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April 10, 2018–  Northern Kentucky University Professors Dr. George Manning and Dr. Kent Curtis have released the sixth edition of their book “The Art of Leadership.” The book discusses ethics, value systems, communications and psychological safety. It also addresses the destructive parts of leadership.

Dr. Manning has written several books on stress, leadership, ethics and human behavior. He has also been featured in a podcast for Ask NKU and teaches online courses from his home in Maine. His books have been used by those in the military, Procter and Gamble and Griffin Industries. You can learn more about Dr. Manning and his accomplishments here:

Dr. Curtis is Professor Emeritus of Organizational Leadership at NKU. Kent was one of the four original administrators when NKU commenced operations in 1970 as Northern Kentucky State College. He is the last of this group to continue teaching at NKU where he served for 45 years (1970 – 2015) in a full-time capacity. He is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching online leadership courses from his home in Charleston, South Carolina.


About NKU: Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit