Connecting the Dots is my go-to phrase. Whether fundraising, running an organization, or training leaders, my message can always boil down to connecting the dots. Networking, bringing ideas and people together, melding philosophies and opinions to create a unified message - all of these things require a collaborative effort. Leaders fall into two categories, 1) I am the leader, listen to me, and 2) I am the leader, I would like to listen to you. The most successful leader is the one who will listen. Leadership is not for wimps. It takes energy, vision and courage. This favorite quote explains leadership even further "Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." As a lifelong leader, I have failed and succeeded. My goal is to inspire leaders to greater success as team members.