Posted: Sep 10, 2010 11:17 AM by Lindsay Clein
Updated: Sep 10, 2010 11:19 AM
A leadership panel was held at Montana State University this morning as part of the celebration of the inauguration of MSU President Dr. Waded Cruzado.
The panel included Governor Brian Schweitzer, Superintendent of Bozeman Public Schools Kirk Miller, Montana's Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, CEO of Rehau North America Kitty Saylor, and University of Idaho President Dwayne Ellis.
The theme of the leadership panel was "Empowerful people transforming the world."
The panel shared their ideas on the importance of leadership and how to be good leaders.
"I think that communication, communication, communication is absolutely critical in positions of leadership," said Saylor. "When I think about what I do when I go to work in the morning from the time I get there to when I go home, it involves communicating, whether that's in a meeting, on the phone, on a video conference, with employees or colleagues, it's all about communication."
"You should never forget who you work for," said Juneau. "And in this position, it is for the people of Montana and for the children of Montana and we try to keep our eye on that in everything we do in the office of public instruction."
"Montana State is a critical part of this states' comparitiveness and it's critical to the future as far as economic development and quality of life of this state and I feel very passionately about that," said Ellis.
The inauguration ceremony for Dr. Cruzado took place at 10:30 this morning.