The Value of Authentic Leadership:
The lessons of courage & compassion that inspire extraordinary organizational performance….
Bryant University – Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 7:30-9:30 AM
No organization can thrive, or build its value, without the right leadership. No strategies, amount of capital, or good people can compensate for an organization lacking in strong leaders.
Please join The Business Value Forum on May 30th to discuss first-hand what this battle tested, structured but flexible, extremely effective leadership approach can do for your company.
Retired General Donald Bolduc will join the forum to share the lessons he’s learned on the values of being an authentic leader, and why he feels that it is the only sustainable kind of leadership. He will also explain why leadership must be based on the search for truth and how that takes the hardest kind of courage, Moral Courage. As a student of leadership, his examples will include comparisons to contemporary leadership theory from several fields while offering specific guidance that will challenge you to think differently about your own personal leadership style. The desired impact of the General’s dialogue with the audience is to leave you with practical insights and ideas that can strengthen your organization and impact your bottom line by improving the level of employee engagement using the principles of authentic leadership.
Bolduc has an A.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Sociology, M.A. in Business Technology/Human Resource Development, M.S. in Strategic Studies, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Liberty University in Strategic Leadership. On 15 January 2019 he received a Doctorate in Humane Letters from New England College for distinction during his military service.
The general started his career as Private Bolduc on June 29, 1981, exactly 36 years before his final change of command. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, then-Major Bolduc led one of the first groups into Afghanistan, riding on horseback to take control of the southern Afghanistan region from Taliban rule. One of the few survivors of a 2,000-pound bomb that was inadvertently targeted on their own position by friendly fire in December 2001, and, despite his injuries, Bolduc refused to leave the battlefield and continued to take on his next objective. He was later awarded his first of several combat valor awards and a Purple Heart for his injuries.
Beyond his various positions and awards, nothing brings more meaning to Bolduc’s service than his latest mission with the support of his wife Sharon to combat the stigmas around post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as one of the few senior military officers, and, at the time, the only active duty general officer on record, to openly discuss his own struggles with PTS, Bolduc has used his leadership position to change the conversation to one of understanding and acceptance through his own experiences. Dubbed “Captain America” and “Everyone’s General” by his fellow officers and soldiers, Bolduc always put country first, and now looks to continue his service off the battlefield sharing his leadership mantra of “People, Family, Mission” and his personal experiences with mental health to continue his leadership journey and help educate others. This promises to be a most unique, interactive, and educational program.
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