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Mission: Leadership must have passion and motivation

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To start, grow and survive, an organization needs leadership that has passion and motivation, which invigorates and sustains. It is key to overcoming many challenges, such as: (1) Tough times and crises; (2) Stiff and new competition; (3) Growth pains that require significant organizational and personnel changes; and (4) Unanticipated challenges that stress the organization and staff.

Employees are infected by the energy of the leaders. If that energy is positive with passion this will impact the employees. If that energy is negative or lack luster this will color the atmosphere of the organization.

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The author of this page is Terry Gardiner

Terry Gardiner is the founder and President of Silver Lining Seafoods and NorQuest Seafoods - a medium size Alaska seafood processing companies; and currently Board member of the Anvil Corporation, an employee owned company specializing in oil and gas engineering.

His co-operative experiences include member director of the Commercial Fishermen Co-operative association; creation of legislation for the Alaska Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank; and advisor to the US Dept of Health and Social Services for the state Health CO-OPs.

Terry served ten years as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives -several legislative committee chairmanships, Speaker of the House, Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Code Commission and board member on various state and federal boards and commissions.

His non-profit experiences include National Policy Director for the Small Business Majority in Washington DC; working with the Herndon Alliance and ForTerra.

Terry authored the leadership book, "Six-Word Lessons to Build Effective Leaders: 100 Lessons to Equip Your People to Create Winning Organizations".

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