Feb. 7, 2012
Contact Rick Kyte at
608-796-3704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSINESS EXPERT JAMES HUNTER TO PRESENT “SERVANT
LEADERSHIP” AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY MARCH 22
CROSSE, Wis. – Business expert and renowned speaker James Hunter will
present “Servant Leadership” at Viterbo University from 8–10:15 a.m. Thursday,
March 22 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
presentation is sponsored by Dave and Barb Skogen and Festival Foods. It is being hosted by the D.B. Reinhart
Institute for Ethics in Leadership.
Hunter, who has served as a consultant to
Festival Foods for the past 12 years,
will discuss the practices of a servant
leader and the leadership movement that is transforming the world of business. Servant leadership is practiced in some of the world’s most
admired and successful organizations including Festival Foods, Johnson and
Johnson, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, Proctor and Gamble, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, AFLAC, Nestlé, Marriott, and the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and
Leadership is a values and relationship-based approach to leadership that seeks
to create a high trust culture. It involves identifying and meeting the legitimate needs (as opposed to wants) of those entrusted to the care
of the leader. It is a model of developing leaders of character who lead with influence.
Leadership has been a positive point of differentiation for our 16-store
regional chain of grocery stores,” Skogen said. “Many companies flirt with it,
but don’t finish because it is not a quick fix, but rather a lot of hard work
and practice. It is contagious. Local companies such as Pepsi, Dahl Ford, and
McDonald’s have jumped on board and are finding success.”
is the author of two best-selling books, The
Servant, subtitled A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership
and The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become a Servant
Leader. His books have been translated into 13 languages and have sold
over three and a half million copies worldwide. Hunter’s books are the texts
used in many MBA and other higher education curriculum around the world. Each
year Hunter speaks on servant leadership to over 100 audiences around the
world. He has also personally coached over 2,000 executives in developing the
skills of servant leadership.
The event is free, but because of the anticipated
demand, registration is requested. Hunter returns to La Crosse after speaking
to more than 1,000 people in the Viterbo Fine Arts Center during his appearance
in 2009. Call 608-796-3097 or visit www.viterbo.edu/ethics to register.