March Newsletter

BYU Management Society Leader Newsletter

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Growing Moral and Ethical Leadership Around the World:
Featuring Accra, Ghana

The BYU Management Society is strong and growing in Ghana! The chapter recently hosted a Personal Branding Seminar with about 70 in attendance. The aim of the conference was to help many young professionals and business men and women to brand themselves both spiritually and professionally in their businesses and careers. 

The seminar included training from Elder Marcus Nash and Elder Edward Dube of the Africa West Area Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ. Elder Dube highlighted how individual commitment and integrity should be part of a personal brand. He said "to be able to brand yourself effectively, one would need a culture of discipline. And one can do this by confronting your current realities."

Additionally, Elder Nash described a brand as a mark, a make or a stamp on someone or a thing. He taught that with good branding, one needs integrity, truth and agency. 

In an unofficial interview with a GTV crew, the President of the Ghana chapter, Cyril Mensah mentioned that there are a series of themes that aim at helping professionals and other young leaders to brand themselves with ethical standards of doing business.

Follow more BYUMS Ghana updates on their Facebook page here.

BYUMS & BYU Sports Team Up

From BYU Men’s Basketball #23 beating #2 Gonzaga to Gymnastics beating No. 5 Denver on the road, we love our BYU sports and coaches. #GoCougs!

In February, the Salt Lake City, Utah chapter heard from BYU Football Coach Kalani Sitake. He talked about kindness and remembering what matters. On the field players will play tough, but as soon as the whistle blows, you help eachother up.

He closed with sharing the power of mentoring and the impact of late BYU Football Coach LaVell Edwards on his life. Attendees were encouraged to mentor students, be good examples and help them explore careers. 

Would you like to mentor or receive mentoring? Create a profile on BYU Connect here.

BYU Marriott School of Business News:

BYU Ballard Center Announces Name Change

As the calendar recently turned a page to a new year and decade, the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance at the BYU Marriott School of Business has something new for 2020. The BYU Board of Trustees approved that the center be renamed the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Social Impact.

“I’m thrilled to announce the Ballard Center’s name change,” says BYU Marriott Dean Brigitte C. Madrian. “The center’s new name reflects the impact that our students, faculty, and staff have in bringing about positive social change in communities around the world.” 

To learn more about the Ballard Center for Social Impact, please visit

Member to Member: We would love to hear more from you!

Would you be willing to share your insights to be shared in future newsletters or social media? If so, you are invited to respond to the prompt below, in the form here. Thank you!

"What is the most impactful professional book you have read? In less than 250 characters: Why this book? How did it impact your life? What do you do differently as a result?"

Finally, in case you missed it: Vai Sikahema Webinar 

Vai Sikahema, morning news anchor for NBC and former NFL running back, spoke to our global BYU Management Society in February. He shared about lessons learned in defining moments. Watch the recording here

“Do your best to use your influence for good, wherever you are.” - Vai Sikahema