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Saturday, October 28 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Good Leaders

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What qualities constitute a good leader? Are leaders born or made? In Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, historian, Harvard Business School professor, and frequent television commentator Nancy Koehn looks at five wildly different leaders: Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Shackleton, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson. One of the things they have in common? The ability to inspire others to do good. Entrepreneur and CEO of The Cue Ball Group, Tony Tjan draws on his own experience as well as on interviews with almost one hundred executives, innovators, artists, academics, and teachers to determine what’s important in leadership. His conclusion, for leaders and the people they choose to work with, is goodness itself. In Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters, Tjan argues that competence is necessary but not sufficient; values and character matter just as much, if not more. Anthony Brooks, senior political reporter at WBUR, will moderate. Join the discussion in this timely session on leadership.

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Anthony Brooks

Anthony Brooks’s voice is familiar to legions of Bostonians as a deliverer of news and commentary on the airwaves of WBUR and NPR for over thirty years. He has cohosted Radio Boston, served as a political correspondent for campaigns from the Al Gore presidential campaign of 2000... Read More →

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Nancy Koehn

Nancy Koehn is an expert in business leadership and administration past and present, and she spreads that expertise through her writing and teaching. She is currently the James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, often contributes to American... Read More →
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Anthony Tjan

Anthony Tjan is an industry leader and experienced entrepreneur in Internet media. He was the youngest person to become a senior partner at the Parthenon Group and served as vice chairman at that company for fifteen years, all while working as a consultant to other companies. In 1996... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Trinity Forum