Executive Education Leadership Breakfast Programs provide a forum where executives and professionals may learn about the wide scope of leadership through focused, 90-minute, monthly breakfast meetings.  Each unique program pinpoints the skills needed by successful leaders.  Informative and dynamic presentations are followed by a question and answer session, and an opportunity to network. 

Spring 2017


Listening and Leading with Customer-Focused Innovation

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Speaker: Kevin Clark


Innovation is a joint venture with your customers and your organization - listening to spoken needs, observing to detect unspoken needs, and leading where customers would enjoy going, if they only knew they could with your ideas and expertise.

There are turbulent forces on the way you can harness and ride for marketplace success and category significance:

  • Machine intelligence
  • Simulation learning
  • Decision-oriented research
  • SaaS platform process transformations
  • Networked co-creation with customers and investors 

Learn about the small and practical steps you can take today to get ready for what’s ahead. To prepare for the future that’s already here, you just have to tune-in to see and hear – and benefit from today.

The 7 Traits of Great Leaders

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Speaker: David W. Olson


Leadership is a complicated subject. Everyone admires good leadership and most everyone wants to be a good leader, but what really makes a great business leader? 

Learn the two ingredients that create leadership: learned and DNA. There are two different schools of thought on how much leadership is learned vs. inherent.  David Olson falls into the camp that believes most good leaders begin with a specific set of DNA and a cultural upbringing that makes up the largest ingredient. He believes that behavior, especially leadership, can be learned - but without an established set of personality traits, even great training can have little impact on creating a great leader. 

This Leadership Breakfast Program will focus on the following key learning objectives:
  • What are the 7 personality traits that make great leaders?
  • What is the right balance of each trait to be a successful leader?
  • What behavioral modifications can be made to adjust the 7 traits?

Leadership Breakfast Programs are held on the second Thursday of each month and include a full breakfast buffet opening at 7:30 AM followed by our program at 8:00 AM with the session concluding at 9:00 AM.  Individual admission is $35 per person and tables of 6 are $180 ($30 per person).

For more information contact:
Executive Education Office
Tel. 610-758-3590