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GUEST POST: A Leader Disguised as a Reporter: Nicholas Kristof

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GUEST POST: A Leader Disguised as a Reporter: Nicholas Kristof

About The Author: Christian Firtze, Graduate student at Westminster College pursuing a Master of Schience in Mental Health Counseling


I have a favorite columnist who writes for The New York Times. His name is Nicholas Kristof. He is a brilliant leader disguised as a reporter. I say this because he embodies the very essence of leadership that inspires action. Simon Sinek calls this inspiration towards action, the “why” in his TED TALKS video on: How Great Leaders Inspire Action. ...

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Guest Post: My Grandfather was a Level 5 Leader…Who Knew! By Kellie Mieremet

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Guest Post: My Grandfather was a Level 5 Leader…Who Knew! By Kellie Mieremet

 

About The Author:  Kellie is a graduate student pursuing her MBA at the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.

When I was little I thought my grandfather was amazing because he was mine and I loved him. Now that I am older, I realize he was amazing because of his life experiences as a farmer, a US Marine, and as a business executive. These experiences helped him grow into a level 5 leader. Jim Collins describes this type of leader ...

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Guest Post: Father and Coach by Jeremy Jeppesen

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Guest Post: Father and Coach by Jeremy Jeppesen

 

About The Author:  Jeremy is a graduate student pursuing his MBA at the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.

The game was on the line; we were down by 2 and had the basketball with only a few seconds remaining when we called timeout.  The crowd was going so crazy, and we had a hard time hearing.  Coach enters the huddle.  There was something about his calming presence that made everything slow down.  He exuded confidence and reassurance, and because ...

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Guest Post: The Golfing Leader By Chris Abbott

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Guest Post: The Golfing Leader By Chris Abbott

 

About The Author:  Chris is a graduate student pursuing his MBA at the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.

A round of golf is a course in leadership.  Leadership is defined as “the ability to influence others in goal directed ways.”[1] James Abbott fits this definition to a tee.  James is my brother and co-founder of an indoor golfing business, Golf Anytime.  Apart from running his own business, James is also a top executive at Zions Bank Corporation.  ...

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Guest Post: The Toilet Whisperer by Shanna Johnson

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What does it mean to be a leader?  Some argue that leadership comes with confidence and a prestigious title.  While others believe that leadership skills, like wisdom, come naturally with age.  There is a lot of confusion around what leadership means, and what type of individual fits the leadership mold.  Instead of pouring over an obvious leader whose cup runneth over with confidence and prestige, I decided to share the story of Miss Rita, a teacher at ...

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