Leadership Triangle Celebrates 2008 Class of Goodmon Fellows

Mary Beth Warfford
DBBC’s Mary Beth Warfford (right) receives her Leadership Triangle pin from FOX 50’s Chris Downey.

Twenty more Triangle citizens now have the distinction of being Goodmon Fellows.   The Leadership Triangle Personal Leadership class of 2008 graduated on Thursday, December 4, 2008. 

The luncheon and ceremony took place at American Tobacco’s Bay 7. 

“At each class the participants have had key leaders in the Triangle speak about aspects of leadership and then they spent 210,000 seconds with their leadership coaches,” said LT Executive Director Winkie La Force as the graduation began.

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Participants spent the fall learning from Triangle leaders and working with personal coaches on a personally designed project. 
Durham Bulls Business Development Coordinator Mary Beth Warfford was among the graduates. 

“LT has showed me I can step up and make a decision, even if it is the wrong one,” said Warfford.  “No matter what your leadership style or role is, it is yours, own it!  More mistakes are made from indecisiveness than making wrong decisions.”

Jim Goodmon
CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, Board Chair of Leadership Triangle, addresses the graduates.
Mary Beth Warfford
DBBC’s Mary Beth Warfford (right) celebrates her accomplishments with her mother, Linda.

CBC President & CEO Jim Goodmon, for whom the graduation distinction is named, spoke at the event.  He continued to stress the importance of regionalism.  Goodmon is the Board Chair for LT. 

The Goodmon Fellows left the graduation empowered to serve in their workplaces and in the Triangle as a whole.

“After this series of classes, they are soaring from the Heart and will awaken Boldness in others!” said La Force.

Capitol Broadcasting Company & American Tobacco helped sponsor the event.

DBBC’s Mary Beth Warfford Shares Her Thoughts on Her Leadership Triangle Experience

Mary Beth Warfford & Jim Goodmon
DBBC’s Mary Beth Warfford (left) receives her diploma from Corp’s Jim Goodmon.

Before entering into this class, I was lacking confidence in my own ability to lead in a professional setting. This is more than likely related to my middle-management position in my organization. Up to this point, I have not taken the chance to develop this aspect of my life. By taking part in this class, I have realized that my ability to lead is task specific; meaning that I have identified high efficacy in areas where I have been provided a supervisory position. As a result of this reflection, I feel more confident in the fact that my leadership traits will become more apparent when I am placed in situations that require my attention.

Special Thanks to FOX 50’s Chris Downey for introducing me to the class, CS’ George Habel for allowing me to take the class, CS’ Rhonda Carlile for her support, and CBC for offering this to employees. 


Leadership Triangle Personal Leadership Graduation

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