Monday, September 19, 2005 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Bob Buford

Bob Buford

Bio: Bob Buford launched Leadership Network, a private operating foundation created in 1984 for the original purpose of identifying, networking and resourcing senior ministers and staff of large congregations (1,000+ in attendance) in the United States. He is also the Founding Chairman of the Board of Governors of The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. In January 1998, Buford launched Halftime, the organization, to help high-powered marketplace leaders to convert their faith into action and effective results.

Buford is author of four books, Halftime; Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance, Game Plan; Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life, Stuck in Halftime; Reinvesting Your One and Only Life and Finishing Well; What People Who Really Live Do Differently.


The Leadership Blog Interview Questions
1. What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
: "Results, results and results! --- in that order. Kingdom fruit: My mission is to work on “transforming the latent energy in American Christianity into Active energy.”

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Bob: “Empty suits” – in Texas the expression is “big hat, no cattle.”

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
Bob: "Peter Drucker"

4. What books have changed your life?
: "The Bible and Peter Drucker books"

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
Bob: "Staying focused which always means saying no."

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Bob: "The fruit of my work grows up on other people’s trees."

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Bob: "At age 76 – probably still pursuing God’s calling for my life – Finishing Well!"

Thanks Bob for an interesting interview!