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George Havens, MBA '72

Posted 3.14.2017

George Havens, MBA '72

Heroic Leaders: Visionary. Courageous. Inspiring. is a new book about the human spirit and the quality of life written by George N. Havens, MBA '72.

In the book, Havens chronicles four “unsung” heroic leaders who have been important influences and “companions” in his life:

  • John Frank Stevens, The Hero of Marias Pass and the Panama Canal

  • Heinrich Harrer, an intrepid mountain climber and adventurer

  • T. Keith Glennan, a transformational leader in education and at NASA

  • David Ogilvy, the most sought-after wizard in advertising

All of them embody and display the essential and noble characteristics of heroism and leadership – they are visionary, courageous and inspiring. Their achievements, presented in dramatic narratives, clarify how heroes can be such powerful examples.

This is the seventh book that Havens has written since retiring as the head of The Jayme Organization.

Havens now heads Strategic Consulting, a firm focused on leadership, planning and marketing. He has chemical engineering and MBA degrees from Case Western Reserve University where he was president of two alumni boards and served on the Board of Overseers, two Visiting Committees and advisory boards.

At the Weatherhead School of Management, Havents taught a leadership course for eight years. 

Heroic Leaders is published by Strategic Consulting Press. Copies are available for $18 plus $2 shipping directly from the author (check to George N. Havens) at:

George N. Havens

1890 East 107th Street - #402, Cleveland OH 44106


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