"Passionate Execution" was Dr. John Stanko's topic at the February 2017 Leaders Serving Beaver County “Leader’s Workshop” based on chapter 5 of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers. The breakfast meeting was held on at the Lodge at Penn State Beaver campus.


Dr. Stanko focused on identifying what passionate execution means to the Pittsburgh Steelers and to anyone leading others within a successful organization. He described why this is so important and how leaders may pursue deeper engagement with their teams. He also described the four intrinsic motivators of all leaders.

"In this session," he began, quoting from chapter 5, "leaders will learn that passion means maintaining a love for their work, the power that comes from planning their second half and the clarity that comes with rest and solitude."

Co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League, Forged in Steel is a widely praised analysis of the Steelers' way. It's the first book to analyze organizational leadership values through the prism of a six-time Super Bowl winning National Football League franchise and the enduring values of Judeo-Christian faith. See what the media and corporate and community leaders are saying about Forged in Steel - more>>>


Dr. Stanko is founder of PurposeQuest and past administrative pastor at Allegheny Center Alliance Church. He taught chapter 1 of the book – “Inspiring Standards” – at LSBC’s inaugural Forged in Steel class last September.

Next Class: To be led by Dr. James Dittmar on Thurs., March 16, 2017 on "Deliberate Practice."

Objectives of the Workshop: As a result of this seven-month workshop, participants will:

1. Utilize transformative principles of leadership for personal, spiritual, and professional growth.
2. Strengthen abilities to establish more effective relationships within your sphere of influence.
3. Create a personalized plan to clearly identify purpose, values and a leadership perspective.


2017 Schedule

At the Lodge at Penn State University's Beaver Campus - see map

February 16 - Passionate Execution -
Dr. Stanko

March 16 - Continuous Improvement -
Dr. Dittmar

April 20 - Mental Toughness - Dr. Stanko


Questions About Leaders Serving Beaver County: Contact Dr. Dittmar, chairman - email

Questions About the Book: Contact Mark Miner, Forged in Steel co-author and publisher - email

More About LSBC: LSBC works to equip Beaver County's organizational leaders with practical biblical principles they can apply in their work and workplace at a time when the region's economy is poised for its greatest expansion in a generation. - more>>>