According to the publication, members of the Hall of Fame have “developed industry-leading businesses that are poised to continue such leadership well into the future,” and are “inspiring to colleagues and employees as well as to the next generation of business leaders in St. Louis and beyond.”
Dr. Lefton’s résumé is impressive to all who know him, including consulting with many Fortune 500 companies, and serving on the faculties of Washington University, the Motorola Executive Institute, the ALCOA Executive Institute, and CEO International, Inc. He has co-authored five books, including the groundbreaking Leadership Through People Skills.
Not content to rely on a laundry list of his achievements, Dr. Lefton says his greatest success is “When my partner, the late Dr. Vic Buzzotta, and I realized that we could teach people to improve their behavioral skills. We were one of the first companies in the world to combine self-awareness with behavioral skills to help people improve their leadership style. When people learn how these behavioral skills can improve, it gives them a sense of optimism in their own careers.”
Enjoy this photo of Drs. Lefton and Buzzotta from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1968, sharing the Dimensional Model of Behavior that is their enduring legacy in St. Louis business and beyond.