Dudley Slater and Steven Taylor’s book, Fusion Leadership, includes stories from a variety of powerful and influential people who have experienced the personal and organizational benefits of this leadership mindset. We call them our fellow travelers.
Come meet the dynamic leaders who are traveling the Fusion Leadership journey by your side, and let us know if you would like to join the Movement.
We invite you to engage with Fellow Travelers and others, joining the conversation and sharing your stories or leadership challenges.
Coach Terry Porter
Two time NBA all-star, NBA head Coach and current coach of the University of Portland Pilots
“I wish I could have read Fusion Leadership years ago but I’m so glad I’ve read it now. It serves as both a validation of the principles I believe in and a guiding source of advice and inspiration for the future.”
Robert Van Antwerp
chief engineer (retired), Army Corps of Engineers
president and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
CEO (retired) Umpqua Bank
CEO (retired) of WOW Cable and Internet
J.D. Power consistently recognized WOW Cable and Internet as the leader in providing a superior customer experience during Colleen Abdoulah’s tenure, and you can learn the insightful metaphor she leveraged in her answer to the question “Who do you prioritize in your organization?” in a preview of Fusion Leadership.
Founder and CEO of Zulily
Dr. Leslie Braksik
consultant, author and co-founder of My Next Season
president and CEO (retired) of Horizon Air
president (retired), DePaul Industries
"Breaks through the Clutter..."
There has been a great deal written on leadership. Slater breaks through the clutter with a practical, candid, engaging and relatable roadmap for leading an organization of any size, in any industry.
-Art Winkleblack, EVP & CFO, HJ Heinz (retired)
"I Intend to Apply Fusion Leadership Principles in my Business..."
As an early investor in Integra Telecom I spent many years observing up close the incredible impact of Fusion Leadership. This was long before Dudley even knew that that’s what he was practicing. This book helped me truly understand how Dudley was able to guide Integra through some very difficult economic times to become a real success. I fully intend to apply his Fusion Leadership principles in managing my own business.
-John Hunt, managing director, Abry Partners
"A Must Read for Anyone Leading an Organization..."
70% of the nation’s workforce hates their jobs” Wow! No wonder companies struggle and employees hate going to work. Dudley Slater and Steven Taylor provide real life personal examples of servant leadership explaining both the personal and business benefits of following this leadership approach. Servant leaders activate the human potential and provide meaning for the workforce. This book was inspiring to me with its real-life examples and the nonlinear path Dudley followed to learning the benefits and the power of putting the need to serve first. It is a must read for anyone leading an organization and looking to create a committed workforce with a common passion that can outperform the competition.
-Michael Marchi, COO, American Standard Brands (retired) and president & CEO, Grohe Americas (retired)
"A Fresh Perspective on Company Culture..."
Dudley Slater has done something that is difficult to do: write a business book that offers a fresh perspective on company culture. Together with his own valuable experiences as CEO of Integra Telecom, Slater seamlessly weaves in other leadership perspectives on how to empower your workforce and improve an organizational culture. Well worth the read.
-Merritt Paulson, owner and CEO of the Portland Thorns and MLS Champion Portland Timbers
"A Must Read for any Current or Aspiring Leader..."
Fusion Leadership goes to the core question of how to engage workers in any organization, recognizing that its not your title or rank that inspires others, and offers a practical road-map and fresh perspective, shared through entertaining, real-world stories. A must read for any current or aspiring leader.
-Bill Cooney, (retired) Air Force General and president and deputy CEO, USAA
"A Practical, Engaging Tool Box..."
Fusion Leadership makes a compelling case that great organizations build true value by investing in people, providing a practical, engaging tool box for any leader who wants to achieve transformative results. The fresh perspective provided by Fusion Leadership makes this a “go to” resource for any leader.
-Brendan Scollans, partner, and Jan Vesely, director, EQT Partners
"Help Others Reach their Full Leadership Potential..."
Masterful in its humility, candor, and powerful storytelling, Dudley Slater's reflection on leadership displays a deep understanding of and reverence for his subject. The book reflects an earnest desire to help others reach their full leadership potential and avoids the common pitfall of simply relaying a personal "success story". Slater clearly cares more about the cause of his message than causing the reader to think well of the messenger. People who aspire to lead others well--at any level of any organization--will be well-served by this book and will return to it again and again for its practical wisdom.
-Mark Ganz, president and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions
"Leadership is Earned Not Bestowed..."
Leadership is earned not bestowed. This book will change the way you view leadership and show you how to enhance your company’s enterprise value by earning your employees’ respect and loyalty. Former CEO Dudley Slater engages you with personal stories and interviews of CEOs who have learned how to harness the power of fully engaged employees.
-Carlyn R. Taylor, global co-leader of corporate finance & restructuring, FTI Consulting
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