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Jun 02


May's Lesson in Leadership

...being a true leader means developing your team members so that they'll no longer need your direct support to grow and succeed. 

  

 

- Julie H. Shedd

 

The contributor for June's newsletter is Julie H. Shedd

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Director, Human Resources – AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company



Read the full article in the June newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

May 01


Providing Feedback

Providing feedback, when done well, is a very effective way of leading team members and achieving goals. As a leader, it is a most important contribution to your team.

  

 

- Gary Droghini

 

The contributor for May's newsletter is Gary Droghini

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Director of Learning and Development – COATS



Read the full article in the May newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Apr 01


Thinking Positive Every Day
Spring Time - A new Beginning
Actually, each and every day can be a new beginning for every one of us by embracing a positive attitude.   

 

- Jeff Thompson

 

The contributor for April's newsletter is Jeff Thompson

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Project Manager – 1st Franklin Financial



Read the full article in the April newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Feb 27


  "The truth is we are not that dumb and not that smart."
Comment made by  Donald Keough, former Coco Cola President who introduced the "New Coke" in 1985 and brought back "Classic Coke" ten weeks later.   

 

- John Jahera

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Dr. John Jahera

Bobby Lowder Professor of Finance

School of Business, Auburn University

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member



Read the full article in the March newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Feb 02

What Can Leaders Learn from Trainers?


  Thousands of trainers will descend on Atlanta in February. What can leaders learn from trainers? We’ll let you know!
  

 

- Pete Blank

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Pete Blank

Training Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member



Read the full article in the February newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Jan 16

Enjoy the Present - Listen


 ...imagine how your world (work, family, friends, marriage,etc) could change if you listened better.
  

 

- John Bruce

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is John Bruce

Chief Operating Officer, Performex LLC

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member



Read the full article in the January newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Dec 17

A Time for Celebration


 The Holiday Season is a wonderful reminder to celebrate all the important people and relationships in your life! Take the time to encourage someone‚Äôs heart!  

 

- Hope Stockton

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Hope Stockton

Executive Director, Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

Director, Office of Professional and Continuing Education

Auburn University



Read the full article in the December newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Nov 17

The Key to a Life of "Thanksgiving"


 The true key to living a life of “thanksgiving” is one where future goal setting and present thankfulness go hand in hand together.  

 

- Jeff Heath

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Dr. Jeff Heath

Highpoint Resources LLC

Heathland Enterprises LLC

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member



Read the full article in the November newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Oct 30

Reflections on the 2014 Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership


 "I will emphatically state that this year was the most consistent, motivational, and inspiring group of speakers as a whole that I’ve seen in my seven years of Blue Ridge attendance." 

 

- Anthony Koch

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Anthony Koch

Director of Training / WS Badcock Corporation

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member



Read the full article in the October newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!

Sep 02

The Example


 "In the world of business, everyone is important regardless of their position, from custodian to CEO. And everyone has the ability to influence others."

 

- John Jahera

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Dr. John Jahera

Board Member of the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

Bobby Lowder Professor, Auburn University



Read the full article in the September newsletter. If you would like to receive the Blue Ridge Conference On Leadership's monthly newsletter, please click here!