Bell Leadership Welcomes Ellen Hayon as Manager, Programs and Services, and Promotes Lizzy Lauffer

Bell Leadership Institute announced and welcomed Ellen Hayon as Manager, Programs and Services and promoted Lizzy Lauffer to Senior Manager, Programs and Services, to continue growing the Open-Enrollment Programs business unit throughout the United States. Lizzy Lauffer joined Bell Leadership in 2013 as a Project Coordinator to assist Dr. Gerald D. Bell with his book, Great Leaders, Great Results. She advanced progressively to lead open-enrollment programs in Chapel Hill, NC.  Lizzy spearheaded the expansion of Bell Leadership’s cornerstone Achievers program to Chicago and Dallas, two current regional locations, with sessions scheduled now through 2019. As Senior Manager, Programs and Services,… Continue reading...

Bill Sanford and Jon Player Build Great Leaders with United Displaycraft

Bill Sanford led a Great Leaders program with 42 participants from United Displaycraft in Des Plaines, Illinois. Jon Player provided support to participants throughout the program. United Displaycraft participated in the Achievers™ program with both Bill and Jon last year. Great Leaders enabled the team to benchmark their progress with the Bell Personality Profile, and to learn new skills that will further their development as Achievers and leaders. One participant remarked, "Bill and Jon were awesome, as always!" A Great Northern Instore company, United Displaycraft has been developing creative retail solutions that inspire shoppers, delivering those solutions through unsurpassed manufacturing capabilities… Continue reading...

Bell Leadership Accepting Applications for 26th Year of Leader's Roundtable

Chapel Hill, NC – June 20, 2018 – Bell Leadership Institute, a recognized leader in leadership training and executive development, is now accepting applications for the 26th year of The Leader's Roundtable. The Leader's Roundtable is an executive peer council for C-suite and senior leaders, personally designed by Dr. Gerald D. Bell. The Leader's Roundtable is conducted in six two-day sessions that span the course of the calendar year at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. The Leader's Roundtable is recommended to executives from the top three levels of an organization, who have broad management experience and leadership responsibility… Continue reading...

Partying with Amy Hagen since 1999

Bell Leadership is delighted to celebrate Amy Hagen's 19 years with the company! Learn a little more about her from our newsletter feature.   Continue reading...

Dr. Gulledge Extends Leader's Job and Job Design Training to Attebury Grain Board Members

In a follow-up to her Leader's Job and Job Design training with the Attebury Grain executive team, Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge led a similar training with Attebury Grain board members. This provided consensus and alignment of ideas for the company's top team members. Seven board members reviewed the company's mission, vision and core values, and also developed a clear understanding of the Ten Roles of a Leader's Job. Attebury Grain is now aimed to lead the company in the right direction, with a clear focus on teamwork and environmental mastery. Suzanne Boyce, President of Attebury Grain, reflected on the team's experience: "Dr.… Continue reading...

Bill Sanford Leads Executive Retreat for East West Partners

Bill Sanford facilitated a two-day executive retreat with the East West Partners leadership team at the Detroit Foundation Hotel the week of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) 2018 spring meeting. Bell Leadership has a long-standing relationship with East West Partners. In this meeting, nine participants gathered to review and renew their mission, vision, core values and top priorities. Chris Frampton, managing partner at East West Partners, is pleased with the progress made at the retreat. "We were able to thoughtfully think through a refresh of our company’s mission, vision and core values. And, now we are going through a cool… Continue reading...

Bill Sanford Delivers The Leader's Job and Keynote for EO Nebraska

Bell Leadership has a long-standing commitment to training leaders in Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) chapters throughout the world. Most recently, Bill Sanford delivered a one-day program on The Leader's Job and evening Keynote Presentation titled, "Leadership, Culture and Profits" for the EO chapter in Omaha, Nebraska. The Thirst for Learning (TFL) group participated in The Leader's Job program, where they learned how to build committed followers and grow their businesses by executing the ten essential roles of a leader. The evening keynote centered on, "Why 'soft' skills are the keys to solving your hardest problems." Participants responded positively to the presentations:… Continue reading...

Dr. Gulledge Aligns Network Alliance with Achievers

Dr. Gulledge facilitated an On-site Achievers™ program for five participants from Network Alliance at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club in Centreville, VA. Team members were able to dive deep into the principles of Achievers, learning more about themselves and each other in an engaging, team-building environment. Once again, Dr. Gulledge received several "10" ratings for her delivery of the program. Byron Patrick explained, "The content was truly awesome. Elizabeth did an exceptional job of managing the room and keeping the 'kids' on task. For me personally, I can anticipate this experience will have ongoing significant positive impact on… Continue reading...

Archery Trade Association Takes Aim, Embarks Upon Strategic Planning Process with Bill Sanford

Bill Sanford facilitated a one-day Strategic Planning meeting with the Archery Trade Association (ATA) to help kick off a process that will continue for the next several months. Participants braved blizzard conditions to attend the meeting, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Benjamin Summer, Vice President of T.R.U. Ball Archery Releases / AXCEL Archery Sights Chairman, and ATA Board of Directors, explained the development of the meeting: "Before our meetings in Minneapolis, Bell Leadership reached out to a large cross-section of ATA members and received responses on ATA’s mission, vision, and goals. These responses were strongly factored into the first day of strategic planning and closely mirrored the… Continue reading...

Dr. Gulledge Facilitates at G1 Therapeutic's Senior Leadership Retreat

Dr. Elizabeth Gulledge has led several custom onsite programs focused on Strategic Planning. Her most recent program was with G1 Therapeutics at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill. The goals for G1's Senior Leadership Retreat were to deepen understanding of the company's culture, mission and values; advance organizational performance and communication; and define company goals for 2019. Dr. Gulledge facilitated alongside G1's senior leaders to accomplish the outlined goals and achieve clarity, consensus and commitment amongst team members. G1 Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. G1 is… Continue reading...