Executive Master of Leadership Blog

Justin Bardin - Connecting to the Greater Vision

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2020 9:01:33 AM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Innovative Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Mission Driven, Purpose Leadership, Renewable Energy

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Servant Leadership: Parole Agent III Martin Figueroa

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2020 12:31:11 PM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Innovative Leadership, inequality, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Change Leadership, Servant Leadership

Meet Parole Agent III Martin Figueroa, who prefers to go by Fig. Fig is a current EML student and has dedicated his career to servant leadership. Fig aided in the implementation of the first Peer Reentry Navigation Network (PRNN) in the state of California, a program to help long-term inmates and lifers navigate the challenges of re-entering society.


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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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