David Ratcliffe

"How to Avoid Leadership Failure"

David Ratcliffe, Chairman and CEO of Southern Company spoke at Samford University on September 23rd, 2010 on the subject of leadership. During Mr. Ratcliffe's visit to campus, Dr. John Knapp sat down to discuss this topic with him. Similar interviews with other thought leaders are available here.


Drayton Nabers, Jr.




Brooks Hall, 227A

Mitzi Lafferty

Administrative Assistant



Brooks Hall, 227

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