DAYTON, Ohio, March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB), a leading National Security company delivering advanced engineering services and product solutions to Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal agencies, announced today that on February 19, MacB President and CEO, Sid Fuchs, spoke to MBA and undergraduate students at two prominent Virginia-based Universities. As part of each college's guest lecture program, Fuchs imparted his expertise and counsel on the importance of developing a strategic network and the power of leadership.
At Southern Virginia University (SVU), a private Liberal Arts college located in Buena Vista, Fuchs spoke to more than 100 students, providing his expertise and insights on developing and maintaining a strategic network. "Trust is the currency of all relationships," he told the audience. "To develop a true network that is effective, you must build valuable relationships. Get out of the mindset that you need to push your business card and your agenda, and instead, think in terms of how you can help the people you meet."
"Sid's presentation on the value of strategic networking generated thoughtful conversation throughout the day and into the evening," said Madison U. Sowell, Provost at SVU. "His emphasis on relationship building with a focus on service is directly in line with our mission to prepare leader-servants in the workplace and the world."
To listen to a replay of the SVU keynote, click here.
Later that day, Fuchs presented to a group of George Mason University MBA students participating in the college's Capstone Leadership course. Speaking to a group of mostly mid-level professionals in government and industry, he focused his remarks on leadership, networking and career progression.
The MBA students were particularly interested in Fuchs' thoughts about the steps it takes to advance one's career. "First, you have to do the basics: be competent, be bold and make strategic decisions, for example," he counseled. "However, successful executives understand that moving from an individual contributor to a leadership role means a shift in mindset. You must be willing to give up some of the skills you learned as an individual contributor and acquire the additional skills required to manage and lead effectively."
Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor near Washington, D.C., George Mason University is recognized as an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields.
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