Vanderbilt NROTC - National Security Symposium
Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror by Thomas Kolditz

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Date:  Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Sarratt Cinema, Vanderbilt University


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Keynote Speaker

speakers headshotTom Kolditz is a Professor in the Practice of Leadership and Management, and is the Director of the Leader Development Program at the Yale School of Management. A retired Brigadier General, he was responsible for teaching, research, and outreach activities in Leadership, Psychology, Sociology, and Management at West Point for 12 years, and also served as the founding director of the West Point Leadership Center.

A highly experienced leader, General Kolditz has more than 26 years in leadership positions, serving on four continents in his 34 years of Army service. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and in the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and is a member of the Academy of Management. His most recent book, titled In Extremis Leadership: Leading as if Your Life Depended on It, was based on more than 100 interviews taken on the ground in Iraq during combat operations.

He has been named as a leadership Thought Leader by the Leader to Leader Institute and as a Top Leader Development Professional by Leadership Excellence. He is the principal at Saxon Castle LLC, a firm focused on leader development consulting. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University, three master's degrees, and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Missouri.

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