John O’Brien on Leadership and Self-Awareness in the Trump Era

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Given the seemingly endless use of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account to attack political opponents and publically humiliate his own cabinet members, it is unfortunate that the Twenty-fifth Amendment of the Constitution does not include a clause that allows the country to formally intervene and send their CEO to a leadership training program before any talk about giving them the heave-ho.

But if the US did have those powers, it is quite likely the our Donald would have been sent to an executive leadership retreat which was run by John O’Brien.

For much of his professional life, Johnny O’Brien has had a very small niche segment in the leadership training industry. O’Brien developed specialized programs for the very elite corporate leaders of Fortune 500 companies. It also didn’t hurt that John had “walked the walk” himself for several years as the CEO of the Hershey School and its $14 billion endowment.

Given the national and local conversation we are now having on what leadership means, we thought it would be a good idea to have a check in with Johnny about the state of our union and its leaders.

This video is approximately five minutes in length.

 

 

 

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Letters to Editor

  1. Thank you Mr. O’Brien

    What oft was thought but ne’r so well expressed.

  2. Howard Freedlander says

    Truth, character, humility, selflessness, values and openness—characteristics of a strong, moral and effective leader. John O’Brien knows what could be. He knows what’s lacking on the national scene. He bemoans the vacuum. He and we hope for a better, more ethically responsible future.

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