Dr. Julia L. Buchanan

School of Business and Management
Leadership and Human Resource Management

Favorite quotes on leadership:

"Few people are likely to thank the leader for stirring anxiety and uncovering conflict.  But leaders who cultivate emotional fortitude soon learn what they can achieve when they maximize their follower's well-being instead of their comfort. " R. Heifetz

"Managers do things right, leaders do the right things."  W. Bennis

"No one yet has figured out how to manage people effectively into battle; they must be led."
J. Kotter


  • Faculty (7/04-present) Adjunct Faculty (1/04-7/04) National University, San Diego
  • President (AY 2002-2003) Graduate Student Association, University of San Diego
  • Project Manager (4/99-12/02) San Diego State University Foundation
  • Executive Director (2/94-3/99) Children's Center, Eugene
  • Program Director, (9/92-12/93) YMCA of Honolulu
  • Recreation Director (12/90-9/92) City/County of Honolulu

Board of Directors, San Diego Leadership Initiative, Director of Education and Consulting, 2002-present.

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School of Business and Management