PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

Getting Yourself and Others to the Go-Side of Life
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • CRITICAL QUESTIONS EVERY LEADER NEEDS TO ASK
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY
  • THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MANAGING AND LEADING
  • HOW ANYONE ON THE TEAM CAN ACT LIKE A LEADER
  • HAVING A VISION THAT THE ORGANIZATION CAN CLEARLY SEE
  • AND MUCH MORE…

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

The people that you lead are looking to you for answers. They want to know, “Where are we going, how are we going to get there, and what does the future look like?” If you have kids, they want to know the same things. In this inspiring program, master speaker Tom Flick uses powerful stories and relevant examples to get you thinking about the big important questions that every leader needs to ask. He discusses the critical characteristics of effective leaders, and explains how they can communicate their vision in a compelling manner that rallies people together to tackle their cause. From heartwarming stories to hard-hitting realities, this program is filled with motivating ideas, and inspirational messages for leading at a higher level.

From average beginnings to all-star performances, Tom Flick reached his goal of playing in the NFL when he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 4th round of the 1981 NFL Draft. A 6’3″, 190 lbs. quarterback from the University of Washington, Flick played in seven NFL seasons from 1981-1987 mostly as a backup. He played college football at the University of Washington.

He married his fiancée Molly on June 15,1985. He stayed with Cleveland Browns teammate George Lilja in the spring of 1985 when both guys were playing in Cleveland according to The 1985 Cleveland Browns media guide. The highlight of his career occurred in 1986. He quarterbacked the San Diego Chargers over John Elway and the Denver Broncos in Mile High Stadium. He is in the long line of fine quarterbacks to come of the University of Washington. He was preceded by Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon. Other QBs to follow him were Steve Pelluer, Hugh Millen, Billy Joe Hobert, Mark Brunell and Brock Huard. He was coached in his 4 years by Don James.

He was the losing Washington QB in the 23-6 loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the 1981 Rose Bowl. He spent his career playing with the Redskins, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and the New York Jets.

Since 1988, Tom Flick has tackled the business world with the same focus and spirit that earned him honors as a collegiate and professional quarterback. He addresses over 60,000 men and women each year on high performance strategies for leadership, teamwork, change, and personal growth. His clients include Microsoft, Starbucks, Shell Oil, and Ritz-Carlton Hotels. An avid fly-fisherman, golfer and reader, Tom Flick is most proud of his role as husband and father.

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PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP

I left the NFL, moving into the organized world of corporate America and you now what I found that is most companies are winging it; they’re just winging it. I look at you here today as I have a chance to speak to you – I look at you and I equate you as a football team. Why would I not equate you at a football team with my background, right? Think about a football team for a moment. Twenty-two guys on a field that desperately need rest. They’re being watched by 70,000 people who desperately need exercise. There you go. Can I ask you a question, where would you rather be? Seriously, where would you rather be? I don’t want to sit in the stands. I don’t want to watch life go by. I want to be in the game. I want to advance the ball down the field against great obstacles. I want to succeed with my teammates. I want to be part of something bigger than just me. Let me ask you a question as we go on to learn some things. Why is it that some companies don’t get it? I ask myself why don’t they get it. Why don’t organizations, teams, and individuals why aren’t they challenged and why can’t they go live on the go side? You’ll notice something as I take you through a teaching lesson here ladies and gentleman is this, is I don’t… Ladies and gentleman who are you and where are you going? Where are you going to end up and what’s life really all about? The reason that I ask that question of you is because the people that you lead in your organizations and even the kids that may reside in your homes are asking you that and you need an answer for it. They may not verbalize those words in that fashion but they’re saying basically, “Dad, mom where are we going? What does the future look like? How are we going to get there and who is going to lead us,” and you need an answer for it. Let’s see if I can put a spin on it. Let’s just see if I can throw it this way at you in a business vernacular. Ladies and gentlemen, see if you have answers for those questions. They are there; are you ready for it? What’s the picture of your future? How do you focus your energy? How do you get your teammates to focus their energy? What motivates you? Do you know what really motivates you in trying difficult times in front of your team? What do you do to put the gears in place to actually overcome the challenges at that moment; do you have an answer for that? And let me let me throw out the kicker of all. If I ask this question of you and you answered in spades you win hands down. I’ve been to enough companies and have worked with enough