Want to improve your organization? Stick to the (10) fundamentals

Want to improve your organization? Stick to the (10) fundamentals
August 31, 2010

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Jim Ludema, Ph.D.Lisle, Illinois ~ Forget trendy fads and quick-fix approaches, says author James M. Kouzes. When it comes to great workplaces, it’s all about fundamentals.

Kouzes, the co-author of “The Truth About Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-matter Facts You Need to Know,” will share his 10 fundamental truths about leadership at a breakfast sponsored by the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University’s College of Business.

The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 16 at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago.

Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. A highly-regarded leadership scholar and experienced executive, The Wall Street Journal named him one of the 10 best executive educators in the United States.  

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership offers research, education and outreach opportunities to help business leaders forge new paths to profitability. The Center brings top executives, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders together to innovate at the forefront of values-driven business practice. More information about the Center can be found at www.cvdl.org.

The cost of the breakfast is $60 per person. Tables of eight are available for $450. For more information or to register, go to www.cvdl.org/breakfast.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.