Maybe It Was... A Night to Remember

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The celebration for our book Stories of Transformative Leadership: Why the Glass Is Always Full was kinda' spectacular. It left all of us at LTG humbled at the outpouring from so many good people who have touched us over the years. Three weeks later, the magic from that night remains...

Maybe it was getting to re-connect with Gilbert Guzman's widow Donna Galeno and his beaming daughter. Their happiness showed that the quiet guy who gave us the title to our book indeed left a very full glass...

Maybe it was seeing two powerful people, Fire Commissioner Nick Scoppetta and Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs, show the quality of their character as they relaxed in quiet away from the spotlight...only to leave a stronger imprint on people that they stayed so long...

Maybe it was the three young men from the Fort Greene projects working as servers for the first time who kept going the extra mile as the evening wore on, stepping up to the challenge Kami and Wanda gave them to serve the room with a touch of class...

Maybe it was the comments from Anne Williams-Isom that caused the room first to laugh and then to cry; or perhaps it was Mike Fabricant's, who made everyone think and Willie and Steve to choke up...

Maybe it was the beautiful lights at the entrance, or the quality of wine on the deck, or the lime green linen on all those serving tables the event planners PUPS insisted we have...

Maybe it was Children's Services Commissioner John Mattingly managing to greet us after his 12-hour day, standing between our families and friends like the regular guy he has always said he is...

Maybe it was a tearful Hunter secretary Esther Rohatiner and her son, traveling up from Florida, to give honor to his wonderful mom, the co-star of Chapter 27...

Maybe it was our LTG family of trainers and consultants and writers who gave hugs that a 400-lb. bear would have been proud of...

Maybe it was the smiles on those 200 faces--black and brown and white and a touch of red and yellow-- that gave deeper meaning to what Our America can be...and, on that night, was.

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