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To Infinity and Be… Average?

Author: Ryan W. Hirsch, CPT Program Manager
Date: August 18, 2014

In business, opportunities for greatness are usually accompanied by the risk of failure. While failure (a.k.a. learning opportunities) should be an option in your quest for success, failure should never be an accepted state of being for your company.

Why Our Work is So Important

Author: Alfonzo Alexander, CPT President
Date: August 14, 2014

I am excited about the work we do at the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT), and how we are being a difference for many students graduating from business schools across the country…

Actions vs. Words

Author: Ron Taylor, CPT Student Programs and Development Specialist
Date: August 12, 2014

Actions speak louder than words… we’ve all heard it before. As a boy, my mother drilled it into my head.

I Should Have Listened to My Wife: A Story About Procrastination

Author: Ryan W. Hirsch, CPT Program Manager
Date: August 1, 2014

I used to be a procrastinator, keeping a low sense of urgency towards most issues until they became actual problems…

Composure After Crisis

Author: Ryan W. Hirsch, CPT Program Manager
Date: July 29, 2014

Have you ever seen runners fall during a race? It’s a tragic thing. After weeks, months, sometimes years of preparation, one misstep can cause their shot at victory to slip away…

Leadership Column: Savoring the Summer, Flying Into Fall (July/August 2014)

Ethics Matters July/August 2014 This summer has already been an exciting one for us at the CPT with our 4th Annual Student Leadership Conference being the capstone of the season. We’re pleased to report growth in both attendance and quality of this program. This year’s invitation-only event hosted 52 students from universities across the country, [...]

Unforgettable Response After Customer’s Wheelchair Breaks

Author: Ryan W. Hirsch, CPT Program Manager
Date: July 18, 2014

Being a difference to others is a philosophy, not a policy. Philosophies don’t have to be looked up or double checked…

Celebrating Nelson Mandela

Author: Ron Taylor, CPT Student Programs and Development Specialist
Date: July 16, 2014

In New York, the city of dreams, no sleep and amazing food, one of my favorite places to dine is the South African restaurant Madiba, a name given in honor of the late Nelson Mandela…

Servant Leadership: World Cup Edition

Author: Ryan W. Hirsch, CPT Program Manager
Date: July 8, 2014

There is something about the World Cup that is simply captivating…

Leadership Column: The Strength of a Leader (May/June 2014)

Ethics Matters May/June 2014 An ethical leader doesn’t have to be the best, fastest or even smartest in his organization. But he must be strong. Unexpected adversity is all but guaranteed on the path of a leader. Occasionally, such adversity means taking an unpopular or controversial stand. In those moments, strength is key. We saw [...]

Leadership Column: A Fight We Must Win… Together We Can (Mar/Apr 2014)

Ethics Matters March/April 2014 We are in a fight. It’s a fight to reduce corporate misconduct, and the need for us to fight is growing. Recently, I read of the $1.2 billion penalty given to Toyota by the U.S. Justice Department for misleading consumers about the safety of its vehicles. It’s the largest fine ever [...]

Leadership Column: Are You Intentionally an Ethical Leader? (Jan/Feb 2014)

Ethics Matters January/February 2014 Through a couple of recent events, I have been reminded that to be an ethical leader, you have to be intentional. That is, intentional about being ethical and intentional about being a leader. Interestingly, the first reminder came from young leaders and the second reminder came from a leader more senior [...]

Ethical Leaders Perform

Author: Alfonzo Alexander, CPT President
Date: February 28, 2014

If you want to be an ethical leader, you must first be an ethical performer…

The Benefits of Sacrificial Leadership

Author: Alfonzo Alexander, CPT President
Date: February 18, 2014

Even in sacrifice, sometimes we get back much more than we give…

Ethical Leadership Takes Intentionality

Author: Alfonzo Alexander, CPT President
Date: January 24, 2014

I was recently reminded that to be an ethical leader, you have to be intentional…