2017 USNA Leadership Conference Forging Team Spirit: Sharing the Vision

On January 25-27, David Boone and Neb Talley represented Wake Forest at the 2017 United States Naval Academy Leadership Conference held in Annapolis, MD.


David and Neb are both Juniors majoring in Business and Enterprise Management. Sharing their thoughts and takeaways from the conference whose theme was Forging Team Spirit: Sharing the Vision,  David provided thoughts about character and its important role in determining everyday decisions. 


Other themes various speakers shared that impacted their experience were:
  • Competency and Character = Person I trust.
  • Always bring a notebook and pencil to a meeting.
  • Failure is not bad. “Fail early, fail smart.”
  • Accept responsibility, don’t be a victim, take responsibility for future action.


Neb and David both shared how they will take everything they learned and share in upcoming opportunities within the classroom, mentor groups, fraternities and even in local elementary and Boy Scout groups. 


“Character is one of the most important ways you can develop as a leader,” said Neb.


Each year, business students are recommended by faculty and staff or can apply independently, to be selected to attend one of four leadership conferences sponsored by United States services academies.This is the fourth year the CLC has sponsored the Service Academies Leadership Conference Program.


Look for a short video of conference highlights from both David and Neb to be posted here soon.
Pictured left to right: Demetrius Daltirus: Cornell University, Carlton W. Kent, Sergeant Major, United States Marine Corps Retired, David Boone and Neb Tally