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In 2017, Maya Moore was named Sports Illustrated’s Performer of the Year after leading the Minnesota Lynx to their 4th WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Championship. This was after winning back-to-back NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships with the University of Connecticut, a WNBA Finals MVP, two WNBA All-Star Game MVPs, two Olympic gold medals and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. She was called “the greatest winner in the history of women’s basketball (with the best yet to come),” also by Sports Illustrated. In 2019, she decided to put a pause on her basketball career to help an inmate wrongly convicted of a crime.

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President Gee is known for his straightforward approach to things, his bow ties and the hundreds of selfies he has taken with students. He is one of the best practitioners of social leadership you will ever meet or hear about. He extensively uses of social media to communicate and connect with his audience. He has tens of thousands of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers.

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Robert Ford succeeded Abbott’s long-time CEO, Miles D. White, on March 31, 2020 right at the beginning of the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, testing will be the key to beating the coronavirus pandemic. Robert and Abbott, stepped up to help make this come to fruition.

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Join us in congratulating the 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipients. These are the people who make an impact in their organizations, in their industry and in their communities. These are exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear, and people want to know. Last year, was a tough year for all of us, but these leaders have shown how to continue to make an impact in the face of a pandemic, social justice or both. I have been truly moved by the leadership they have shown.

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The 5 Critical Gaps in Your Leadership Development

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There’s an old advertising adage that goes, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” What’s true in advertising is probably even worse for most leadership development programs. Organizations spend over $3.5 billion dollars on leadership development worldwide each year. Unfortunately, much of this money is wasted because a wrong or incomplete approach to leadership development is chosen that doesn’t lead to sustained leadership growth. Based on decades of research, human behavior analysis and personal teaching experience, there are 5 critical gaps in most leadership development programs.

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Crisis Leadership Content Now in the Leadership Resource Library

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“True leadership is revealed in the time of a crisis!”
– J. Bryan Bennett

In 2020, leaders were challenged by numerous crises, including a global pandemic, racial injustice and changing business models. This has been a stressful time for the many executives I regularly talk to and for many of the people who work for them.

That’s why the Elite Leadership Academy decided to add “Leading During a Crisis” and “Leading With Diversity & Inclusion” categories to the “Special Leadership Topics” section of our Leadership Resource Library. Like all of our categories, these libraries include some of the top leadership resources curated from leading online sources. Try it out today with a free 30-day trial. Just click on the link for more information.

Leadership Lessons From 2020

Category : General Leadership

There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so small and the windshield is so big.
Where you’re headed is much more important than what’s behind you.
– Unknown

What leadership lessons did you learn in 2020 that you are taking into 2021? Which lessons do you want to leave in 2020?

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Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!

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Ongoing leadership learning is critical to continued growth and lessons are everywhere. The year 2020 was tough for us all, therefore Professor Bennett has developed some entertaining and engaging speaking topics for 2021. Live events are being booked for post July 1st and virtual events all year. Read more about his speaking and schedule him at

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Preview the Elite Leadership Academy

We are very excited to share the news of the rebranding of our new leadership training site – Elite Leadership Academy. In the past, we have operated under the Professional Leadership Academy, but with the expected publication in the next few months of my new book, The Path to Elite Level Leadership, we decided to change the site to match the book.

The new site features new leadership development programs, master classes, a leadership resources library and even a virtual tour of our virtual academy.

As a subscriber, we are inviting you to preview the site and also offering you 25% off any of the training in our ‘Curriculum Catalog‘ with the coupon code ’25offpreview’ until November 30, 2020.

Please take a look at it and let us know what you think about it.

Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness

I encourage you to read this masterful piece from the NY Times by my colleague and Northwestern scholar Kihana Miraya Ross on anti-blackness.

Anti-blackness describes the inability to recognize black humanity. It captures the reality that the kind of violence that saturates black life is not based on any specific thing a black person did. The violence we experience isn’t tied to any particular transgression. It’s gratuitous and unrelenting.

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