Leadership Ignite…Unleash the Consciousness 2019 will ignite one’s awareness and consciousness of the meaning and purpose of organizational, strategic, and executive leadership. By bringing these topics and examples into the forefront of one’s thinking, each reader will be in a better position to recognize leadership, while promoting individual growth and development of their own personal abilities, as well as their willingness to lead and make a difference in the organizations they are a part.
Lighthouses symbolize the way forward and help in navigating one’s way through rough waters whether those waters be financial, personal, business or spiritual in nature. Nothing else speaks of safety and security in the face of adversity and challenge quite the way a lighthouse does. Leaders, much like a lighthouse, are also responsible for envisioning the future, and navigating their followers through the rough waters in order to achieve and exceed organizational objectives.
I welcome each reader to this collection of articles and practical examples of leadership and people who hold leadership positions, as I have reflected on decades of experience in major organizations, and pulled from the past 15 years as a life-long learner, student and professor of the fascinating study of organizational leadership.
Thank you, and happy reading and learning.
Dr. Tim Glaid
For 30 years, Dr. Glaid consulted with many Fortune 500 information technology leaders on ways to employ technology in order to gain competitive advantage. He has held senior management positions with AT&T, MCI and Verizon. Additionally, for the past 15 years, he has led large teams in the higher education industry, including serving as the Dean of the Business School at a West Virginia university, the College President and Campus Director of a Pittsburgh-based proprietary technical college, and a full-time professor of leadership studies at a private university. Dr Glaid enjoys teaching in the areas of business, leadership, management, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior and development, HRM, operations, finance, business law, and information technology. Tim earned his undergraduate degree in computer science, a graduate degree in organizational management, an MBA degree with a concentration in international business, and a doctorate degree in management and organizational leadership. He also serves as the founding Principal and Owner of the Leadership Ignite Company.