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Jared Restivo Journal Entry #2 October 2, 2007 Richard Weismann is the director of the center for leadership & online programs School of Graduate & Professional Studies. He holds an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and he has also been awarded lifetime status as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) by the Institute for Supply Management. His area of expertise includes Operations Management, quality systems, customer service, negotiation, supply chain management, and leadership. On September 27 th , spoke to the students of Endicott College about the importance of leadership showing slides of famous people that are considered leaders in different ways. Examples of leaders were Senator Barack Obama, Jason Varitek, the captain of the Boston Red Sox, and Oprah Winfrey. As he talked about these leaders he spoke of the many leaders which he had followed throughout his lifetime and what type of leaders they were. He said that some of them were good leaders who were nice to him and would lead through examples and take their time and
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Unformatted text preview: were ultimately effective. On the other hand he spoke of the leaders that he had that were good leaders but in a different sense, there was one leader that left an impression on him. This leader, also his boss, would be stern and straight forward and would only talk to you if you were doing something wrong. This was an efficient way of leading that made Weismann hate his job but later in life he learned to respect the way which his former boss led because it worked and was efficient. I learned many things by listening to Mr. Weismann such as the importance of identifying in you or in others the good qualities of a leader. It is also important that we dont just follow blindly and do what you have to do unless you know for sure that it is the right thing to do. Overall Mr. Weismanns speech did not fall on deaf ears and will undoubtedly prove useful in our college experience....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course FYE 101 taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Endicott.

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