DATE:  October 6, 2004
CONTACT: Rosie Ruiz, Director of Training and Development, (361) 825-2530; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336      
Living Leadership International Satellite Simulcast to Feature Diverse Group of World’s Leading Business Authorities

The College of Business and the Training/Development Office at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the local presentation of the third annual Living Leadership conference,  “Delivering Results the Right Way” on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

The video conference is produced by Maximum Impact in cooperation with BusinessWeek magazine. Sixty thousand business leaders are expected to participate in the conference which will be broadcast live from Atlanta. During the conference, participants will be able to fax questions to the BusinessWeek executive panel.

The speakers for the event are:

Donald Trump- Chairman and president of the Trump Organization; best-selling author of “The Art of the Deal;” producer/host of the NBC reality series “The Apprentice.”

Mikhail Gorbachev- President of the Soviet Union from 1985-91; 1990 Nobel Prize winner and the 1990 Time magazine “Man of the Decade.”

Jim Collins- Best-selling author of “Good to Great” and “Built to Last;” founder of the Colorado-based Think Tank and Management Laboratory.

Peter F. Drucker- Lecturer and seminal thinker on the contemporary organization; best-selling author of “The Effective Executive” and “The Essential Drucker;” father of modern management.

Russell Simmons- Founder of Rush Communications and Phat Farm; prolific entrepreneur and media mogul.

Larry Bossidy- Former chairman and CEO of Honeywell, Inc.; best-selling author of “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done.”

Rosabeth Moss Kanter- Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; editor of the Harvard Business Review, 1989-1992; best-selling author of “Confidence.”

Ken Blanchard- Founder of Ken Blanchard Companies; best-selling author of “The One-Minute Manager.”

“The event brings together a powerfully diverse group of the world’s leading business authorities,” said Dr. Moustafa Abdelsamad, dean of the University’s College of Business. “Each of the cutting-edge insights shared by this gathering of world-class leadership authorities will deliver effective benchmarks to shape business outcomes.”