The Steelers’ Way of Strategic Team Making to Be Analyzed at Leaders Serving Beaver County Workshop

What does a winning team look like? How do you develop one? And how do you pick the right people?

“Strategic Team Making” will be the topic of the next Leaders Serving Beaver County “Leader’s Workshop” featuring teaching by Dr. Diane Galbraith based on chapter 4 of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers. The breakfast workshop will be held on Thurs., Jan. 19, 2017 at the Lodge at Penn State Beaver campus.

 Co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League, Forged in Steel is a widely praised analysis of the Steelers way of leadership. Chapter 4 explains why the Steelers know how to develop a plan for success and are crystal clear about it organization-wide.

 When we visit the Steelers home offices, we experience the environment of family. We do not feel a sense that we are in a multi-million dollar company, but instead the warmth and friendliness that is typical of the Rooneys. We find people involved in genuine and caring exchanges, even occasionally hugging one another as they pass in the halls. When there, it is as if we are in small town America, where people really feel affection for each other.

 The Steelers front office is like family. As the league has become bigger business, the Steelers have preserved that culture. As an example, during the years when the Steelers played in the Super Bowl, all their employees and their spouses, from the front office to the grounds crews, were brought to the game and treated as part of the team.

 Daniel M. Rooney, the team president, once said that “The biggest thing my father passed on to me, and I hope we’ve continued it, is to treat people right. We treat our players as family, not workers. We’re concerned for them away from the field …whatever problems they face. My father always had a relationship with the players, and I’ve tried to do the same.”

 Dr. Galbraitgalbraithdiane-pich is an associate professor at Slippery Rock University and taught LSBC’s October class about the Steelers’ way of contagious humility. She serves as the management lead in the university’s Business Department, teaching, coaching and advising traditional undergraduate and MBA students in a classroom setting. She also instructs on-line classes in a distance learning environment. She is a board member of the Valley Points YMCA.

Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. To RSVP>>>

 Objectives of the Workshop: As a result of this seven-month workshop, participants will:

 1. Utilize transformative principles of leadership for personal, spiritual, and professional growth.

2. Strengthen abilities to establish more effective relationships within your sphere of influence.

3. Create a personalized plan to clearly identify purpose, values and a leadership perspective.

 More About the Book: Signed copies will be available at the workshop. Co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League, and produced by Mark Miner of Publishing LLC in Beaver, PA, Forged in Steel is the first book to analyze leadership values through the prism of a six-time Super Bowl winning National Football League franchise and the enduring values of Judeo-Christian faith. See what the media and corporate and community leaders are saying about Forged in Steel – more>>>

 More About LSBC: LSBC works to equip Beaver County’s organizational leaders with practical biblical principles they can apply in their work and workplace at a time when the region’s economy is poised for its greatest expansion in a generation. – more>>>

Thank you for your continued support of Leaders Serving Beaver County!

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Monaca, PA 15061


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