A man with experience in leadership and planning said people should trust their instincts when in doubt.
Peter Holbrook, dean of the College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University, was the speaker during Tiffin University's Good Morning World breakfast lecture at Camden Falls Thursday morning.
"Leadership is leading with heart. ... Have heart," he said.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Peter Holbrook, dean of the College of Business and
Management at Cardinal Stritch University, speaks during Tiffin University’s Good Morning World breakfast lecture at
Camden Falls Thursday morning.
According to a release from TU, Holbrook has expertise in board development, organizational leadership and change, program development and evaluation, service, strategic thinking and planning, succession planning and teams. He researches, writes and speaks about leadership and has expertise in the area of Franciscan, servant and transformational leadership, it states.
Holbrook said he became interested in how leaders fall and rise again, and why they do foolish things. In the blink of an eye, he said, the good a person is doing can be over.
"We don't even realize that we're moving down those ways," he said.
Holbrook said he believed most fallen leaders didn't think it could happen to them.
Typically, people know what is right and wrong and have good values, but they sometimes get into an organization and notice its values don't match theirs, he said.
They plan to stay because they have a good job and are comfortable, he said.
"We start to drift away from our core. More importantly, we start to rationalize. ... You start to rationalize your behavior. You start to rationalize what you're doing," he said.
Thursday's lecture was the last Good Morning World speech of the academic year. It also was the last Good Morning World lecture for Michael Grandillo, TU's vice president for development and public affairs, who was named the 15th president of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wis.
Grandillo brought in 133 Good Morning World speakers and recognized those who have assisted with the lecture series.
"It's been a great run for me," he said.
President Paul Marion said Grandillo has been in the community for 30 years.
"He will be missed here," he said.