Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: One of Our Greatest Leaders

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Dr. King was truly one of our greatest leaders and perhaps we should spend just some of day today reflecting back on his legacy.  CNN has a nice article on some of his lesser known but still excellent speeches.  Previous DigNuggetville posts includes a comment from Dr. Maya Angelou, 5 leadership lessons from Dr. King, and one of the best U2 songs ever created.

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Dr. Dan-o

 

 

Daniel M. Ladik, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

Leadership Lessons from Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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Many of us have the day off in honor of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. – a leader of leaders.  At some point today, pause and reflect on the man that did so much for so many.  In an excellent post on the American Express Open Forum, 5 leadership lessons were offered  – inspired by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. –  including:

-Don’t underestimate low-level employees

-Embrace fear

-Encourage ‘creative tension’

-Know the ‘why’

-Involve everyone

Of the 5, it’s “know the ‘why’” that really caught my attention.  One of my main motivators to pursue the Ph.D., was I wanted to know the “why.” Too many times, I was doing things because “I was told to do them,” “this is the way we did it in the past” or “it worked before so therefore, we must do it again.”  It drove me batty that I could not probe deeper, ask those “why” questions and figure out a more theoretical or strategic reason to why I needed to do what I needed to do.

In honor of MLK, ask a few “why” questions this week.

Best regards,

Dr. Dan-o

 

Daniel M. Ladik, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Marketing

Stillman School of Business

Seton Hall University

 

 

 

In Honor of MLK

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While most of us have a day off today, we should honor the individual who “Thought Differently” and lead the movement towards equality for so many.  It also goes to show that you can make a really good rock/pop song that also means something.

In honor of MLK, please watch this U2 video for “Pride – In the Name of Love”  (click here for video).

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Dr. Dan-o