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Leading Through Disruption

Without question, COVID-19 and the response efforts surrounding it have temporarily altered the way we lead and serve our organizations, our teams and our communities. 

In fulfillment of the Leadership Center’s mission to explore innovative leadership knowledge and practices to better those we serve, we endeavor to provide the latest thinking on issues and trends that impact all of us. 

In that spirit, this year’s theme “Leading Through Disruption” will provide a springboard for timely discussions to help us navigate uncharted territory.  

The Rule of 4: Habits to Enhance Your Leadership Traits

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. (EST)
Cost: FREE! 
Location: Virtual

Join us on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 11 a.m (EST) as Franklin's Leadership Center  presents “The Rule of 4: Habits to Enhance Your Leadership Traits” featuring Dr. Doug Ross, Program Chair Business Administration at Franklin University. 

What are the traits that make a great leader? How do you get those traits or enhance the ones you have? All leaders and future leaders must continually grow by improving their leadership attributes. This presentation will show you how to habituate improvement into your weekly work routine. The Rule of 4 makes it easy to ensure that you are constantly improving – personally and professionally.

Meet the Speaker:


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Dr. Doug Ross
Professor and Program Chair, Business Administration
Franklin University

Dr. Doug Ross is a professor and chair of the Business Administration Program at Franklin University. Dr. Ross has extensive experience in the marketing field, both from a corporate and academic background. 

With 25 years in the academic sector, Dr. Ross is a distinguished international speaker, on a range of topics. Additionally, he’s recognized for his consulting experience in both large and small corporate settings as well as in the goods and services marketing. 

He received his doctorate in business administration from New Mexico State University, and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Colorado State University.

As a respected faculty member at Franklin University, Dr. Ross has earned the distinction of being the only educator to receive the Columbus American Marketing Association Marketing Professor of the Year honor, a record five times (1999, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014). In addition to his many awards for marketing excellence, Dr. Ross was awarded the Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, a distinction bestowed by Franklin students each term to acknowledge the professor who was most influential in their programs. A top-ranked professor, Dr. Ross was also awarded the Franklin University Teaching Excellence Award.

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