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Contagious Humility: Next Leaders Serving Beaver Workshop


I encourage you to attend our next “Thursday Morning Breakfast” series on October 20 at the Penn State Beaver Campus.  You won’t regret it.

“Contagious Humility” will be the topic of the next Leaders Serving Beaver County “Leader’s Workshop” featuring teaching by Dr. Diane Galbraith based on chapter 2 of the book Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers. The breakfast workshop will be held on Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 at the Lodge at Penn State Beaver campus.

Dr. Galbraith has been an associate professor at Slippery Rock University since 2003. 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.

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 2, which explains why the Steelers are different from any other National Football League franchise, focuses on how humility can become contagious in your team, resulting in greater interdependence and teamwork.

Chapter 2 of the book focuses on how a leader’s humility becomes contagious on her or his team, it results in greater interdependence and teamwork:

Ambassador Rooney inspires with values that flow from his heart, based on a deep faith, love of his family, knowledge of human motivation and understanding of the game. His core beliefs demonstrate “contagious humility” but do not need to be written on paper. He knows how to articulate them and how to live them day in and day out. And others watch him very closely and learn.

Why is Mr. Rooney such an effective leader? We asked that question of many in the Steelers organization, past and present, and discovered a simple truth. People trust him. Trust is the most important issue in leadership. Nothing moves without it.

For you as a leader, your top priority must be to earn the trust of subordinates, customers and third parties. This cannot be achieved with gimmicks, rah-rah speeches, glitzy advertising campaigns or even record-breaking sales. It can only be achieved through authentic behavior demonstrated consistently, every day, time after time. The highest levels of trust happen at the convergence of competence and character.

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.

The workshop will be held at Penn State Beaver’s Lodge room on Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and including a continental breakfast. To RSVP>>>

About the Book: 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.

“This tremendous book will help our leaders unpack the reasons why the Steelers are a beloved, iconic organization and why they are able to field competitive teams year after year after year,” said Rebecca Matsco, executive director of Leaders Serving Beaver County.

The book has been produced by Mark Miner of Publishing, LLC of Beaver, PA. More>>>

See what the media and corporate and community leaders are saying about Forged in Steelmore>>>

Schedule: This “Third Thursday” monthly series, to be taught by Leaders Serving Beaver County’s team of experts, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and $10 for students. The schedule includes:

2016-2017 Schedule

September 15Inspiring Standards – taught by Dr. John Stanko October 20Contagious Humility – to be taught by Dr. Diane Galbreath – The Lodge at Penn State University’s Beaver Campus – see map November 17Servant Leadership – to be taught by Dr. Jim Dittmar January 19Strategic Team Making – to be taught by Dr. Galbreath February 16Passionate Execution – to be taught by Dr. Stanko March 16Continuous Improvement – to be taught by Dr. Dittmar April 20Mental Toughness – to be taught by Dr. Stanko

Questions About the Events: Contact Rebecca Matsco, LSBC Executive Director – email:

Questions About the Book: Contact Mark Miner, Forged in Steel Co-Author and Publisher – email:

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>>>



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