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Dale Collie      

Named by "FAST COMPANY" as one of America's Fast 50 Innovative Leaders

Dale Collie speaks from experience! His programs are reinforced with compelling, personal stories forged through years of military service and corporate leadership. Awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds as an infantry company commander, he took his experience into the corporate arena where his training as a US Army Ranger paid off in success after success. Fast Company recognizes Dale as one of America's 'Fast 50' innovative leaders.

In addition to the traditional leadership training gained in the military, Dale learned how to get a vision for success during his year-long recovery from combat wounds. Perseverance took on a whole new meaning as he gained a waiver to stay on active duty as an amputee (an almost impossible task at the time). Through all of this, he learned how to motivate others and teach the specific steps needed to achieve in the face of great obstacles. Teaching as West Point polished his skills and prepared the way for later success.

Corporate leadership responsibilities tempered these abilities as Dale used Ranger tactics and military strategies to overwhelm the competition. In one Fortune 500 company, he led the effort to overcome geographical and logistical obstacles to break a competitor's monopoly and eventually acquire 100% of the market. In another Fortune 500 company he used more of his military experience to fight off two attacks from off shore and grew market share from 35% to 85% in just two years.

Later, all of these skills were put to use in leading a bankrupt charity to become a $37 million operation in just seven years. The process included implementation of "lean operations principles" domestically and starting successful businesses in Eastern Europe.

Dale now invests his full-time efforts in helping organizations that want to build courageous leaders and businesses. He is author of Frontline Leadership: Building Courageous Leaders and Winning Under Fire (McGraw-Hill) which reveals a number of US Army leadership and communications strategies that corporations can use to overcome serious obstacles involving workplace stress, competitive advances and personnel productivity situations.

Speech Topics

Focus on Success

Three Essentials for Success Compelling stories brand these strategies and create a buzz about what each of your team members can do to overcome obstacles, embrace change, and reach challenging goals.

Ultimate Workplace Stress Control

Leadership Control of Workplace Stress Studies show that as much as 45% of the bottom line is lost to poor leadership control of workplace stress. Do your leaders control stress to maximize performance and increase net profits (or do you rely only on the individual stress management techniques of those stressed out front line workers)

Leaders Make it Happen

Seven Secrets How Leaders Maximize Participation and Productivity Is your team performing at its best while 85% of the nation’s workforce is disengaged?

Help New Leaders Succeed

7 Ways to Avoid Leadership’s First-Year Failure 40% of new leaders fail in first year - poor interpersonal skills. What is your plan to upgrade skills of current and future leaders? Find out the seven biggest reasons that new leaders fail and what you can do to help them succeed.

Never Give Up

Embrace Change and Succeed Be inspired by the story of Dale's recovery from combat wounds and success as an amputee. Learn how you can succeed as he has by helping others get what they want. If you're not making progress, your goal must not be that important.

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