Colorado Christian University recently
hosted more than 100 local business leaders and CCU students at Glenmoor
Country Club in the second of its Newsmakers Breakfast series. The breakfasts,
held periodically and hosted by the School of Business and Leadership, are
intended to create a debate forum to identify and address pressing issues we
face in America today -- professionally, culturally, and morally.
Addressing the crowded room, guest speaker Scot Sellers, CEO of real-estate
investment giant Archstone-Smith, gave very clear and succinct advice in urging
businesspeople and students alike to take clear stances on their business
decisions, stick with them, and be certain to follow through on what they
commit to doing.
Archstone-Smith is a $40-billion company that's
considered among the most successful in its class, and Sellers' breakfast
message spoke unwaveringly about what he believes are the requirements of
leaders in public markets. Under his leadership, Archstone-Smith has assembled
some of the largest business deals in its industry. When asked to describe his
leadership principles, Sellers encouraged the audience to embrace the
- Focus your company on a solid long-term view and stick
with it despite pressure from outside sources like stock analysts.
- Make sure that, as a leader, you act in a very consistent manner.
- Take good, rational stances and stick with the financial positions that support
- Be willing to face criticism from those focused on the
- Think forwardly.
For information on this event
and those planned for the future, please contact Dr. Gary Ewen, Dean of the
School of Business and Leadership, 303-963-3166.