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Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 7:00pm at the SWOSU Student Center Ballroom

Author and Lecturer Clifton L. Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert

Renowned author and lecturer Clifton L. Taulbert will speak on September 22 at 7:00pm at the SWOSU Student Center Ballroom.

This will be the first event in the 2009-2010 Library Showcase Series, sponsored by SWOSU's Al Harris Library. Taulbert, the president and founder of The Building Community Institute in Tulsa, will be speaking on the "Eight Habits of the Heart". Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend!

Taulbert is one of America's leading thought-leaders on the "Power of Community" and views community in the workplace as a powerful leadership asset. He was chosen by CNN at the turn of the millennium to represent one of the voices of "Community".

Prior to his present role as a highly sought after seminar leader and keynote speaker, Taulbert, in 1989, gained international recognition with the publication of the best selling memoir, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, which became a major motion picture and has been excerpted in middle school literature books throughout America. In addition to the Pulitzer-nominated biographical work, Last Train North, which followed, Taulbert also authored several nationally recognized picture books for children and the internationally acclaimed, Eight Habits of the Heart -- the principles which serve as the foundation for his company. His most recent publication is Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators, which became a national best seller in less than six months. It was also awarded the 2006 Book of the Year Award for K-12 Educators by USA Book News.

Taulbert believes that the Eight Habits of the Heart are essential for developing leadership, embracing diversity, and mentoring and delivering commitment and collaboration among teams. He also conveys to audiences around the world his very positive interpretations of bringing respect, affirmation, and inclusion into the corridors of the world's businesses through leadership that seeks to "Bring Others Along" -- resulting in a workplace that builds and sustains personal fulfillment and greater productivity.

As a keynote speaker, executive workshop facilitator and leadership seminar leader, Taulbert has delivered his powerful and timeless concepts to television audiences world-wide and to such clients as: Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, Pacific Coast Gas, Oklahoma Natural Gas, The National League of Cities, U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the United States Supreme Court as a guest of Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Social Security Administration, the DEA, ASTD, the Federal Executive Institute, CEP, and as a guest lecturer at Darden Graduate School of Business, Memorial Health Care Systems, Capital One, the United States Air Force Academy, NEA and NABSE, and many others.

Clifton Taulbert and his wife, Barbara, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Copies of Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored and Eight Habits of the Heart will be available for sale at the event by Ratcliffe's Bookstore.

Learn more about Clifton Taulbert, his writings and lectures:

In this interview excerpt, Pulitzer prize nominated author, educator and entrepreneur Clifton Taulbert describes the life-changing influence he experienced as a child growing up in the Mississippi Delta.