Business Briefs

Fuqua/Coach K Conference to Focus on Leadership Teams

Posted October 3, 2007 2:25 p.m. EDT

— The sixth annual Fuqua School of Business and Coach K Leadership Conference will gather 25 prominent business leaders in faculty-moderated sessions to share their thoughts on best practices for fostering leadership in their organizations.

The conference, to be held Oct. 15-17 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, is hosted by the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics.

“Leadership is a skill that can be learned and developed,” Sim Sitkin, the center's faculty director, said in a statement. “To lead with integrity and ethics requires intense commitment, reflection and understanding.”

Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will deliver a keynote on adaptability and leadership. A new session for this year will feature a dialog between Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard and John Allison IV, chairman and Chief executive of BB&T, on current and future business needs centering on leadership capabilities.

Session topics will include: building ethical teams; creating a culture of innovation; making effective execution the core competency of your team; identifying and developing entrepreneurial leadership teams; and what teaching hospitals can teach business about building world-class leaderships teams.