that reveals research that contradicts the notion that people are motivated by making money. The next generation, as well as many of us, work for more: SelfDirection, Mastery and Purpose.  Great insight for managers/owners.  


Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson

Unusually formatted book on innovation, reinvention and staying ahead of the winding curve.  Offers simple to profound chunks of Twittergeneration styled ideas on how to improve your business and connect with people.


Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson.

This helpful book offers insight on how to deal with the tough conversations that we must face at work, meetings or at home. More than ever, CEOs to board members need good tools dealing with others without hurting relationships – or giving in to get along!


Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

Great managers multiply their peoples abilities.  They stretch them.  Poor manages diminish people’s talents, and hoard resources to compensate. This is the simple, but business urgent message of Wiseman (form HRwhiz @ Oracle) in Multipliers. She offers several great ways you can create a ‘great place to grow.’

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