Leadership & Masterful Living

Interpreting proven concepts of personal, corporate, nonprofit and community leadership, Possibility Grower Tim Herd creatively draws from the worlds of nature, culture, business and everyday living to invigorate your personal and professional growth. Discover “MasterPoints” of the essential concepts to master and maximize your leadership impact.

Audiences ● Corporate Managers and Leaders         ● Park, Conservation & Recreation Professionals
● Entrepreneurs & Business Owners       ● Environmental Professionals & Advocates      ● Nonprofit Executives       ● Health Professionals & Advocates       ● Community Organizers       ● College Students & Associations
 

Building With People: Dream Teams & Power Partnerships The right people, in the right places, for the right reasons, at the right time: that’s your Dream Team. Recruiting profitable partnerships and producing “Mission Accomplished” teams require leadership in the complex but rewarding art of Building With People. Create power from purpose, purpose from unity, and unity from diversity. Discern what talents, traits, and temperaments to develop in yourself and in those you choose for your team.  Apply people-empowering leadership principles to connect positively, coach attitudes, improve abilities, build mutual trust and confidence, and invest in your partners to create the ultimate win-win situation.

The Vigorous Nature of Child Wellness Connecting children to nature is a powerful antidote to host of pervasive ills. With telling anecdotes from his career as an outdoor educator, and bolstered by extensive evidence, Tim casts the compelling account of children and youth overcoming obesity, juvenile diabetes, multiple behavioral disorders and other modern maladies to enjoy the vigorous wellness that comes from interaction with nature. Such conclusive evidence demands action: Learn five broad strategies to engage your children, and those in your community, to the benefits of nature and its enabling healthy mental, physical, and social development.

Parks, Livability & the Triple Bottom Line To be vibrantly attractive, a community must find that sustainable sweet spot that balances the health of its economy, environment, and society by wisely investing its fiscal, natural, physical, and human capital. Investments that bond profitable commerce with environmental sustainability and social equity build strong, livable communities, producing what’s known as the triple bottom line. Such efforts reward dividends for all “stockholders” in the community: businesses, institutions and governments; clients, customers, residents and visitors; natural and built living spaces; and all living and nonliving resources. Master the local issues and leadership techniques to actively increase livability in your community through intentional investments in its park, open space and recreation systems.

Tapping and Refining Your Productive Best To be a difference maker in today’s fast-paced, competitive marketplace, you must be distinctive, authentic, and a developer of your own best product—you! In this intriguing, spirited, and interactive exchange, open a guide to improving both your outlook and your value to your organization: learn how to assess your hidden gifts and talents, identify your personal styles, tap your latent strengths, hone your technical and relational skills, and invigorate your personal and professional growth. Tim vibrantly engages audiences with a veritable run of precious resources: Interpreting compelling stories of real-life difference-makers, clarifying natural laws of growth and potential, and demystifying interpersonal relations are all on tap. Tim also provides real-life tools to develop your inner resources and core values, polish their use and worth, apply them in your particular niche, and yield a fantastic return on your investment!

Adventures in Purposeful Living You are a pathfinder. Only by overcoming challenges to your progress do you advance in it. Only by applying wisdom gained from experience do you succeed against future trials. Only by dissolving roadblocks with creative solutions do you triumph. Only by proceeding do you eventually arrive. Assess your gifts, talents, experience, passions and personal styles to discover your purpose, customize your training, and blaze your trail ahead. Just as the eagle skillfully fills its superior niche at the top of the food chain, you too have a vital role to fulfill and a reason to soar.

Lift-off for Visionary Achievement Summits worth mounting, dreams worth fulfilling, projects worth building, and goals worth attaining are worth investing in the energy, effort and resources required. Partners must be enlisted, ways and means determined, and obstacles overcome. But there’s nowhere to go without a vision! Discover how to articulate your vision, communicating its clarity and commitment with passion, and its strategies and goals with purpose. Master the seven steps of visionary achievement to cast your vision, enlist the team, commit the resources, plan the strategies, persist in action, and fulfill your worthy dreams.

Winning the Change & Challenges Championship There’s not a speck alive that doesn’t have struggles. Life is wondrous—especially considering the alternative—but it isn’t fair, and striving and struggling are givens. Those who anticipate and embrace change and are able to adapt to its challenges, are those who thrive while others dive. Develop your ability to foresee trends and issues; and master your responses to adapt creatively, maintain perspectives, overcome hardships, hone your competitiveness, and win despite the odds and obstacles.

Igniting and Multiplying Creative Leadership The ability to help shape your industry, advance in rapidly shifting socioeconomic markets, steer through accelerating technological advances, and invent original—or even radical—solutions requires breakthrough thinking and multiplying the creative leadership within your organization from the bottom up. Learn, embrace, model and impart seven timeless leadership virtues to your partners and employees to ignite creativity, kindle innovation, and fuel your growth in the emerging global knowledge economy.

In it for Life—and Legacy You are currently serving a life sentence (with no possibility for parole!) in the sheer abundance and incredible vitality and overstuffed fullness and unlimited possibilities of your moment-by-moment existence—and in what you learn and accomplish and share and enrich in this world and in others. And not merely for the length of your career, or even your conscious days, but also in the legacy you leave behind. What will be your lasting impact? How are you investing in those who follow? How do you enable and celebrate personal and professional growth in others? What do you possess that is valuable and how do you pass it on? Your legacy is created only as you live it: You’re in it for life.

Bedrock Environmental Stewardship, Grassroots Community Leadership The quality of human, economic and environmental health is interdependent; the vigor of one, or the lack of it, affects all. The most sustainable actions are those that simultaneously support the economy, the environment, and human health and society, both globally and locally. Develop the leadership skills and tactics of effective environmental stewards to enlist political and community support, engage in triple-bottom-line education, seek sustainable solutions, motivate public opinion, and ultimately influence foundational resource management, economic development, and health and wellness policies—for the ultimate good of all.

Raising Wellness: Growing Healthy and Active Communities Raising up exemplary healthy and active communities requires investing in fertile partnerships between health and wellness professionals, municipal planners, resource managers, recreation service providers, and other civic, cultural and spiritual leaders. Sow their combined expertise with best practices, douse with passion, and cultivate with visionary leadership to raise a lush and vigorous crop of physical, mental, social, and spiritual benefits. Stake your growth here!

Surviving the Wilderness of College to Thrive in the Thickets of Real Life Life in the Real World is a wild, not-entirely-predictable series of challenges, opportunities, snares and pitfalls. Take it from Nature—where wild animals do not merely survive their perpetual peril, but thrive in their ecological niches. Learn surprisingly relevant and practical life and character lessons from wildlife behavior in the “other” real world. See how attitudes, approaches and adaptations to a sometimes-hostile environment can help you survive your starving college wilderness days and shape your as-yet uncharted future.

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