Words that Work: The Hidden Wisdom Buried in Popular Quotations

Session Type:

Convention, Education


Washington State Convention Center

Room Number: 602

Available Dates & Times


You’ve heard that “strategy eats culture for breakfast” and “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result” but too often we fail to consider what these popular quotes can mean for transforming our organizations. This session will look at some of the most popular business quotes to consider how you lead your organization. Peter Drucker noted, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing.” Was he right? What do you think?


  • Michael Callanan, Sr.

    Mr. Callanan is the principal owner of Michael Callanan Consulting Company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mosaic Learning from January 1, 2015 to March 1, 2016. Mosaic Learning is a full-service, online technology company that develops custom learning management systems, training programs and solutions for a wide range of clients both inside and outside the construction industry.

    Previously, Mr. Callanan served as the Executive Director to the electrical training ALLIANCE (formerly National Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) from September 1, 2004 to November 3, 2014. Since 1941 the electrical training ALLIANCE has served as the training arm of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). The electrical training ALLIANCE is responsible for developing the national curriculum and training materials for 40,000 apprentices in 300 training centers in the United States and Canada.