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Free Webiner: Early Leadership Toolkit -- Leadership Curriculum for students!


Live Interactive Webinar on Wed. Feb. 20 at 12 noon EST


CLICK HERE to register!

It's FREE!



The Early Leadership Toolkit is an easy to use Leadership Curriculum developed by the Leadership Beyond Boundaries team (LBB) at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The "toolkit" is used by facilitators around the US and beyond to help young people learn how to lead.

In this live and interactive webinar you'll learn all about the toolkit and how you can use this dynamic leadership curriculum to help the community you serve learn valuable leadership skills.

Guest presenters include Lisa Prochnow in Idaho, Hiten Momaya in India, and Tom Heck in North Carolina. Guest presenters will share how they are using the toolkit with the communities they serve.

During the live broadcast you'll be able to ask questions.

The Early Leadership Toolkit Train-the-Trainer will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 13-15, 2013. For more information please contact the Leadership Beyond Boundaries team here:


Event Details


Introduction to the "Early Leadership Toolkit" Leadership Curriculum


Wednesday   February 20, 2013


Starts at 12 noon  Eastern (NY City time zone)

runs for 60 minutes


Janet Carlson, Center for Creative Leadership

Sarah Miller, Center for Creative Leadership

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF


CLICK HERE to register.  The Webinar will be a Google Plus Hangout On Air.  There is no phone number to call. All you need is internet access.  Everything is free. We will take your questions live during the event!


This event is FREE.


This Webinar will be recorded and posted for free in the new IATF Members Only Area. Become a member for FREE and watch the video for FREE.  Membership information is HERE.



Webinar Recording: "Team Turnarounds -- How To Transform Underperforming Teams" with Joe Frontiera



What do the Broadway musical Spider-Man, the Indiana Colts, and Domino’s Pizza have in common?

They all used the same process to turnaround a losing team from the bottom to the top.

In the new book Team Turnarounds, Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl share five years of research of business, sports and government teams to explore what it takes to get a failing team back on track—especially in today’s tight times when teams are asked to do more with less.

Frontiera & Leidl spoke with CEOs, frontline managers, governors, and owners and general managers and coaches in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association.  All of the teams across every sector consistently reversed their fortunes and did a 180 from failure to success with six common stages of development:


1. Lead Past Losing. Evaluate your current state of affairs, accept the reasons for failure and identify root causes of problems.

2. Commit to Growth. Communicate the vision and values of a better future.

3. Change Behaviors.  Introduce and reinforce new behaviors and best practices.

4. Embrace Adversity. Fend off obstacles to test your team and become stronger.

5. Achieve Success.  Achieve your team’s goals and decide what’s next?

6. Nurture a Culture of Excellence. Turn attention to keeping your team’s success sustainable with continual learning, innovation, and maintenance of your culture.


Joe Frontiera, PhD

coauthor of Team Turnarounds

In this live an interactive Webinar our guest will be Joe Frontiera, PhD who will help us explore each of these stages and he will share some entertaining first-hand accounts of turnarounds.

Team Turnarounds include:

  • legendary worst-to-first story of Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jeffrey Lurie’s efforts to transform the Philadelphia Eagles
  • government turnarounds including Michigan’s current efforts to fix its ailing economy
  • business turnarounds at Domino’s Pizza, Juniper Networks, iContact
  • broadway musical SpiderMan

No matter how bad the circumstances, how awful the performance, or how far shares have plummeted, Team Turnarounds shows how any team can climb back up to the top.


Event Details


Team Turnarounds -- How To Transform Underperforming Teams


Tuesday   February 19, 2013


Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)

runs for 60 minutes


Joe Frontiera, coauthor of Team Turnarounds

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF


This event is FREE.


This Webinar was recorded and is available in the new IATF Members Only Area. Become a member for FREE and watch the video for FREE.  Membership information is HERE.



Carry On

Today I'm inspired by this song by the band FUN.

This morning I attended Jubilee Asheville, my spiritual community. The message for the day revolved around the following spiritual question: What if the difficult times we encounter (individually and collectively) are the very things that point us to the fullest experience of life?

How do you, as a leader, create meaning out of adversity?

How does your team create meaning out of adversity?