Leadership: If It Is To Be, It’s Up To Me!
10:00am-Noon Keynote Speech, Academic Staff Conference Jan. 21, 2010
Room: Phoenix Room B
Bill’s dynamic presentation emphasizes the value of keeping a positive attitude as the key to peak performance and enjoying life. His program features a study of the characteristics of leaders past and present, and how a person can improve his or her leadership ability. Numerous anecdotes and historical references are used to illustrate the importance of making sound decisions when faced with challenging situations. Bill emphasizes the value of effective communication and teamwork in keeping the work environment positive and productive. Since attitudes are contagious, Bill conveys time-tested tips to pave the path to peak performance, personal, and team leadership. “It’s your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude!” Stay high on life and go all the way with PMA!
Motivational Speaker and Humorist
Bill Collar was a social studies teacher and football coach for 35 years, the last 29 at Seymour High School. He has been recognized as Social Studies Teacher of the Year, Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, and Wisconsin Football Coach of the Year. He coached state champions in football and track. A unique motivational speaker, Bill combines a rich treasure of motivational principles with common sense and humorous anecdotes. After speaking part-time for 20 years Bill now shares his message with audiences throughout the Midwest.
He has authored two books, Exceeding the Standards: Teaching with Pride, Poise, and Passion and It’s More than A Game, a character-building book for youth. Bill has spoken with groups ranging from the Wisconsin Badger Rose Bowl Champions to the national sales staff for Riddell, Inc.