After a detailed review of the feedback, the organizers have decided to move ahead with planning of another Lessons in Leadership event!
Many of the details have to be ironed out, but we'll be looking at a date later in 2008 and hopefully will be able to return to the Grove Park Inn, whose staff did such a superb job of hosting the first event. Please check back for details.
If you have any other thoughts or feedback as we move forward, you can email the organizers at

Thank you to everyone who has completed the post-event survey. As with the event itself, response to the survey has been both overwhelming and humbling. If you haven't yet completed the survey, there is still time so please click the link on the left.
If you would like to buy Brian Biro's books, CD's or other materials, you can do that at his website www.brianbiro.com

The organizers will meet early in February to begin planning where to take Lessons in Leadership from here. Some will make up suitable educational essays https://best-writing-service.com/ Please watch this website for details.

"WOO claps" were heard in offices all over Western North Carolina this morning and Home Depot sold out of 1" boards!

1/23/08 (2:25pm):
People are still calling to inquire about on-site registrations. We will do everything within our power to ensure no-one is turned away, so even if you haven't pre-registered, please come along. The Grove Park Inn staff are standing by to add more seats if necessary, and we have extra volunteers at the on-site registration desk. The cost is $30 and we can accept cash or checks, but unfortunately no credit cards. Please try to arrive early (doors open at 5:30pm).

We finally had to call a halt to advance registrations at over 650!
There should be a limited number of spaces for on-site registration - please see the Registration link at the left for details.
Incidentally, we incorrectly described the print kindly donated by Jeff Pittman. It is a giclee on canvas (giclee is a very high quality reporoduction on canvas, very true to the original). Sorry for any confusion.

The response continues to amaze us. We have now passed 500 registrants!
Management at Grove Park Inn have kindly offered to reconfigure the room for a capacity of 700, but that still means we will probably have to declare the event sold out within the next few days. If you have already registered, look for an email message early next week with some logistical information, location of the conference room, parking facilities, etc. If you haven't registered and would like to attend, time is running out!
Also, look for Asheville Citizen-Times columnist Ed Brenegar's column this Thursday 17th which will be all about this event.

More than 300 paid registrants and counting . . .
There's every possibility that the event will sell out very soon. If you haven't yet registered, we strongly encourage you to do so.

Registered attendees will also be eligible for one of several great prizes;  Brian Biro will be giving away a set of his books; a local artist, Jeff Pittman has donated a beautiful 22" x 46" "Asheville Afternoon" giclee on canvas print, plus we'll be giving away a new Asheville Chamber of Commerce book, " Asheville a Photographic Portrait."


Meanwhile, we're working on assembling some resources that will help people to benefit from Lessons in Leadership even before the event. At Dana Stonestreet's suggestion, we've asked some local leaders to suggest books for a "Recommended Reading" list, and we're compiling links to some regional resources for business start-ups. Check back for more details soon.  

We now have professionally-printed copies of the tri-fold brochure available (kindly sponsored by HomeTrust Bank) for those interested in attending or simply speading the word. Contact John Locke at Dixon-Hughes PLLC (828-236-5850) or Keith Challenger at Crescent PPO (828-670-9145 ext 114) for copies.
As expected, several companies have reserved blocks of seats for the event so their entire staff can attend. We encourage those of you in leadership positions to think of this as not only a leadership training event, but also a team-building opportunity. Bill Kelley will talk about how to get the very best out of the people who work for you, and Brian Biro will build on the message by encouraging attendees to "break through" those barriers that may be holding them back.
At only $20 per person, you should consider this to be potentially the most cost-effective team-building opportunity of the New Year!

Talking of spreading the word, Citizen-Times columnist Ed Brenegar is planning a couple of feature editorials about Lessons in Leadership over the next couple of weeks.

Almost 300 registrants and counting . . .
If you would like to attend and haven't already registered, you are strongly advised to do so.
Watch for editorials and other mentions in local newspapers. 

The organizers will meet on January 18th to arrange final details.

Speaker Brian Biro kindly donated autographed copies of his best-selling book "Beyond Success" to the first 60 paid registrants. We have barely begun promoting the event, yet we are already at almost 100 registrants, so the free book offer is complete. Thank You!!!