Wes Cantrell

"Currency or Character"

Wes Cantrell, retired Chairman and CEO of Lanier Worldwide, spoke at Samford University on March 10, 2010 on "Currency or Character." This program was part of the Mann Center's ongoing A. Gerow Hodges Lectures in Ethics and Leadership.

Cantrell is also the author of two books on management; From the Shop Floor to the Top Floor: Releasing the CEO Within and High Performance Ethics: 10 Timeless Principles for Next-Generation Leadership.

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During Mr. Cantrell's visit to campus, Dr. John Knapp spoke with him about the importance of maintaining character in business. Similar interviews with other thought leaders are available here.



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C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
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