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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick is a leader on a mission – to inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to apply innovative solutions to organizational challenges.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick’s vision is the creation of a targeted methodology for every individual, team, and organization, which focuses on communication, leadership, and transformation.

WHY BOOK

#1. Authority

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick represents a new decade of leadership. He is authentic and ‘walks the walk’ as a global leader who rose through the ranks of one of the largest global organizations. His accomplishments and innovations have not only contributed to the success of his and other organizations but inspired and informed new leaders.

#2. Relatability

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick came from humble beginnings and rose through hard work, drive, and focus to sit at the table with Presidents. He helped his family and then, driven by a passion for excellence, bootstrapped himself to obtain an education and look to the future for a career. His values are solid. His story is inspiring. And his quiet humility makes him approachable.

#3 Entertaining Storyteller

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick tells great stories. His audiences are captivated by his tales of forging championship teams with only a softball and bus or building a world-class airport in just ninety days. But don’t be mistaken. Each and every story is also a lesson in leadership.

#4 Easy to Work With

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick is gracious, adaptable, and flexible. He is always looking for ways to make his presentations relevant to each of his different audiences no matter at what organizational level or where in the world. Lieutenant General (Ret.) Bostick makes the experience seamless for organizers and audiences alike.

NEW! CRISIS STRATEGIES FOR LEADERSHIP

A PLAN OF ACTION IN TIMES OF CRITICAL CHANGE

Leadership during a crisis requires strategies that result in a strategic plan of action for decision-makers. I am no stranger to national or global crises having led a major organization and thousands of employees both in the United States as well as around the world and I know there are strategies and actions that leaders can implement today which will assist their organizations not only during the time of the immediate crisis but in the recovery period which will follow.

KEYNOTE

WINNING AFTER LOSING

This riveting keynote focuses on turnaround strategies that take an organization from setbacks to success.

Lessons include:

How to identify and act on positive lessons after losing
How to tap into the winning core at the center of every challenge
How to overcome a losing mindset and replace it with a winning one
How to reset, recalibrate, and recover
How to select the right people to drive your turnaround strategy
And much more…

LEADERSHIP

This keynote taps into transformative emerging trends, skills, and strategies required by organizational and team leaders.

Lessons include:

How to turn historical organizational behaviors to opportunities in a changing global environment
How to recognize and adapt to paradigm shifts
How to develop and sustain a global outlook on growth and progress
How to manage a work-life balance for optimal effectiveness as a leader
How to identify and mentor leaders in a new generation
And much more…

TEAM BUILDING

Using unusual but effective tools like softball and buses to not only strengthen existing teams but to turn them into champions.

Lessons include:

How to stimulate team creativity and initiative with a third option
How to create a winning team even without all A players
Strategies for building team trust
Maintaining the delicate balance between teamwork and individual skills and talents
Creating a shared purpose within a team
How to foster top-down guidance and bottom-up refinement
And much more…

TALENT MANAGEMENT

In today’s organizational reality talent and human capital play a major role in success. And unlike in previous decades, today’s best talent often comes not only from outside the organization but from outside the industry. Identifying that new talent and integrating to support organizational success is a key leadership function.

Lessons include:

How to find talent outside traditional talent pools and sources
Onboarding talent challenges and solutions
Talent training and integrating into existing team structures
Encouraging feedback from the bottom up
High goal setting, progress achievement markers, and performance rewards
And much more…

STEM

In today’s increasingly digital corporate reality STEM talent is needed more than ever before. One of the most important roles for any organization is to foster that talent through partnerships with education. These partnerships will ensure that companies benefit from a steady stream of current research as well as having access to a talent pool trained to meet future corporate challenges.

Lessons include:
How to locate STEM partners
Setting up a STEM partnership that balances needs of organization with goals of partner
How to integrate STEM goals into the organizational framework
And much more…

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Diversity and inclusion are all about human capital – people who together can bring a wider scope to the activities of an organization by opening a new and valuable talent pool.

Lessons include:

Agility in recognizing and responding to new or shifting pools of available talent
Accommodating beliefs of different groups into integrated teams
Building an organization built on the principles of acceptance
And much more…

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