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 TRIO Regional Leadership Conference

on March 3, 2007 at Marshall University


The ALEF fellows were presented at the TRIO Regional Leadership Conference on March 3, 2007, at Marshall University. The message presented was entitled The Appalachian PRIDE Program, A Personal Path to Success. Seven states, represented by nearly 200 disadvantaged youth, gained insight into the higher education experience.

The PRIDE concept extends from the expertise of General Foglesong's philosophy that, although leadership styles vary, depending upon the situation, all good leaders have certain characteristics in common, the prerequisites for successful leadership. Successful leadership hinges on a personal commitment and a solid foundation of a personal path in order to succeed. Good leaders hate to fail, because they are deeply committed to the task before them. They refuse to accept failure.

This desire to succeed is driven by intense pride, which forms the foundation for successful leadershi. Specifically, every good leader shares seven qualities: Preparation, Respect, Integrity, Discipline and Enthusiasm (PRIDE), plus morality and courage.

General Foglesong joined his fellows for the event as the keynote speaker.