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Profiles of Successful Leadership

Recording Date: September 02, 2009
Price: Free

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This Webcast explores the qualities that make one leader more successful than another by looking at the journey and experiences that shaped the careers of Charles Schwab, Anita Roddick, and Richard Branson.

Hear Donald Van de Mark, former CNN Anchor; and Dr. Kay Krohne and Rich St. Denis, AMA Leadership Portfolio Faculty, analyze these leaders and the leadership traits that contributed to their success.

What You Will Learn

During the program, you’ll hear specific highlights from interviews Van de Mark conducted with the business leaders as well as their insights:

• Charles Schwab on the importance of character, credibility and caring
• Anita Roddick on confidence, commitment and caring
• Richard Branson on risking and learning, empowering, fun and innovation

The Webcast is free, but you must register to participate. Webcast capacity is limited, so sign up now!

About the Presenters

Donald Van de Mark is a former CNN anchor and co-founder of the baby boomer Website, MyPrimeTime. He wrote and anchored two television series, Great Entrepreneurs and Great Leaders, both of which appeared on PBS. Before that, Van de Mark was director of corporate communications for QVC, serving as deputy to chairman and CEO Barry Diller during the period that QVC attempted takeovers of Paramount Communications and CBS.

Rich St. Denis is a self-employed leadership development consultant who has designed and delivered more than 1,000 workshops, teaching executive leadership, performance management, team building, coaching, problem solving, decision making, and presentation skills. Earlier he served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also served three years as an associate professor at West Point, where he taught writing, public speaking, literature and logic.

Kay Krohne, Ph.D., is president of The Krohne Connection, a consulting firm specializing in leadership and workplace diversity. Prior to starting her own business, Dr. Krohne completed a distinguished military career as a navy commander. She served as comptroller of one of the navy's largest industrial air stations, managing a budget in excess of $150 million annually, and was an executive officer of both a Naval Reserve Officers Training Unit and a Recruiting District.


Technical Requirements

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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