Celebrating a Decade with Bill Sanford

Bell Leadership is delighted to celebrate a decade with Bill Sanford! Learn a little more about him from our newsletter feature.

WHAT SUPER POWER WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE?

I would say time travel, but I think that could get messy quickly. I’d drive myself crazy! How about the ability to  teleport – or as the young folk say, to “apparate”?

FARTHEST TRIP YOU HAVE TAKEN

The farthest I’ve traveled was to Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan when I was in grad school back in the early post-Soviet days. Good news: I was only detained by the secret police once! The ability to apparate would have come in handy…

FAVORITE MOVIE

It’s corny and sappy and some of the social aspects haven’t aged well, but I’m a sucker for Jimmy Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life. “Each man’s life touches so many others.” “Merry Christmas, Mr. Potter!” “No man is a failure who has friends.” And the good news is, it’s probably playing somewhere on cable right now!

FUN BELL STORY

My mind immediately goes to Dr. Bell sneaking out into the hallway during a seminar at the Carolina Inn and rolling a couple of bagels down the hallway. Our team had been huddled up and deep in discussion… and then these bagels roll by. It took us a minute to figure it out because he was back training without missing a beat – then we just cracked up. What a fun-loving, life-changing goofball of a gentleman he is!

BELL PRINCIPLE YOU LIVE BY

Just one? Well, one of my favorites is, “You can’t judge your past behavior by your current knowledge.” Learn from the past, and then Achieve Forward. The more I think about it, time travel would be a terrible idea!

Bill Sanford is available to deliver Custom On-Site Programs from the Leadership Mastery SeriesTM and Keynote Presentations on a variety of leadership topics. Please contact Amy Hagen at (919) 967-7904 for scheduling and fees.