Week 2 Blog – Lessons in Leadership – President Betz

During President Betz’s comments he mentioned the “Power of Persistence.” Discuss what this means to you and your academic, personal and professional pursuits, making note of how to respond to potential road-blocks and challenges to maintain this persistence.

Week 15 – Lessons in Leadership – Bill Curry video

In the video closing, Bill Curry asked, what makes you function during your ‘moments of truth?’. Discuss what motivates you during your moments of truth/ times of challenge and how does your approach relate to your leadership pursuits and achievements?

Week 14 – Lessons in Leadership – Lindy Ritz

Lindy discussed a number of relevant topics this week related to finding mentors, listening to your team/employees, being self aware and empowering those around you that possess abilities and skills that you do not. What points during her presentation did you find the most applicable to your leadership experience and development.

Week 13 – Lessons in Leadership – Senator Kay Floyd

Senator Floyd discussed how Oklahoma’s legislation ranks 50th in representation of leadership from the minority, along with some initiatives she has collaborated with others to have passed. What did you find most interesting from the conversation, and as a leader, how can you help lead from or for the minority?

Week 12 – Lessons in Leadership – Michael Carolina

Michael Carolina asked the audience to rank Oklahoma on an innovation scale from 1 to 10. After hearing about the technological advances, educational opportunities and initiatives in our state, how do you feel you can continue to advance these efforts, and discuss any new ideas or topics that you learned.

Week 11 – Lessons in Leadership – Sen. Ron Sharp

Now that the elections have concluded, we can take measure of the current political climate. A number of perspectives have been shared with you during the semester, and you will surely hear more opinions and conversations for some time. As our nation and state moves forward from the election, discuss how you can engage in respectful, civil dialogue with colleagues and friends, and how will committing to this process advance your leadership development?