Leadership Blog

Law of Connection

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Summary: This past Friday, Jerry Fedele, was our speaker at the Leadership Business Council (LBC) in Palm Beach. Jerry is the president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. more…

Things You Should Know About Customer Service

Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
Summary: The Leadership Business Council of the Palm Beaches hosted a workshop on customer service in September. Chet Tart and I facilitated this workshop. We are blessed to have two of our members, Bob Goldfarb and Brian Merbler, as the customer service experts. more…

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Summary: Our speaker for the Leadership Business Council this week was the retired CEO and Board Chairman of Dunkin Brands, Jon Luther. Jon is a ‘turnaround ‘ expert. more…

The Law of Connection… a Leader Touches a Heart Before He Asks for a Hand.

Date: Monday, December 21, 2015
Summary: As VP of the Leadership Business Council (LBC), one of my favorite things is connecting with our speakers over lunch. The intention is to get to know our speakers so we can bring value to our guests and members more…

Neiman Marcus and Culture

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015
Summary: I am the VP of the Leadership Business Council. We meet once a month for breakfast at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Our speaker this month was Burt Tansky, recently retired CEO of Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. more…

Culture and the Military

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Summary: This month our speaker for the Leadership Business Council (LBC) was Chad Jenkins, owner of the security company, the Jenkins Group. Chad is only 35 but he’s had a lifetime of experiences for someone so young. more…

RAH! RAH! vs. BLAH! BLAH!

Date: Monday, February 2, 2015
Summary: Have you ever seen Bill Belichick smile? How about Pete Carroll? more…

2 Leadership Laws for New Year's Day

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015
Summary: I don’t know about you but I really enjoyed the first installment of the playoff system for the National College Football Championship. I’m a University of Michigan grad and a U fan by residency. (U is the University of Miami). more…

Law of Navigation

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014
Summary: Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course more…

Culture and Your Business

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Summary: As expected Jim Arrigo hit it out of the park. His journey from salesman to owner of one of the largest Chrysler dealerships in the world is one of overcoming insurmountable obstacles. more…

Inspector General Speaks to LBC

Our speaker on August 19th was Sheryl Steckler, Inspector General of the office of the Inspector General for Palm Beach County. We thought it was apropos to begin the LBC breakfast with an overview of the Law of Solid Ground from John Maxwell’s international best seller The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

 

Greg Gorman, one of my associates from the John Maxwell Team  taught that the foundation of all leadership is Trust, the Law of Solid Ground. It’s interesting that we teach the #1 Question that followers ask their leaders is ‘Can I trust you?’

When trust is lost, one loses the ability to lead and government loses the ability to govern.

 

The office of Inspector General was created several years ago in response to the rash of arrests and convictions of Palm Beach County Commissioners. Palm Beach County was rapidly losing its reputation as an honest place to do business.  Enter Sheryl Steckler.  She is a breath of fresh air. She walks the talk.

Her presentation was both enlightening and inspirational.  Inspirational in the sense that she created the hope that something can be done to stop the corruption in Palm Beach County government.

 

At great personal sacrifice, she chose to take the IG position. She went to Twin Lakes HS, Palm Beach Junior College and graduated from FSU. She came back to her home town to make a difference even though she left her teenage daughters and husband back in Tallahassee.  She commutes on weekends.

 

Her department has already saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud and stolen supplies from the county.  She is a person of strong ethics. She wouldn’t accept the free breakfast. She even refused the complimentary book of inspirational quotes that we give to every speaker.

 

Palm Beach County is truly blessed to have Sheryl Steckler looking out for us.

Dr. Bill Eickhoff, Founding Member of the John Maxwell Team and VP of the Leadership Business Council.