Monday, November 20, 2017

Leadership Lessons from the Presidents (for Public Procurement Employees)

On November 16, 2017, I had the privilege of speaking before approximately 125 public procurement officials at the annual luncheon of the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers in Columbus, Ohio.  Click here to listen to my talk.

I spoke on the topic of "Leadership Lessons from the Presidents." Whether it's leadership from the Oval Office or leadership in adding value to the procurement process, there are common styles and principles that make for successful leaders. My 53 minute talk takes us back in history to examine successful and unsuccessful leadership styles of a handful of presidents, and how we can apply those practices to the management of public procurement and contracting.

By way of summary, I suggested there are four characteristics of good leaders.  Under each category, I had sub-points as noted below:
  • Moral Leadership
  • Empathy
  • Style
  • Humor
  • Communication
  • Compromise
  • Listening
  • Civility
  • The Art of Possibility
  • Bold Leadership
  • Thirst for Information
Click here to listen to my talk.

Please contact me if you're interested in having me deliver this talk at your agency, association, or conference.
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