Colangelo College of Business students at Grand Canyon University keep getting a gift that won’t stop giving: interesting speakers from the community who share lessons they’ve learned through years of experience.
It doesn’t even stop giving during the summer session.
Tuesday night, master’s students were treated to a Dean’s Speaker Series talk on “Leadership Sins” by Dr. Brent Garrison, former president of Arizona Christian University and now a CEO coach in his role as vice president of education for The CEO Forum in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Garrison’s faith-based message was must-hear information for students looking to become effective managers. He wrote “Leadership by the Book: Lessons from Every Book of the Bible,” and contributed to “The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence,” and his insights into dealing with CEOs on a daily basis were fascinating.
“The CEO life is a lonely life,” he said. “I can’t count all the times a CEO has told me, ‘Thank you for taking the time to come see me. I need someone to talk to about this.’”