We are happy to announce our 26th Annual Distinguished Utahn Gala honoring Gail Miller for her contributions and commitment to supporting and growing moral and ethical leadership in Utah! Gail Miller is the owner and chair of the board of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Gail and her late husband, Larry, grew their business into one of the large..
We cannot live our lives in a fortress, expecting the walls to protect us and keep us safe. We need be working to improve ourselves and build our own personal strength. At the February professional development luncheon, Nate and Vanessa Quigley, Co-Founders of Chatbooks, shared their experiences of making their home a training ground to help their children learn to develop the streng..
2018 Moral and Ethical Leadership Conference 09-14-2018
On September 14, 2018, the Salt Lake Chapter of the BYU Management Society held its 4th annual Moral and Ethical Leadership Conference in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. While the conference was titled “In the Cause of Liberty”, the overarching theme could appropriately be described as “Unifying our Nation”. Senator Jeff ..
The BYU Management Society was fortunate to hear from Cotopaxi founder and CEO, Davis Smith at its Professional Development Luncheon on January 10, 2019. Davis centered his thoughts on the responsibilities and duty that comes through the many privileges we enjoy. Davis shared the following quote from O.C. Tanner: One way to describe a life of service would be to understand ..
On Tuesday December 11, 2018, members and guests of the BYU Management Society’s Salt Lake City Chapter met for the annual Christmas Devotional. This year, Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the featured speaker. Elder Curtis immediately gave the attendees a glimpse of his sense of humor by apologizing ..
Sheri Dew, CEO of Deseret Book, came and spoke to the BYU Management Society on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The title slide said, “You were Born to Lead.” On the magnitude of a topic like leadership, she commented, “I know that it can be everything from exciting to traumatizing and I know that it’s never easy.” She quoted Elder Neal A. Maxwell, ..
The BYU Management Society was privileged to hear from Elder Gary E. Stevenson at the annual Christmas Devotional on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Quoting former and current prophets as well as adding insights of his own, Elder Stevenson encouraged us to measure the spiritual health of our hearts and rejoice that this Christmas w..
The BYU Management Society had the opportunity to hear Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox speak about Moral and Ethical Leadership in Government this past Thursday, November 9th. Rather than stump for a party or get behind a platform, he discussed how he came to this position, key concerns in government today, and what we can do to counter these concerns. Mr. Cox never r..
2017 Distinguished Utahn Award Gala 03-04-2017
Join us for our 24th Annual Distinguished Utahn Award Gala. We will honor Orrin G. Hatch, United States Senator, for his contributions and commitment to supporting and growing moral and ethical leadership. It will be an evening to remember, continuing a great tradition of honoring great people. 100% of the proceeds fund scholarships for Utah High School Seniors. &nb..
Wise Words from Frank Layden April 2016 Blog Post-Jennifer Anderson Program Chair Management Society. 05-04-2016
Wise Words From Frank Layden One of the reasons why I love to serve on the board for BYU Management Society is that I get to meet really cool and interesting people. One of those people is Frank Layden, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at the April 2016 luncheon. Frank brought along his talented wife, Barbara, as well. She’s a star and I’m very excited t..
2016 Distinguished Utahn Honorees Announced 01-20-2016
The BYU Management Society--Salt Lake Chapter is excited to announce our Distinguished Utahn honorees for 2016! We will be jointly honoring Frank Layden, career Basketball executive and former coach of the Utah Jazz, along with the Utah Jazz organization, a "bright star' on the Utah horizon since coming to Salt Lake City from New Orleans in 1979. ..
The Power of Connections One of the most often used (and often misused) words in the business world is “Networking.” It’s often held up as the holy grail of what it takes to advance your career, secure new business and save the world from the various evils that threaten it daily (okay the last one may be a bit over the top, but you get t..
Are you a joiner? Why do you join anything? That’s not a rhetorical question, it’s really what I want to know. We’re busy people and it’s probably fair to say that none of us lack things to do. So why would we willingly take on one more thing to our lives and join the BYU Management Society? I get the..
September Blog Post-LoriThurston 09-15-2015
“Back to School” that is what we think of this time of year. Well, that is not just for the K-12 group. More and more research proves that to stay competitive in one’s current work position or to be more attractive to a future employer one must continue to engage in learning. Currently there are more resources than ever before for evening and on li..