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Mr. Clifton L. Taulbert

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Founder and President

Local Address: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Building Community Institute

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • American Institute of Banking
  • undergraduate degree , history
    Oral Roberts University
  • associate degree , health care management
    Tulsa Community College
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Neosource, Inc. - News - Whats New, Trade Shows, Press Releases, 28 Jan 2014 [cached]
The evening featured Pulitzer-nominated author Clifton Taulbert, founder and president of the Tulsa-based Building Communities Institute, and Booker T Washington High School graduate. His talk examined how learning can help a community heal from the wounds of its painful past and provide a foundation for a stronger, unified future.
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Mr. Clifton L. Taulbert (confirmed)
Clifton L. Taulbert is the Founder and CEO of the Building Community Institute (BCI). BCI is a 15-year old Tulsa, Oklahoma company that specializes in Human Capital Development and Organizational Effectiveness. Taulbert's clients represent the corporate, the federal and academic sectors (k-12 through College and university leadership). Taulbert, a writer of southern culture is respected worldwide. His many books include the awarding winning Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, the Pulitzer-Nominated, The Last Train North and the book that Coach Wooden couldn't put down, Eight Habits of the Heart. At the turn of the millennium, Taulbert were among those chosen by CNN to represent voices of "Community."
Taulbert is recognized internationally for his work on workplace culture and the role that building community plays in creating an environment branded by RAI...Respect, Affirmation and Inclusion.
The Chair Academy - 2012 International Leadership Conference, 27 April 2014 [cached]
Clifton Taulbert
Clifton Taulbert is one of America's leading thought-leaders on the "Power of Community" and views community in the workplace as a powerful leadership asset. Taulbert was chosen by CNN at the turn of the millennium to represent one of the voices of 'Community.'
Taulbert, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Trustee for the University of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the nations outstanding Entrepreneurs. Taulbert participated in the start-up of many companies, including being a member of the initial team that introduced Stair Master Exercise Systems to the world. He is also a former banker and advisory board member for Bank-One, now J. P. Morgan Chase, and currently serves as a Board member for ONB Bank and Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Prior to his present role as a highly sought after seminar leader and keynote speaker, Taulbert, in 1989, gained international recognition with the publication of the best selling memoir, Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, which became a major motion picture and has been excerpted in middle school literature books throughout America. In addition to the Pulitzer-nominated, Last Train North which followed, Taulbert also authored several nationally recognized picture books for children and the widely acclaimed, Eight Habits of the Heart-- the principles which serve as the foundation for his company.
Taulbert believes that the Eight Habits of the Heart are essential for developing Leadership, Embracing Diversity, Mentoring and Delivering Commitment and Collaboration among teams. He also conveys to audiences around the world his very positive interpretations of bringing Respect, Affirmation and Inclusion into the corridors of the world's businesses through leadership that seeks to 'Brings Others Along' - Resulting in a workplace that builds and sustains personal fulfillment and greater productivity.
Now, this powerful message has made its way to the education arena through his most recent publication, Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators. In less than six-months, the book became a National Best Seller. It has also been awarded the USABookNews, 2006 Book of the Year Award for K12 Educators.
As a Keynote Speaker, Executive Workshop Facilitator and Leadership Seminar Leader, Taulbert has delivered his powerful and timeless concepts to television audiences world-wide and to such clients as:
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Presenters, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Clifton Taulbert
Clifton Taulbert is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer and thought leader on the critical issues of building community. He is the founder and president of The Building Community Institute, which he organized to extend the timeless and universal ideals outlined in his best-selling book, Eight Habits of the Heart.
Clifton's growing list of literary works include the award-winning, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, the Pulitzer nominated The Last Train North, and the book the LA Times called for all Americans to read, Watching Our Crops Come In. He has also written two award winning picture books for children, Little Cliff and the Porch People and Little Cliff's First Day of School.
His newest work is Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators, which is being published in March 2006.
Clifton serves on the University of Tulsa Board of Trustees, and on the boards of The Oklahoma Investment Forum and the Oklahoma Public Television Trust. His awards include a 1996 Image Award from the NAACP for outstanding contribution to literature, the Arthritis Foundation Volunteer of the year and the National Jewish Medical and Research Humanitarian Award. He has also been named to the United States Air Force Enlisted Airmen Hall of Fame.
Taulbert has led forums and lectured educators from Harvard University to Hong Kong on the relationship between building community and character development.
Keynote speakers are both nationally and ..., 24 April 2014 [cached]
Keynote speakers are both nationally and internationally prominent business leaders, from the corporate and government sector in Australia and, internationally, the Founder and President of the Freemount Corporation Company and the Building Community Institute-A Human Capital Development Company, Clifton L Taulbert.
Chosen by CNN at the turn of the millennium to represent one of the many voices of community, Clifton Taulbert was born and attended school in the Mississippi Delta during the era of legal segregation. He has served as a guest professor at Harvard University, the United States Air Force Academy and FEI-Federal Executive Institute.
Clifton has delivered training internationally, from NATO in Brussels to many of the continental congresses in Central America, community colleges nationally as well as Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, the United States Department of Defense and K-12 school systems around the world.
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