Purpose: To develop and strengthen leadership skills through conversations, presentations and book reviews.

Date:  Thursday, April 4, 2019    Time:  8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Location: Northwood University, 1500 W. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48084

Chair: Christina Concord, Owner of Antina Promotions

8:00-8:10       Warm-up: Member Introductions

8:10-8:50       Presentation: Mark Powers, Trion Solutions

Intense, boisterous, imaginative. Mark Allan Powers is an innovative force across the companies he helps. Mark is an astute and visionary thinker and is no stranger to building and growing companies. He brings over 20 years of leadership experience focused on challenging conventional thinking. He constantly innovates through his new speaking series “The Power of Being BOLD” where Mark demonstrates how boldness, hard work, smart risks and honest conversations connect leadership, family, and community together and interact. This mechanism fuels the demand for courageous truth.

Mark is a proud father of a 4 year old daughter and a 5.5 year old son and expresses a desire for us all to participate and become more involved in our children’s lives. Mark firmly believes that both Moms and Dads are super-heroes when it comes to raising confident, secure daughters and sons!

Today’s Topic: The Power of Being Bold

As a leader, a parent, and a community member, you make a difference in your company and its people, with your family, and across your community, starting with the “little” decisions we make every day that snowball into a spirit of greatness.

LEADERSHIP: Leaders never choose the path of least resistance, nor do they play life safe. Instead, they pursue the path of excellence by defining expectations above and beyond, to stretch the imagination of their team. By doing so, as a leader, you will cultivate a tribe of leaders not afraid to go above and beyond while overcoming fear of The Power of Being Bold.

FAMILY: Leadership in the home is a unique role and consists of three tasks: leadership, protection, and provision.

COMMUNITY: Community leaders take responsibility for the well-being and improvement of their communities. You don’t have to run for office or lead out of obligation. You can choose to lead and participate in ways that energize you and help you grow. You can choose to work on issues that you care about. You can take on challenges that are fun, rewarding, or interesting.

8:50-9:00         Break

9:00-9:15         Book Review: Branden Recker; Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t  by Jim Collins

This book describes how companies transition from being good companies to great companies, and how most companies fail to make the transition. “Greatness” is defined as financial performance several multiples better than the market average over a sustained period.

*** NOTE:     NEXT MEETING: Thursday, May 2, 2019