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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!

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!

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!

Jul 11

Leadership and It's Never Too Late!


 "Make it a priority to recognize and encourage your office staff on a daily basis"

 

- Pete Blank

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Pete Blank

Board Member Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

Training Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County



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

May 16

Getting Along with Others in the Workplace Makes for a Stress Free Environment


 "Some of your greatest successes will come from strengthening your weakest personality trait."

 

 

- Jeff Thompson

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Jeff Thompson,

Board member of the Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership 

Global HR Manager - Coats and Clark



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 17

Managing Your Energy


 "We must get our focus back - eliminate multi-tasking and other distractions." 

 

- Kay Bennett

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Kay Bennett,

Board Member Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership

Vice President Human Resources Baptist Health



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!

Mar 14

Coaching


 "Successfully coaching your team members is perhaps your most important role as a leader." 

 

- Gary Droghini

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Gary Droghini,

 

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Global Talent & Learning, Coats



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 12

Leadership & Spontaneity


 "Employees are always looking for reasons to dislike

their jobs and their managers.  Why not give them a

reason to like theirs?" 

 

- Pete Blank

 

The contributor for this month's newsletter is Pete Blank,

 

Blue Ridge Conference on Leadership Board Member

Training Manager, Personnel Board of Jefferson County



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!