Reflections from Air Force Academy National Character and Leadership Symposium Attendee Grace Colan

On February 22-23, 2018, Grace Colan, BEM ’19 attended the Air Force Academy National Character and Leadership Symposium in Denver, Colorado. This year’s main topic was “Ethics and Respect for Human Dignity” and speakers included the CEO of Boeing, a man who climbed Everest to the summit, a Holocost survivor who was nine years old … Continue reading Reflections from Air Force Academy National Character and Leadership Symposium Attendee Grace Colan

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Kevin Tanner Shares Leadership Insights on Trust

  On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Center for Leadership and Character hosted a visit from Kevin Tanner, President, Chief Investment Officer, and Chief Financial Officer for Saratoga Research & Investment Management. While visiting with a class of 59 MSBA students, his message was for students to see themselves as leaders rather than as analysts. … Continue reading Kevin Tanner Shares Leadership Insights on Trust

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Reflections from Naval Academy Leadership Conference Attendee Tyler Boucher

Tyler Boucher, BEM major ’19 attended the 2018 Naval Academy Leadership Conference and returned with six key ingredients that make up a great leader. These insights he drew from many sessions with the conference presenters including Steve Reinemund, former CEO of Pepsico, and former dean of the Wake Forest School of Business. The six major … Continue reading Reflections from Naval Academy Leadership Conference Attendee Tyler Boucher

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The CLC Welcomes Shellie Ritzman

The CLC is delighted to welcome Shellie Ritzman to the team. Shellie joined the Center on February 12 as Administrative Coordinator. Shellie has 30 years’ experience in executive administrative positions with companies in a wide variety of fields including: retail, industrial and workplace hygiene, corporate accounting, restaurant franchisement, and banking. In addition to providing executive … Continue reading The CLC Welcomes Shellie Ritzman

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Reflections from Naval Academy Leadership Conference Attendee Blake Wynveen

Blake Wynveen, BEM major ’19 attended the Naval Academy Leadership Conference and provided exemplary reflections on the experience and value of what he learned. See below for excerpts from his notes as well as a video interview link below highlighting his leadership insights gained from the experience. “Attending the Naval Academy Leadership Conference offered me … Continue reading Reflections from Naval Academy Leadership Conference Attendee Blake Wynveen

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Lee Colan, Ph.D. on Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees

On Wednesday, January 25, 2018, Lee J. Colan, Ph.D., leadership and employee engagement expert and author of 14 leadership books including Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees visited Wake Forest School of Business at the invitation of the Center for Leadership and Character. Colan spoke to the Wake Forest Athletics coaches and … Continue reading Lee Colan, Ph.D. on Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Your Employees

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WFU Ethics and Leadership Debate Team Head to National Competition

In the spirit of competition and passion for ethical debate, the WFU Ethics and Leadership Debate Team participated in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl at the University of Central Florida on November 4, 2017 where the team finished right in the middle with two wins and two losses. The team performed well with great first … Continue reading WFU Ethics and Leadership Debate Team Head to National Competition

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How Strong Values Sustain a Team’s Performance

January 4, 2018, Psychology Today published a blog post by Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D. on personnel turnover and how organizations can stay high performing by sustaining strong team values. A central point of the article draws from the work of Patrick J. Sweeney, Ph.D., colonel U.S. Army (Retired), director, Center for Leadership and Character, Wake … Continue reading How Strong Values Sustain a Team’s Performance

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New! Fall and Spring Coaching Opportunities for Business Leaders

Coaching is an important part of leadership. Through connecting business leaders and student teams, the Center for Leadership and Character provides students the opportunity both to be coached by business professionals and to gain understanding on how to coach others by experiencing effective coaching sessions.  The Wake Forest School of Business community business leader coaching … Continue reading New! Fall and Spring Coaching Opportunities for Business Leaders

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Wake Forest Creates Deacon Leader System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017 Wake Forest Creates Deacon Leader System Program is designed to identify, train and develop student-athlete leaders Link to Online Release: http://deacs.info/2xRRusJ WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Athletics announced Thursday (Nov. 2) the first steps of the Deacon Leader System. The program, launched in 2017 as a collaborative effort between the Department of Athletics, the … Continue reading Wake Forest Creates Deacon Leader System

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