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Are You a Better Leader than a Pirate Captain?

Wednesday, October 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By MDI
405 N Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65897


“The tides, they are a changin’.” Avoid mutiny! Quit making them walk the plank!  You don’t need a peg leg, a parrot or an eye patch, just be a leader that others want to follow!

Leadership is a delicate balance of results and relationships.  A recent Gallop poll found only 30% of employees say they are engaged and inspired at work.  Perks, pay raises and promotions alone don’t do the job.  What does create high job satisfaction is culture, teamwork and leadership. 

In this one day session you’ll learn how Pirate Captains faced the same challenges and overcame them aboard their ships.

Tara Horton
(417) 837-2615
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MSU's Robert W Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
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