The Steelers’ Way of “Deliberate Practice” to Be Featured at March 16 Leaders Serving Beaver County Workshop at Penn State Beaver

“Continuous improvement” through deliberate practice will be Dr. Jim Dittmar’s topic at the March 16, 2017 Leaders Serving Beaver County “Leader’s Workshop” based on chapter 6 of Forged in Steel: The Seven Time-Tested Leadership Principles Practiced By the Pittsburgh Steelers. The popular book is co-authored by Tunch Ilkin of the Steelers and Damian Williams of Leadership League ( Publishing, LLC, $29.95).


The breakfast meeting — free of charge this month — will be held on at the Lodge at Penn State Beaver campus — see map.


Dr. Dittmar will focus on how leaders often are enamored with the result of greatness — and less interested in the grind of the process that initially created the result. In this workshop, leaders will learn the importance of deliberate practice of the basics, the power of “huddles” to learn where blind spots are and the peace that comes with figuring out one or two primary things in life that they want to do better or differently.


“You do not become great when you win the trophy, or construct a new factory or break a sales record,” write Ilkin and Williams. “You became great some time ago when you committed to the process. Your children do not become great when they get A’s on their report card, they became great when you made sure they completed homework every night and did what was required, to show up in the form of A’s. It is the process, not the product, that can make you successful.”


Forged in Steel is a widely praised analysis of the Steelers’ way. It’s the first book to analyze organizational leadership values through the prism of a six-time Super Bowl winning National Football League franchise and the enduring values of Judeo-Christian faith. See what the media and corporate and community leaders are saying about Forged in Steelmore>>>


Dr. Dittmar is founder of 3Rivers Leadership Institute and longtime chair of the Master of Organizational Leadership at Geneva College. He taught chapters 1 and 3 of the book at LSBC’s Forged in Steel workshop last year.

Objectives of the Workshop: As a result of this seven-month workshop, participants will:


1. Utilize transformative principles of leadership for personal, spiritual, and professional growth.

2. Strengthen abilities to establish more effective relationships within your sphere of influence.

3. Create a personalized plan to clearly identify purpose, values and a leadership perspective.


Questions About Leaders Serving Beaver County: Contact Dr. Dittmar, chairman – email


Questions About the Book: Contact Mark Miner, Forged in Steel co-author and publisher – email


More About LSBC: LSBC works to equip Beaver County’s organizational leaders with practical biblical principles they can apply in their work and workplace at a time when the region’s economy is poised for its greatest expansion in a generation. – more>>>