Category Archives: Leadership

Continuous Education


Finally! It has been a long journey, but I have completed my undergraduate studies in Business Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Now, my next objective is to take a few courses to obtain a Bachelor’s in Accounting as well, then on to further education. One of my favorite quotes of Sam Walton is “You can’t just keep doing what works one time, because everything around you is always changing. To succeed, you have to stay out in front of that change.” This is very true and so important and this ties into education because the world IS constantly changing and education is the best way to stay in front of that change. My goal throughout my career is to continuously learn new things so that I can continuously make a difference.

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Leadership Defined.


As I continued to learn more and more about construction I learned even more about LEADERSHIP. In high school I was very active in the National FFA Organization (www.ffa.org) and I was very inspired by their mission statement: The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle: How to Become A Servant Leader - James C. Hunter

The FFA is where I learned how to confidently speak in front of a large group of people and where I experienced the results of effective teamwork. My experience in the construction industry took everything to the next level, teaching me that true leadership is defined by how well you serve others. The book pictured above teaches timeless principles of servant leadership. If you haven’t read this book before please take the time and do so – it will take you on a journey and build the foundation for your development as a leader.

-Ducote