Fusion Leadership

Unleashing the Movement of Monday Morning Enthusiasts

Dudley R. Slater & Steven T. Taylor
The majority of the nation’s workforce hates their job. Are these employees working at your organization?
Seventy percent of US workers hate their jobs and don’t want to show up on Monday morning,cites entrepreneur and CEO Dudley Slater in his inspiring book, Fusion Leadership. Slater squarely lays some of the blame for this shocking phenomenon at the doors of leaders: When their selfish actions diminish the effectiveness of their teams, they commit the ultimate failure in leadership. But when leaders learn how to successfully balance the needs of their egos with the collective needs of their organizations, they can see increased profits and a workforce unified around a common goal.
Slater examines some of the biggest hurdles and toughest calls you may have to make in your organization and, with tips and anecdotes from a variety of gifted leaders, he reveals how to navigate these situations. From a call center in Minneapolis to the desert of Saudi Arabia, Fusion Leadership offers valuable insights into how top CEOs and leaders at all levels reconcile power and wealth temptations with what is best for their organizations and their people.
Through the powerful stories of eight leaders and his own journey of becoming the leader he is and aspires to be, Slater illuminates the goals of Fusion Leadership: to create a motivated workforce committed to its members and to ignite a common passion that provides self-fulfillment for individuals and increased success for the organization.
​Unleashing the power of Fusion Leadership can grow profits, engage employees, and release the most powerful force on earth—human beings working together toward a shared purpose. Slater’s genuine commitment is apparent, and it generates great hope and optimism that when leaders apply Fusion Leadership concepts, they can start a movement that will extend well beyond their workplace to society as a whole.

Dudley Slater learned firsthand how to inspire and lead people. As the co-founder and fifteen-year CEO of Integra Telecom, he grew the company from nine to over two thousand employees, transitioning it from a start-up to national prominence as one of the ten largest fiber-based telecommunications companies in the United States. He attributes his company’s success to its people. Slater partnered with other leaders of iconic, nationally recognized organizations, to refine the knowledge and techniques that make up the practical, everyday tenets of the fusion leadership.
Beyond his experience as an entrepreneur and author, Slater has served as president of three nationally recognized companies, an independent director on the boards of numerous private and public companies, and was appointed by the governor in his home state to serve on Oregon’s Innovation Council. Slater earned a bachelor of science in geophysics from UCLA and a master in business administration from the Harvard Business School.
Slater has two beautiful, grown children (Toryn and Kathrina) and lives with his wife of 29 years, Laurie, in Portland, Oregon and New York, New York.
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Steven T. Taylor is an award-winning journalist and writer who’s had more than 750 articles, editorials, essays, and other works published by more than 60 organizations and publications, including The Nation, The Washington Post, Public Citizen, The New York Times best-selling history book Chronicle of the 20th Century and CBS Radio. He’s a recipient of the Washington Press Foundation Award and several journalism grants from various organizations, including The Center for Public Integrity, Voice of the Environment, and The National Forest Accountability Alliance. Steve writes monthly articles for a national legal publication called Of Counsel. A professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, he teaches nonfiction writing and public presentation.