Executive Master of Leadership Blog

Leadership in the Time of COVID-19: Randal Collins, Ed.D., Emergency Manager (City of El Segundo) and President of All-Hazards Incident Management Teams Association

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 25, 2020 2:31:47 PM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Risk Management, leadership, infrastructure, Leadership Development, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills

I started with the City of El Segundo in 2017, just six months after completing EML. The City of El Segundo maintains an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. We are arguably the smallest jurisdiction in the country to have such a team. Without EML, I do not believe I would have had the leadership skills to influence the city leadership to commit the time and resources necessary to build such a team. It is pretty amazing that the preparedness of El Segundo is intrinsically tied to the success of the EML program.

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Black Lives Have Always Mattered: Zenobia Gaither, BIPOC Leadership and Personal Development Coach

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2020 8:28:46 AM / by Zenobia R. Gaither, EML|EBC posted in Transformation, Inclusiveness, Public Health, leadership, social inclusion, inequality, Leadership Development, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Change Leadership, Communication, Listening

As our Country enters into the third week of the Black Lives Matter Movement ignited by back-to-back acts of police brutality on unarmed black people it remains a magnified movement today. The recent loss of the life of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, has quickly escalated into the renewal of raising our consciousness for the need to dismantle white supremacy and systemic racism. A movement that is long overdue, wouldn’t you agree? As leaders today, we have a duty to incorporate daily practices that both addresses and supports the Black Lives Matter movement for the long haul.

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Walk a Mile In Your Shoes: Dr. Carol Geffner

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2020 3:10:42 PM / by Carol J. Geffner, Ph.D posted in Inclusiveness, social inclusion, inequality, climate, Leadership Styles, Leadership Skills, Change Leadership, Listening


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Leading in Difficult Times: Hugh Coppen

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2020 2:20:16 PM / by Hugh Coppen, President, Winning Leadership, Inc. posted in Leadership Skills, Communication, Listening


The massive uncertainty created by the present global Coronavirus turmoil impacts every workplace and every household in America. Many indicators point to an extended pandemic. And it’s a certainty that this will be one of those cathartic transitions which will have lasting consequences for years after it is all over.

For many people, news saturation results in a deer-in-the-headlights experience in which they become paralyzed by fear of the unknown and of the uncharted waters ahead. Who can blame them? There is no handbook to guide our way through this crisis. There are too many variables and wild cards.

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Executive Leadership Coaching: Manfred Barth's 3 Tips for Success

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2019 6:17:00 AM / by Manfred Barth posted in Leadership Skills


Hi, my name is Manfred Barth. I am German, but I live in a few different countries right now. My professional background is in business; I was a partner at Accenture and CEO of a smaller company. For the last 15 years, I've been working as an executive coach all around the world in different business areas and cultures. From my experience, here are a few tips for being a successful executive.

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