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Leadership expert shares knowledge

March 20, 2009

KALAMAZOO--An internationally acclaimed author, speaker and leadership consultant, will present a public talk on campus Wednesday, March 25, as part of Western Michigan University's 2008-09 Visiting Scholars and Artists Program.

Sally Helgesen will speak on "Leading in 24/7: Five Key Trends Transforming Organizations" from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2028 of Brown Hall. The talk will explore five trends that are transforming organizations and show what these trends will mean for leaders in the years ahead.

While at WMU, Helgesen also will be consulting with faculty members and students and making a presentation to students enrolled in a leadership courses.

The Wall Street Journal cited her book, "The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations," as one of the best books on leadership of all time. She also wrote "The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership," which has been hailed as "the classic work" on women's leadership styles.

Helgesen has developed and delivered programs for hundreds of the world's leading corporations, partnership firms, universities and nonprofit organizations.

She is contributing editor to Strategy + Business magazine, an editorial consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, and on the board of the Air Force Academy. Articles about her work have been featured in Fortune, Business Week and Fast Company.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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