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I love leadership, laughs (and yes) libations.  I also love learning.  Although I've been in leadership roles for over 30 years, I love talking to leaders that are in the trenches and learning what works, what doesn't and what I can do differently.

This podcast is for everyone out there that is working to lead better, get more done and leave a legacy.  Leading others is a deliberative act and we can always get better.

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Oct 17, 2017

At some point in your life you're either going to be in an unwanted situation or witness something you know is wrong.  What do you do?  Where do you find the courage to step in?  This week, Mike Dilbeck, shares the strategies to do just that.  Mike is (what I consider) a people advocate.  He helps people make a courageous step at a time.

I had originally scheduled this episode to air a few weeks from now but with all of the Harvey Weinstein allegations of sexual harassment and abuse coming out, I thought it was more appropriate this week. Mike shares strategies on what you can do if you find yourself in that kind of situation. 

Mike calls on us to take response ability and react to any everyday life issue by going beyond our shame and fear to show courage and honor dignity in momentary choices. Mike is on a mission to change the way individuals, organizations, companies, and communities react when someone is being adversely impacted by inappropriate, abusive, or unhealthy behavior.

The impact of inaction is that way too many people are being mistreated, abused, violated, and even killed, while others look on and do nothing. Or, don’t do enough. The violations of dignity in our world lead to disengagement, not feeling worthy, and retaliation.

More on Mike...

In 1990, after serving for two years as Assistant Executive Director for Sigma Nu International Fraternity and producing more than 20 video programs and two international conventions for the fraternity, Mike established a reputation for creating and producing effective and powerful video presentations and special events. After working with executives from other organizations, Mike realized there was a market needing his skills and expertise. BECK & CO. was founded to provide high-end video/film and special event production services for its clients. Since 1990, Mike has produced over 60 educational, promotional and fundraising video presentations for clients and won numerous awards. RESPONSE ABILITY is the latest, and most successful, project Mike has produced.

In 1998, Mike expanded his expertise and entered the world of non-profit fundraising where he was instrumental in raising millions of dollars for people living with HIV/AIDS. He has served as the Director of the inaugural Texas AIDS Ride, Director of Special Events for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC), and Program Director for the first three years of the National AIDS Marathon Training Program and for the inaugural year of TEAM TO END AIDS (T2) – both endurance training programs benefitting AFC. He most recently served as National Director for T2 and resigned in 2011 to devote himself full-time to RESPONSE ABILITY.

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