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Photo credit: John LavittDr. Bill Saleebey at the University Club. Photo credit: John LavittAt the Leadership Luncheon at the University Club of Pasadena, Dr. Bill Saleebey illuminated the skills needed to truly be a successful group leader. On March 20th before a sold-out room of Southern California business leaders and entrepreneurs, the Pasadena native demonstrated the key principles of running an effective group. Once again, the University Club of Pasadena proved to be a worthy contributor to the zeitgeist of the Pasadena social and cultural community as a whole.Through an analysis of group process, Dr. Bill Saleebey drew on his extensive experience as an educator, moderator and group leader in discussing the various techniques for optimizing a meeting. Although every group is different, the energy and presence of a group leader can help define the gathering from the get-go. In the insightful presentation, Dr. Saleebey explained how, “Group leaders know how to own the room and build rapport with an audience right off the bat. By leading an audience in the beginning, a group leader helps to ensure the success of the whole meeting.”As a foremost expert on the psychological and practical aspects of business networking, Dr. Bill Saleebey has been speaking, training and teaching the art of business leadership since 1973. A longtime Bruin, Dr. Saleebey received his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Counseling from UCLA. As the author of “Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag” and “Study Skills for Success”, Dr. Saleebey helps executives succeed by employing the most important modern business tool beyond the Internet as well as one of the oldest and most reliable: face-to-face networking.Without question, one of the most essential elements when it comes to running a group is time. How do you accomplish your business and networking goals as a group leader without the pressure of a ticking clock in your head like a time bomb? Dr. Bill Saleebey explained, “When you are dealing with time, be aware of the time without rushing the group. Anything you do in a meeting, you should be setting the guidelines in advance. Effectively managing time is a pervasive element of a capable group leader.”From the audience’s active participation, it was clear they were engaged by the event and the topic at hand. After the presentation, the crowd lingered in the large conference hall for some time after the event, speaking with Dr. Bill Saleebey and mining his wisdom. When you combine Dr. Bill Saleebey’s valuable presentation with the lovely lunch served by the University Club staff, you easily can see why the Leadership Luncheons have been such a longstanding resource for the greater Pasadena community.About the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img