Tryon Palace Presents: Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown “Lessons on Leadership and Identity”

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

While our identity starts with us, authors Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown will offer specific knowledge and directions on how can we identify leadership and our own identity.

Stedman Graham will discuss his latest book, “Identity Leadership,” and discuss how a leader is unable to lead others until he or she can first lead themselves. The more you work on yourself, the better you can give to those around you. Graham will give his own prescriptive on how to guide based on his own philosophy.

Robert J. Brown will discuss his memoir, “You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right,” and share his story of how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world. Brown believes the pivotal moments in life are the lessons that help us think differently about success and how we share that knowledge with each other.

After the lecture, join us for a reception and book signing. Both books will be available for purchase in the Tryon Palace Museum Store.

Tickets will be available to purchase online until 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22 or in-person at the North Carolina History Center. Limited tickets will be available for purchase before the event at the North Carolina History Center. 

On Friday, August 23, join the North Carolina Museum of History for "Paths to Leadership: An Evening with Stedman Graham and Robert J. Brown."

Event will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for General Admission and $15 for MOHA/museum members. Learn more at

About Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates. As a businessman, educator and speaker,he presents, consults and conducts training with corporations, educational entities, the military and veterans, non-profits and the government. His identity message is grounded in the fact that the key to success is selfleadership capability.

The Identity Leadership programs, driven by the proprietary Nine-Step Success Process™, are based on the philosophy that individuals hold the power to their educational, career and personal success or failure.

Graham has authored eleven books, including two New York Times bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. His latest release, Identity: Your Passport to Success, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller. Clients have included Gulfstream Aerospace, Microsoft, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, Lenovo, General Dynamics, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education and Agriculture, CVS Pharmacy, the Indiana Pacers and the Sonima Foundation (through which he taught in 150 high schools in 2 years). He has also lectured or conducted workshops in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, China, Canada, the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Aruba, Bermuda, South Africa and Africa.

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About Robert J. Brown 

Robert J. Brown is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B&C Associates, Inc., a management consulting, marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina.  He is also the Chairman and CEO of B&C International, Inc., and President of International BookSmart Foundation.

B&C was founded in 1960 and has been privileged to serve many of the Fortune 500.  Among those companies we have been privileged to work with are: Sara Lee Corporation, USAA, General Motors Corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Nissan Corporation, Michelin North America, Lowe’s, Inc., AutoNation, Inc., Freddie Mac, Sprint, Rooms To Go, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Office Depot, DeBeers, Inc. and Save-A-Lot.

A native of North Carolina, Brown attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Virginia Union University.  In 1956, he entered the field of law enforcement, serving first as a local police officer and then as a federal agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  Brown served as President of CEO of B& C Associates, Inc. until 1968 when he took a leave of absence from the company to serve as Special Assistant to President Richard Nixon.  He returned as Chairman and CEO of B&C Associates, Inc., in 1973.

Brown is a retired member of the boards of Duke Energy, Wachovia Corporation, Sonoco Products


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