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Episode Info: Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential.  We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders.  Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader. In this third episode, Ulysses James, Maestro of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association discusses applying the lessons of organizational development consuting to growing a small nonprofit. Throughout a Navy career and several years of consulting, Ul James never lost his love of music and, more broadly, the arts.  At the same time, it was those experiences that prepared him to lead and grow an orchestra – both his 20-year career in the military where Ul learned organizational development, and leading his own consulting firm where he put his expertise to work in the private sector.  It was a pleasure to sit down with the unassuming maestro to discuss the similarities between music and the military, the evolution of his career, and his second life leading the WMPA. In the next episode of Born Leader, we’ll speak with Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, a retired Major General and the first female and nurse to command a medical clinic, and the first African American to be promoted to General Officer in the National Guard. If you want to learn more about Ulysses James or other guests on the Born Leader podcast,or for a transcript, visit Or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Talk to you next time on Born Leader from the Hypatian Institute. Thank you to Therese Arkenburg for her assistance in production. Key words: leadership, business consulting, organizational development, corporate culture, music, orchestra, planning, strategy, transformation, collaboration, teamwork, nonprofits, small nonprofits, corporate culture, organizational culture, dc, maryland, virginia MENTIONED ON THE SHOW Hypatian Institute - Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association - U.S. Navy - Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument - ADVERTISERS Your Virtual Business Partner - Take Point Now -
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