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leadership | Oct 30th, 2017

For 10 Years, New York Times Columnist Adam Bryant Asked 500 Top CEOs How They Lead. Here’s What He Learned.

“It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies?” From there, Adam Bryant distilled hundreds of interviews into six practical steps to leadership, which he shared in his landmark New York Times column, Corner Office. Now, a... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 4th, 2017

Companies Do Better When They Embrace Diversity—And Here’s How. The Year’s Must-Read Book on Workplace Inclusion.

Ritu Bhasin is a diversity and inclusion expert, an advocate for female leadership, and the president of a top diversity and inclusion-focused consulting firm. Out today, The Authenticity Principle was developed after years of helping global leaders and organizations leverage their team’s... Continue Reading →
leadership | Sep 26th, 2017

Inclusive Workplaces. Transformative Leadership. These Five Speakers Can Optimize Your Corporate Culture

Corporations are complex ecosystems. In order to be healthy, they require solid leaders, thoughtful communication, inclusivity, and diversity in every sense of the word. Adam Bryant, Maureen Chiquet, Ritu Bhasin, Misha Glouberman, and Anthony Tjan speak to every level of a corporation, improving... Continue Reading →
leadership | Aug 30th, 2017

How Does a Liberal Arts Major (and Woman!) Lead 3,500 Engineers (Most of Whom Are Men)? Minette Norman on Radical Empathy

The VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk—a world leader in software tech—is neither an engineer nor a man. She’s Minette Norman, a liberal arts major and new Lavin speaker whose unique perspectives on leadership initiated the company’s transformative culture change.   She achieved this by... Continue Reading →
leadership | May 30th, 2017

Fort McMurray’s Former Fire Chief Darby Allen Reflects on the People Who Stood by Him During the Historic Blaze

One year after the fire that nearly consumed the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta—and certainly gripped the nation—former Fire Chief Darby Allen speaks poignantly on the people who worked with him to save lives and provide aid in the midst of crisis. In light of his accomplishments, on May 29, Allen... Continue Reading →
leadership | May 5th, 2017

“Brands that do well have a purpose”: Maureen Chiquet on Promoting Active and Conscious Leadership

“A lot of what women have been presented as a model is about perfection,” says Maureen Chiquet in a recent New York Times profile. Now, the author of Beyond the Label and former CEO of  fashion atelier Chanel speaks about finding purpose rather than perfection. Shortly after leaving her position... Continue Reading →
leadership | Mar 8th, 2017

Major MJ Hegar Discusses Shoot Like a Girl on NPR’s Fresh Air and CBS This Morning

Purple Heart-decorated Major MJ Hegar steered her Medevac helicopter to safety after taking a bullet in the arm behind enemy lines. In the newly-released memoir Shoot Like a Girl, Hegar tells how she then won a historic lawsuit, transforming the role of women in the military forever. Soldier,... Continue Reading →
leadership | Feb 22nd, 2017

How Fire Chief Darby Allen Guided Fort McMurray Through the Costliest Disaster, and Largest Evacuation, in Canadian History

How can you be your best, most resilient self when faced with a crisis? Fire chief Darby Allen—known as the human face of the Fort McMurray wildfires of 2016, Canada’s costliest natural disaster—draws on his long career to show how to be a stoic, quick-thinking leader in tough situations.  During... Continue Reading →
leadership | Oct 3rd, 2016

Angelina Jolie in Talks to Star in Film Version of Maj. MJ Hegar’s Memoir

Major news! Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in the upcoming film Shoot Like a Girl: the big-screen adaptation of Lavin speaker Maj. MJ Hegar’s memoir of the same name.   Entertainment Weekly reports:   “The actress and filmmaker is in talks to star in Shoot Like a Girl, an adaptation of... Continue Reading →
leadership | Aug 31st, 2016

Have the Courage to Listen: Rev. Jeffrey Brown and the Boston Miracle

In the late 1980s and early 90s, Boston was overrun with youth violence. Gun trafficking and gang activity ran rampant, and between 1987 and 1990, the youth homicide rate more than tripled. But beginning in 1990, the trend began a curious reversal, and over the next nine years, youth violent crime... Continue Reading →
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