222: Leaders with Heart Are Open to New Perspectives

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In this episode, Heather sits down with Brent Kondritz, the Executive Director at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership, a unique and powerful resource created by the region’s most successful organizations. Together, they partner with top thought leaders to provide innovative, world-class education to senior executives, emerging leaders, front-line supervisors, and professionals. Take a listen.
Key Takeaways: 
  • Leaders must be open to new ideas
  • Listen to advice and tips from people you admire
  • Good leadership requires listening
  • Education is needed at all levels of an organization

Brent Kondritz’s Bio

Brent Kondritz, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the University of Dayton Center for Leadership. Prior to joining the University of Dayton Center for Leadership team, Brent held the following positions: Corporate Trainer, Manager of Training and Development, Senior HR Manager, Director of Sales and Operations, and Director of Strategy within Sprint, BellSouth/AT&T, and The Berry Company.  Since joining the University of Dayton Center for Leadership in 2010, he has served as the Assistant Director, Associate Director, and Director managing leadership programs at the Emerging Leader and Executive level.  He is also a certified trainer/practitioner in a variety of leadership assessments and leadership models. Brent received his B.S. in marketing and minor in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Nebraska – Kearney.  Brent received his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton, focusing his dissertation on The Leadership Perceptions of Collegiate Student-Athletes and Their Coaches: A Comparative Analysis.


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