Leadership on the Field

Dick Burleson

Professional Speaker

Dick offers real-life experience and a host of anecdotes and stories, told energetically, that are not only humorous but also insightful and engaging. Your audience will be entertained by his 25 years of experience as a top SEC football official, and will receive invaluable lessons about leadership from his career as a top-ranking general in the military.

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Dick Burleson

Professional Author

Written from his 25 years as a head football official in the nation’s premier football conference, the SEC, the best-selling “You Better Be Right!” delivers an engrossing behind-the-scenes look at life on the gridiron from the perspective of Dick Burleson.

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“He is a masterful storyteller.”

- Blue Cross Blue Shield

“I have your leadership lessons taped to my desktop.”

- Samford University

“Thanks for the great job you do.”

- Coach Lou Holtz

“...unique leadership lessons...”

- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

“A Great Official with Class.”

- Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

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- Blue Cross Blue Shield

“You have served our country with distinction and honor.”

- President Bill Clinton

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- Carol Burnett

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- Samford University

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- Broadcaster Keith Jackson

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“...a true gift of communication and wonderful sense of humor.”

- Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership