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Perot heads speakers list for CEO Club

(10-4-2000) Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot headlines an impressive roster of speakers appearing at the Boston College Chief Executive Club of Boston luncheons during the next few months.

Perot, chairman and CEO of Perot Systems Corp., will speak at the club on Jan. 23. Other guests will be Dell Computer Corp. Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell, who will appear Nov. 3, and General Motors Corp. Chairman and CEO G. Richard Wagoner Jr., the Dec. 7 speaker. All of the luncheons will be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel's Wharf Room.

The CEO Club, named the leading business speaking forum in the nation by Top Speaking Forums, brings the nation's leading executives to Boston for luncheon addresses with this area's business leaders.

Last Wednesday, 300 members attended the fall's first luncheon, where they heard Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina say that the principal challenge facing today's effective business leaders is "setting the frame and then setting people free."

Fiorina, who recently was named the most powerful woman in American business by Fortune magazine, said that modern-day business leadership "will be about challenging minds and capturing hearts. It will be about empowering others to decide for themselvesŠ to reach their final potential."

Today's effective leaders "will no longer be able to view strategy and execution as abstract concepts," Fiorina said, "but, instead as tools with value only to the degree that they are grounded in people."

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