In November, a number of Wisconsin TEC members attended a customized leadership development training at West Point, conducted by alumni of the Academy who are now retired after distinguished careers. The Purpose: To gain first-hand understanding of the techniques practiced by the Academy in pursuit of its mission of “Developing Leaders of Character,” to understand […]
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About Phil Hauck
Phil Hauck has been affiliated with TEC since 1990 and currently is chair of TEC 3, 13 and 32, as well as of an independent Senior Marketers & Sales Executive group in Northeast Wisconsin.
A 1964 graduate of DePauw University with an MBA from Columbia University in 1966, his work background is in journalism and retail operations. He was a Wall Street Journal reporter, and owned his own business technique newsletter publishing business. He was employed for 15 years in retailing in distribution, store and company operations responsibilities.
He is co-author of Recapturing The Growth Track: Correcting Leaders' Disempowering Behaviors (Praeger Books, 2004), board president of the Healthy Lifestyles Cooperative of Brown County, and is or was a director, member and officer of a range of civic organizations, including a hospital, community think tank, various Chamber trusts, and economic development efforts. He was state president of the Independent Business Assn. of Wisconsin, and 1992 Media Person of the Year for Wisconsin for the SBA.
He is married with two grown children, in his spare time plays golf, tennis and softball, and loves to travel internationally.
Entries by Phil Hauck
Most TEC-involved CEOs and organization leaders are well aware of the elements that need to be in place to create change initiatives. In today’s world, change comes more rapidly than ever. But by and large, these initiatives are not sufficiently successful … at least they don’t reach the performance levels we aspired to. Why? In […]
On Retirement Age This notion of having a Retirement Age, when the government begins making substantial payments to citizens, isn’t new. It began in 1889 in Germany. The average life expectancy was 40, and the Retirement Age was set at 70, later reduced to 65. For us, it began during the Depression, when average life […]
David Jones, a career military officer who now teaches “character development” at West Point, was in Green Bay last week to speak at the annual ethics banquet chaired by the American Foundation of Counseling Services … and he also spoke to a group at St. Norbert College. Recently, he spent a year in Afghanistan working […]