Admiral, United States Navy (Retired); former Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Distinguished Professor in Government and Leadership, Regent University

Bruce Winston

Dean, Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Editor of the Journal of Strategic Leadership, Consultant, Trainer, Educator, Entrepreneur


Facing the Leadership Challenge
With the rise of globalization and the myriad of evolving circumstances in the world, the challenge of leadership will only increase through time. So, how do you, as a leader, prepare to face the challenges ahead? Join Dr. Bruce Winston and Admiral Vern Clark as they discuss Clark's personal leadership experiences and address the defining characteristics of a great leader as well as the key requirements for leadership success now and in the future.

About the Speakers
Admiral Clark completed a distinguished 37-year Navy career in 2005.  His Navy experience spans his early days in command of a Patrol Gunboat as a Lieutenant and concluded in the halls of the Pentagon as the Chief of Naval Operations and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  In between, he commanded ships, two destroyer squadrons, the Atlantic Fleet’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center, a Carrier Battle Group, the Second Fleet, NATO’s Striking Fleet and the Atlantic Fleet. His career is also marked by an unusual amount of joint service.  In the decade of the 1990s, seven of the 10 years were in the joint and combined area culminating in his assignment as the Director of the Joint Staff in Washington D.C. 

For more than two decades, Dr. Winston has helped to transform organizations around the world with his innovative ideas on leadership and his candid approach to consulting and training. Drawing on his vast experience as a business owner, educator and consultant, Dr. Winston's real-world expertise includes leadership, organizational development, communication, quality improvement and marketing. Winston serves as editor of the newly released Journal of Strategic Leadership and is an author and co-author of numerous books and articles including Be a Leader for God's Sake and The Word on Management. A popular speaker in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South Africa, Winston skillfully aligns Biblical principles with marketplace application to equip leaders and followers for success.

About Leadership Talks
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