The books Halftime and Drucker & Me by our founder Bob Buford, along with our curriculum for the Members and Fellows Program were inspired by great leaders along with 15+ years of experience.

Checkout some of these profound quotes from the leaders that influenced our organization.


“Work only on things that will make a great deal of difference if you succeed,” Peter Drucker

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better.” Mother Theresa

“The Human tendency, largely driven by ego, is to believe we can do it all….It maybe humbling to admit there are only a few things you do really well…you will free yourself to focus on those things which will lead to greater personal success and significance.” Bob Buford 

“If people around you don’t believe in you, if they don’t encourage you, then you need to find some people who do.” John Maxwell

“Most people think they know what they are good at. They are actually wrong…And yet, a person can perform only from strength.” Peter Drucker

“How wonderful that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Ann Frank

“It is up to each of us to do the hard work of understanding our own gifts and talents and then carving out a ministry or assignment that matches who we are and what God is calling us to.” Lloyd Reeb

“I cannot say “Who Art in Heaven” If all my interests and pursuits are in earthly things.” Ken Blanchard

“Not all time in life is equal. How many opportunities do you get to talk about what your life is going to add up to with people thinking about the same question?” Jim Collins

“Some call it Halftime. I’d say it’s a refresher course in the virtuous life – a bold choice to serve others and re-encounter the staggering paradox that in giving our lives away, we find real riches.” Frances Hesselbein

“Halftime is about coming to understand our longings for significance, our passions and God’s call, then discovering a plan to put all of these together.” Lloyd Reeb

“Instead of facing a crisis as I approached middle age, I discovered that a new and better life lay before me. I called the process of discovery ‘halftime,’ and the outcome led to my second half.” Bob Buford

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” Leo Tolstoy

“Our first half is about how to make a living, and our second half has the promise of being about how to make a life.” Bob Buford

“Many people measure their success by wealth, recognition, power and status. There’s nothing wrong with those, but if that’s all you’re focused on, you’re missing the boat…if you focus on significance –using your time and talent to serve others –that’s when truly meaningful success can come your way.” Ken Blanchard

“The most healthy and productive Halftime journey happens with others, locally and over time. It requires a willingness to dig deep into the soul to put our finger on the real issues and then to welcome our spouse, a few intimate same-gender friends, and the Lord into the process.” Lloyd Reeb