‘Insights on Leadership’: How many times have you heard someone say a person was a born leader? In reality, nothing could be further from the truth – great leaders become great leaders with a great deal of effort, experience, and desire.
North Dakota’s favorite adopted son, Theodore Roosevelt was a sickly young man who was challenged to do great things by his father. It was only after inordinate effort on T.R.’s part did he rise to lead the nation. North Dakota is privileged to have its share of home grown leaders with an equally inspiring and thought provoking stories. We heard Ed Schafer’s story back at our June CEO Roundtable. Now hear Monsignor James Shea’s story.
Monsignor Shea, who leads the University of Mary, is one of the youngest university presidents in the nation and one of North Dakota’s truly outstanding leaders. His compassionate concern for others and executive acumen have marked Shea not only as a state leader but also a national leader in Catholic education and higher education. Hear his story and insights at our September CEO Roundtable.
‘At Issue’: North Dakota exports nearly eighty-five percent of what it grows and manufactures. Without free trade many of our businesses would simply go away. It is that simple.
With this in mind, the GNDC has been focusing upon the importance of free trade in a political environment which is seemingly turning inward. The U.S. Chamber – a superior partner and friend in our efforts to create a pro-business climate – is working diligently with Congress and the Trump administration to maintain and strengthen our trade relations. Hear the U.S. Chamber’s John Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, discuss the trade issues confronting American businesses. In addition to Mr. Murphy, representatives from Senator Hoeven’s, Senator Heitkamp’s, and Congressman Cramer’s office have been invited to participate in a North Dakota panel to discuss the specific trade issues in relation to North Dakota.