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Former College of Business chair to speak about ethics in influencing people

ATHENS, Ohio -- Paul Hersey will be speaking on "Ethics in Influencing People" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Forum Theater in the Radio-Television (RTV) Building at Ohio University. The dynamic, internationally known behavioral scientist's ideas have been used to train managers for more than three decades.

As the founder and chairman of the Center for Leadership Studies, he has helped train more than 10 million managers from more than 1,000 organizations, including IBM, Caterpillar, Mobil (now Exxon/Mobil) and Illinois Bell. He also served as chair of the Management Department in the Ohio University College of Business from 1966 to 1976.

During his time at the Ohio University College of Business, Hersey became acquainted with Ken Blanchard, author of such best sellers as the "One Minute Manager." Together they wrote "Management of Organizational Behavior," which was first published in 1969 and is now in its eighth edition having been translated into 14 languages. The book has sold more than one million copies worldwide. It developed the Situational Leadership model, arguing that no single leadership style works in all situations. He has published more than nine other books.

Hersey will be available to answer questions after the talk and is providing 300-signed copies of one of his books for people attending the talk. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by the College of Business and is the second lecture in the "Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Lecture Series," which is part of the Ohio University Bicentennial celebration.

The College of Business at Ohio University provides a distinctive learning environment that actively engages students, faculty and the business community in developing the knowledge and skills needed for success in today's complex, global economy.

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