Leadership Lessons from Our Founding Fathers

Originally delivered Jun 5, 2010

The founding fathers demonstrated important leadership lesions during the development of the United States in the late 1700’s that should not be forgotten. These “servant leaders” placed their collective desire to have a functioning democratic republic ahead of their personal ambitions and accomplished great things. A close look at their dedication, their flexibility, their character, and their ultimate accomplishment provides a valuable lesson for leadership at every level in every organization.

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Jim Welch

Jim Welch is the executive director of the Elizabeth R Griffin Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation that works globally with institutions and organizations promoting the strengthening of global health research capacity and the awareness of biosafety and biosecurity issues associated with that research. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program at the National Institutes of Health. In his first career, Jim taught history for thirty years in the Kingsport, Tennessee public school system. His numerous teaching awards include his...

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