Pittsburg State President Steve Scott joined other area business leaders at a symposium in March aimed at providing future professionals a look inside the life of organizational management.
The event, “Challenges of Leadership and Management,” was sponsored by PSU’s MBA Association. It took place inside the Kelce College of Business.
Joining Scott as featured speakers were Ken Brock, president of Names and Numbers; Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce; and Bill Pesch, president of ABLE Manufacturing. Michael Gray, associate general counsel for Watco Companies and a member of the Pittsburg City Commission, served as moderator.
“If you think you’re ever finished learning, you’re in trouble,” Scott said.
Sonya Bhakta, president of the MBA Association, said the purpose of the event was to give students a chance to talk with and seek advice from business leaders from a variety of sectors.
The nearly two-hour discussion covered topics ranging from economic trends to advice for students preparing to enter the workforce.
Scott said one of the main keys to being successful in business is continuing to learn.
“If you think you’re ever finished learning, you’re in trouble,” Scott said. “It’s imperative that you continue to learn. I look at it like a tool belt. You keep accumulating the tools and the skills you need.”