Booth 61 is always honored to host my friends from Columbus, Ed Helton and Kim Rozycki from Columbus State University. Ed and Kim are wonderful people who are creating leaders in Columbus and around the country. Columbus State University is a much different place in 2014 than it was in 1971 when I enrolled in what was then known as Columbus College. I think there were four buildings on campus. Now the campus is filled with beautiful buildings and the campus has expanded into downtown Columbus. Former Kennesaw State University Dean of Business and my good friend, Tim Mescon, is now the President of Columbus State University. Tim and his team are doing exciting work in Columbus and beyond.
The Leadership Institute at Columbus State University is a change agent for creating better leaders. One of the many initiatives of the Institute is the upcoming 2014 James Blanchard Leadership Forum. This year’s conference is probably the only conference in the world to include Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg and Sara Blakely. The focus on Entrepreneurial Leadership will be inspiring. In addition, Ronald Heifetz, John R. Ryan, Geoffrey Canada and Marcus Buckingham will all share their wisdom to those gathered in Columbus on August 25th and 26th, 2014. I will be there and I encourage you to register: http://jblf.org. Whether you live in Columbus, Atlanta or the Silicon Valley, this is an event not to miss.