Presentation Title

Leading During a Crisis

About the Presentation

"There cannot be a crisis today; my schedule is already full!"
– Henry Kissinger

All leaders face crisis’ – whether it be for themselves or their organizations.  Being able to properly plan for and handle expected and unexpected crises is critical to the success of any leader or organization. This seminar will examine the nature of crisis and what leaders should do to prepare or “inoculate” their organization as well as quickly organize their own thinking and the direction of their organization when crisis strikes.

Learning Objectives:

-Understand different types of crisis and how they play a role in an organization
-Clarity on one’s own reactions to different types of crisis
-Learn how to see a crisis as an opportunity and how to take advantage of it in a positive manner

Dr. Jeff McCausland, Fournder and CEO of Diamond 6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC.
Presenter Biography

Dr. Jeff McCausland is the Founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership & Strategy, LLC. Since 2000, both domestic and internationally, Dr. McCausland has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops and consulted for leaders in public education, US government institutions, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Dr. McCausland is a Visiting Professor of International Security at Dickinson College, serves as a Senior Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. He is also an adjunct fellow at both CSIS and the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC. Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army and former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College.

He was a Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Graduate School of International Affairs. During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe during the Kosovo crisis and Operations Desert Shield and Storm. Dr. McCausland has both published and lectured broadly on military affairs, European security issues, the Gulf War, and leadership throughout the United States and over thirty countries. He has been a national security consultant for CBS television and radio since 2003. Consequently, he has been a frequent commentator on the ongoing conflicts in both countries as well as other stories focused on national security. Dr. McCausland has also appeared and been interviewed by news stations and publications such as: MSNBC, CSPAN, CNN, the CBS Evening News, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Boston Globe.

Awards: 2010-2015: Distinguished Visiting Professor of Research and Minerva Chairholder, U.S. Army War College 2002-2004: Class of 1961 Chair of Leadership, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD