Leading with Courage
Daily Reminders for the Decision Maker
Even the greatest leaders get distracted by the less meaningful details of daily life and lose sight of what is important. At their worst, we see leaders get way off course and rationalize unethical or illegal activity, and at their best, we see leaders distracted by the day-to-day minutia, losing sight of the dynamic vision that drives their success. They need a quick reminder to serve as a "true north" and keep on track. Leading with Courage: Daily Reminders for the Decision Maker is an opportunity to spend a few minutes in the busy day reminding yourself of the personal and professional things that matter and the impact your decisions have on others.
Matt White is the chief executive officer of Basin Street Properties. As the chief executive, he is responsible for both developing and managing Basin Street’s strategic direction and the direction of its investments. Under Matt’s leadership, Basin Street has grown to encompass major investments throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, including a broad range of Class-A office, mixed use, industrial, retail, apartment, and hotel properties.Matt began his career in the family business twenty-one years ago as a project manager, handling the leasing and construction in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties. He later became the chief financial officer. As CFO, among other duties, he established and managed the Basin Street Properties Investor Program, performing assessment and analysis for acquisitions and providing strategic real estate advice and support to investors.In 2005, Matt negotiated Basin Street’s largest transaction through the sale of 36 buildings, totaling 1.4 million square feet. In 2012, he then negotiated the re-acquisition of much of that portfolio at a greatly discounted price.Matt has a BA in political science from Boston University. As one who is dedicated to his family and small mountain community, he currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Lake Tahoe School. Additionally, Matt enjoys supporting his two children’s sports activities, including being the assistant coach for the high school varsity basketball team. In his free time, he is an avid cyclist and skier and enjoys the challenge of a good basketball game or mountain bike race.Judith Bell, MS, is founder and president of Rewire Leadership Institute®. A master facilitator, consultant, teacher, and coach, she has created and facilitated personal growth, team development and organizational change seminars, coached executives and teams, facilitated strategic planning for high visibility meetings, and supported culture change for over four decades. She works with a diverse range of companies, from government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune Global 500s to small-and mid-sized family owned businesses, including such organizations as NASA, FRTIB, United States Army, Proctor & Gamble, AT&T, Schwan Food Company, Basin Street Properties, and Restoration Hardware. Judith is known for supporting teams in becoming more efficient and effective by developing people and relationship skills.From 1981 until 2004, Judith worked closely with Will Schutz, Ph.D., the creator of FIRO theory. Considered one of the world’s leading experts, Judith mentors facilitators, coaches, therapists, and other professionals in the integration of the FIRO theory in their work.Judith’s flagship programs, Authentic Leadership 1: Become Your Authentic Self, and Authentic Leadership 2: Navigating the Interpersonal Word Mindfully, have been running since 2005 and are attended by people from all walks of life.Judith and her husband, Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D., are the co-authors of Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership and co-authored a chapter in Mastering the Art of Success: Volume 8. They are currently writing a book on Mindful Conversations®