College of Management and Human Service

Dean Joseph McDonnell explores the importance of mission, vision in newest column

Is there any surprise that behind the rise of a successful company there is a visionary leader? In our own generation, leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page saw the possibilities of new technology to create innovative companies that have transformed our society. Meg Whitman, Mary Kay Ash, Sam Walton and Jeff Bezos each in a different way revolutionized the way we purchase products. Businesswomen Anita Roddick and Oprah Winfrey not only blazed new entrepreneurial paths, but also heightened awareness of the social responsibility of business.

Read Dr. McDonnell's article, Looking at the building blocks of leadership, in the Bangor Daily News.