by Greg Anderson
I believe you can learn something from every person you meet, and I want to take this opportunity to thank those people who have provided me their knowledge.
The team at Intertek Consulting & Training for their hard work and uncompromising standards. You are the finest group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Randy and Helen Smith for entrusting me with so much.
The men and women of GlobalSantaFe. Your unwavering commitment to FOCUS not only made this book possible but, more importantly, it literally has changed people’s lives for generations to come.
Bob Lorber for walking beside two generations of the Anderson clan. Ken Blanchard, who has taught so many of us not only how to be better managers, but how to be better human beings.
Alice Adams, who can turn a blank canvas into a work of art.
Karen Stewart, who knows what I am thinking, usually before I do.
My parents, Gordon and Elizabeth Anderson, the two finest people on earth. Nothing I could write would express my love and appreciation for all you have given me.
My daughters, Brittany, Makenzie and Kendall, for understanding there is no book on how to be the perfect dad. I am so proud of the person each of you has become.
Finally, my best friend and wife, Robin. Thank you for believing and helping me become more than I ever thought possible. You are the foundation for all that is good in my life.
by Bob Lorber
To the four special Ladies in my life — my wife Sandy, and my three daughters Tracie, Lindie and Kaylie. Thanks for putting up with me! I love you all very much.
The numerous consultants at The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group who worked so hard throughout the years improving safety and saving lives all over the world.
Gordon Anderson, mentor and friend, who made most of this all possible. Leadership, kindness, patience and teaching to everyone around him. Gordon, you made this all possible!
Neal Parry, Red Barnhill and Alan Bernardo — teachers, friends, and clients who taught me about the Drilling Industry and how to work in the many cultures around the world.
Mark Rosen for your friendship and leadership in Safety Training for our company in coal mines across this country.
Ken Blanchard — mentor, teacher, friend and colleage for over 30 years. You help everyone around be a better person and helped me really understand the meaning of servant leadership.
Mick Ukleja for your friendship, unconditional support and guidance throughout these past 22 years.
Greg Anderson — You made this book happen, and it will make a difference in thousands of peoples lives. It is a pleasure working with you and becoming part of your family.