MEC Presents: "Whitman's­ 21 Leadership Traits

  • May 6, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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MEC Presents: "Whitman's 21 Leadership Traits"

Join us on Tuesday, May 6 from 10:30am – 11:30am.


My discussion (and traits) is centered around the theme "Leaders don't see the organization as it is, but what it can become."  Some keys points are:

1.  Leadership see themselves as leaders

2.  Have courage, commitment and intellectual vigor

3.  Have ability to motivate others

4.  Know that giving away power gives you more power

5.  Think and dream big

6.  Understand the nature of public criticism and scrutiny

7.  Build a reservoir of good will that they can use when the need it

8.  Never confuse leadership with power

9.  Leave the position when the excitement is gone and negotiate an exit strategy

Presenter:  Bob Whitman

Bob has been a teacher and educator for 31-years with 24-years as a school superintendent.  He started the Union County Leadership Institute which he has directed for the past 11-years with a success rate of nearly 300 graduates.

Mr. Whitman is the author of four books.  Two of these books were professional athletic subjects: [masked] NFL Oorange Indians Football Team and the official biography of Jim Thorp titled “Jim Thorpe: Athlete of the Century.”

Bob has a BS in English and history and MA in educational administration from OSU and a Ph.D in educational administration from Penn State University.  Bob is also the State President of the Ohio County Superintendents' Association and Director of Union County Chamber of Commerce for the past 12-years.


The MEC is conveniently located in the heart of historic Uptown Marysville at 129 N Main Street, Marysville, Ohio. The MEC is easily accessible to visitors arriving from anywhere in Union County and the Columbus Region.

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There is on-street parking (2-hr limit) in front of the MEC, along N Main St., as well as around the corner on 4th St., and a Civic Parking Lot located at the corner of 4th and Plum Streets, one block from the facility.

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