Download Interview with Vanessa Hall, author of “The Truth About Trust in Business” (mp3)
Vanessa Hall, founder and president of an Australian consulting firm, Entente Pty Limited, is the author of The Truth About Trust in Business. It was originally published in Australia and is now scheduled for release in China and the United States. The book won a Bronze Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards for Business Ethics and a silver medal in the Nautilus Book Awards for Conscious Business Leadership.
The award-winning author, speaker, entrepreneur, and advisor to business leaders is a globally recognized thought leader on trust. Her clients include the Financial Planning Association, CEO Institute, CGU Insurance, Macquarie Bank, Deloitte, PRD Nationwide Real Estate, and Optus.
Over a 22-year business career that stems from her consulting and numerous jobs at banks as a compliance and risk manager , she has learned what it takes to receive, give, manage, and seek out trust in the workplace and corporate arena. She regularly facilitates trainings and workshops on the three R’s of Trust (results, retention, relationships). Based on research, CEO interviews, and discussions with psychologists, professors and teachers on issues of trust in business and personal relationships, Vanessa developed a 10-step method to building trust. She also designed a trust survey to help facilitate more efficient business interactions.
Vanessa developed a uniquely simple, but powerful and memorable model to expose the truth about trust—what it is, how we inadvertently break it down each day, and how to harness its power and learn to build it in our business and personal lives.
Free E-book: 7 Truths about Trust Every Leader Needs to Know.
Download Interview with Charles Garcia, author of “Leadership Lessons of the White House Fellows” (mp3)
Charles P. García leads Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC, an investment banking group focused on the global hispanic market, in the media, healthcare, real estate, energy, food and beverage, consumer products and project finance sectors in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2002, his company was named as the 8 fastest growing privately held company in the country by Inc. magazine and he was named Entrepreneur of the Year by three national organizations.
Hispanic Business magazine recognized Mr. Garcia as one of the “100 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and he received the Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez Public Service and Integrity Award for his leadership championing rights for all persons, especially Latinos.
Garcia currently serves as the chair of the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors which oversees all operations at the military academy. The 15-member board, includes four U.S. Senators and four members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Garcia also serves on the Board of Directors of Winn Dixie Stores.
Mr. Garcia graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy achieving the rank of Deputy Wing Commander. A distinguished graduate of the skydiving program and the Army Reconnaissance Commando School, his peers elected him to serve as the Chairman of the Cadet Wing Honor Committee and he was awarded the “Class of 1983 Honor and Ethics Trophy.” He has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and law degree from Columbia Law School.
Charles Garcia was part of the 1988 – 1989 class of White House Fellows. The White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials.
Download Interview with Alan Deutschman, author of “Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders” (mp3)
Alan Deutschman is one of America’s most provocative thinkers about leadership and change. In his highly anticipated forthcoming book, Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders he presents a compelling new theory of leadership.
His earlier books include, Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs and A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma.
In a 22-year career as a journalist, Alan Deutschman has been Fortune magazine’s Silicon Valley correspondent, GQ‘s “Profit Motive” columnist, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. Most recently, he was a senior writer for Fast Company.
He has taught at General Electric’s Crotonville executive training center and delivered keynote addresses to leadership conferences for organizations such as National Public Radio.
Keeping members active at the chapter level can be a challenge, especially when you can’t come up with new ideas to implement. This resource guide is aimed to provide chapters with new ideas in the areas of fundraisers, socials, membership recruitment, business development, and community service as well as workshop topics that can be taught, so that you can keep your FBLA chapter improving and active!
Please submit all ideas you may have in these six categories so that we can share the innovative ideas we have throughout the nation. Ideas submitted will be used to update the FBLAction Packet.
Submit your chapters’ best practices!
Visit the FBLA-PBL Regions Web site
We are pleased to provide this additional resource to our members. You can visit the FBLA regional information here, or PBL’s region’s here. Your national officers and the entire national staff will be working hard this year to help ensure that each of you are “Simply the Best” with FBLA-PBL. Visit these sites often to find new and updated information to help you stay in touch with other FBLA-PBL members and your national officer teams. You will also find information that will enhance your FBLA-PBL experience and assist you in your personal, professional, and academic growth and success.
Download Interview with Sharon Lechter, co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Three Feet from Gold (mp3)
Sharon L. Lechter is a CPA, author, entrepreneur, educator, international speaker and philanthropist. Lechter is best known as the co-author of the international best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad and the Rich Dad series of books as well as one of the founders of the Rich Dad companies. In addition, Lechter is the co-inventor of the Cashflow for Kids board game and propelled the launch and development of a Web site designed to teach children financial literacy through fun, educational and interactive games.
In January, 2008 Lechter was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy to serve a two-year term. It is the council’s responsibility to keep the American public financially competent and competitive.
She is co-author with Greg Reid of the forthcoming book “Three Feet from Gold”—which is presented by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.