Leaders Know How to Follow - Episode 55 with Bryan Foster

November 1, 2021

Take a look at a 9-year career officer from the United States Army and note some of the great things he learned as a leader and replicates in the business he is in today.

I.  Communication

    A.  Root cause for many if not most issues

    B.  Group or interpersonal cohesion occurs when

          1.  You have trust in them and they in you

          2.  You have their best interests in mind and they have yours

II.  Best Leaders

     A.  Start out as the best followers

     B.  Understand that leaders have to be out in front with their employees            

     C.  Don't expect their team to do what they aren't willing to do

     D.  Results in a cohesive team

III.  "Front Porch" Time

      A.  Wisdom isn't gained overnight

      B.  It's gained by listening and understanding

      C.  Where most of the healing and learning takes place

IV.  Customer Service

      A.  Everything we do is people-centric (taking care of people)

      B.  Everyone is buying and selling

             1.  Ideas, things, wishes

      C.  Establish a rapport, trust, or a connection

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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