Becoming a World-Class Leader

A proud alumnus of Carnegie Mellon, Buddy Hobart ’81 is a leadership expert who was a standout men’s basketball player for the Tartans. Hobart, who is the founder and owner of Pittsburgh-based Solutions 21, leads a session for select rising seniors each spring. The topic of Hobart’s workshop is “Becoming a World-Class Leader,” and he provides each student with a leadership assessment for their review during his presentation.

Solutions 21 has completed consulting engagements and implemented customized training and organizational development programs for a diverse client base, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including local, national, and international assignments. Hobart and fellow basketball alum Herb Sendek, co-authored “Gen Y Now” in 2009.

"Buddy is a recognized industry leader within his field, and we are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him each year. The program is simply tremendous. He provides practical and immediate takeaways for our rising senior leaders that will impact their academic, athletic and professional pursuits." - Director of Athletics, Josh Centor

"The Junior Leadership Symposium is definitely the highlight of the athletic department's leadership program. Mr. Hobart gives an inspiring presentation in which we learn how to be a better leaders and teammates to a group of people with very different personalities." - Women's Soccer athlete, Carson Quiros

"Mr. Hobart's program was incredibly educational. I learned about myself and how to be a better teammate and leader. I will absolutely use Mr. Hobart's nine action steps of world class performers in my interactions on and off the basketball court. I look forward to becoming a more thoughtful leader by discovering more about my own DiSC style and the style of others." - Men's Basketball athlete, Blake Chasen