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TRADITIONAL AMERICAN VALUES

Bob Luddy published a book encapsulating the management strategies used at Thales and CaptiveAire.

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Learn from the Masters.

- Bob Luddy

Event + Response = Outcome

- John Maxwell

SELF-RELIANCE

Learn why we don’t condone fundraising or depend on others to solve our problems.

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Developing Critical Thinkers

Clear and logical thinking lead to belief and action, allowing students to fulfill their maximum potential.

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The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.

film-director Mark Twain

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

- Benjamin Franklin

EXECUTION: THE DISCIPLINE OF GETTING THINGS DONE

Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan share the steps needed to move beyond process and reach definitive outcomes.

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DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Clayton Christensen shows how disruptive innovation transforms a market from the bottom up.

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How You Think Will
Determine Your Future.

film-director Bob Luddy

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Conventional wisdom is wrong or going to be wrong.

- Dr. Bill Peterson

Free Market Economics

Economist Bill Peterson reflects on the teachings of Ludwig von Mises and the importance of a market driven economy.

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EQ: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Five components of EQ develop effective leaders who understand the needs of others.

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Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

- Margaret Thatcher

THINK

IBM famously hung posters with just one word, “THINK,” throughout their offices, similar to our Top 15 Outcomes signs posted in every classroom.

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl explains how every individual has a unique purpose to fulfill.

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Esse Quam Videri

- North Carolina state motto

Our job is to make life beautiful.

- Ethel Traphagen
  of Traphagen School of Design

EXIT THE MARKET

Balaji Srinivasan describes how disruption and exiting the market are crucial for success.

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“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

Peter Drucker’s legacy of leadership sets the standard for our organization.

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Engage in a lifelong pursuit of truth, excellence, and integrity, and you will find true happiness.

film-director Bob Luddy

Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still.
- Thales of Miletus