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Women in Leadership- Former First Lady, Mrs. Roosevelt

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 30th, 2009    No Comments

In the July 6, 2009 issue of Time Magazine, President Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured for his impact on the American economy during the Great Depression.  In a featured article of her own,  The Relentless Mrs. Roosevelt is featured in her own right for the impact she had as well.

Mrs. Roosevelt carved out her own niche and started many of the practices we see other first ladies continuing to do today.  Mrs. Roosevelt was the first to hold press conferences and to visit US Soldiers at war unaccompanied by her husband.  She was humble and authentic, qualities that great leaders possess. 

Author Robin Berber wrote a book featuring Eleanor’s unique contributions as a leader:  Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage.  We encourage you to read more about the women in leadership roles.  Perhaps we have another great Eleanor in our midst!

Michael Jackson, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett – Leadership Considerations in the Entertainment Industry

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 26th, 2009    No Comments


When we hear “leaders in the entertainment industry,” usually that means popularity, the most photographed, the most talked about, and the most sought after for what often times can be reduced to gossip.


Most importantly, however, we cannot assume popularity equates to the kind of leadership that can “make a mama proud”! With all due respect to the deceased, and based upon your understanding of highly regarded, effective leadership, how do you evaluate each of these icons in the entertainment industry? What are your observations regarding their authenticity, success (you watched their footage, bought their memorabilia/music), their likeability factor, distinctive popularity components, etc?  Is it even a fair question to ask if you are a better person for your affinity for any or all of them? What distinguishes one from another in leadership qualities? What highly publicized behavior or verbal message did they put out there that made their stock go up or down in your opinion?


Read about their careers:

Ed McMahon

Farrah Fawcett

Michael Jackson


Leadership Quotes

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 24th, 2009    No Comments

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are.

 Epictetus (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135)

Discount Scholarship Coupon!

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 18th, 2009    1 Comment

In response to current economic conditions impacting both our current and future clients, The Leadership Trust® is offering half-off-the-tuition scholarship coupons that you can apply to our tuition-guaranteed, Personalized Leadership Development Program through December 2009!  Limit one coupon per company, accommodations not included.

Watch 14 of our graduates in less than 45 seconds describe their experience in the first of a series of videos.  Then download the coupon and save $2750 off tuition!

Coupon 2009

Coupon is valid for PLDPs July 2009-December 2009.  One coupon per company, accomodations not included. (

Changes during downturn economy

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 15th, 2009    No Comments

The Risk Takers: Hunting for Growth Video

In this week’s Business Week, Joseph Weber writes about the opportunities available for companies in this downturn economy.  Watch the video to learn more!

At The Leadership Trust, we are committed to helping our fellow leaders by developing their leadership prowess for our changing times.  Whether its feast or famine, our leaders need to be able to change with the times and keep their businesses moving forward.

The people most effected by these drastic changes are likely to resist change at all levels.  We can help you lead this process so that it is as smooth as possible.  We can also help leaders find the true direction for their company if they are wondering which direction to take their business in response to this economic environment.  Whether it is acquistions and mergers, expansions, or small business guidance, we can help develop the leaders of all companies to go from great to greater! 

Be sure to read more about our programs on our website:

Yes You Can Get Something – of Real Value – for Nothing!

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 3rd, 2009    No Comments

The Leadership Trust® is offering a complimentary data collection that allows you to pinpoint potential problems. “If you don’t know, you can’t fix,” and even if you decide not to know, those perceptions of what’s not working at work are still out there and may even be occasional topics of casual conversation, thereby potentially affecting morale.   Find out what needs to change or at least manage any faulty perceptions. And if you need further help doing so, we’re here to help you.


Find out from Heather how the anonymous data collection is performed and your findings shared. You’ll be all the better for it!


Heather Kellum, MBA

Program Coordinator


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PLDP Graduates on Video

  Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on June 2nd, 2009    No Comments

We know it’s been a long-awaited process, but the video testimonial project is complete!  A special thanks to all our graduates who gave their time to make this happen, and a very special thanks to graduate Gardner Reynolds whose company provided this service, Barton Creek Productions.

See if you recognize someone you know by visiting our Graduate Testimonials page that includes these videos!  We’d greatly appreciate your sharing this link with you peers, friends, and family!  We are now offering finder’s fees for new clients for both our workshop and onsite consulting services.

You can also find us on You Tube and LinkedIn!