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Leadership Thoughts

“If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

A leader is one with a distinguished skillset who guides, facilitates and shows the way while also encouraging those surrounding them to grow and flourish. 

As the expectations of those in leadership positions vary within organizations, this series functions as a constant, ever-growing platform to capture voices of leadership to model, inspire, and lead the next generation.

Videos 

Latest Release

Ethics and Resiliency

Frank Zerunyan on ethics as it relates to resiliency. Going into the webinar, think about ethics within the context of your team, and your wider organization. 

Empathy-Ways to Support the “Other”

LaVonna Blair Lewis on Empathy -Ways to Support the ‘Other’.

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence to Lead Yourself and Others

Tommy Royston on Utilizing Emotional Intelligence to Lead Yourself and Others.

Readiness and Resiliency

Laree Kiely on Readiness + Resiliency = Robust.

Resiliency as a Political Act

Dora Kingsley Vertenten on Resiliency as a Political Act.

Building Your Readiness and Resiliency Muscles

Laree Kiely on Building Your Readiness and Resiliency Muscles.

Mindfulness

Allen Weiss on Mindfulness.

Using Social Connections to Strengthen Resiliency

Carol Geffner on Using Social Connections to Strengthen Resiliency.

Building Resiliency Within Your Teams

Mira Ringler on Building Resiliency Within Your Teams.

Recharging

Rueben Brock on Recharging.

Resources to Fuel Professional Curiosity

Paul Danczyk on Resources to Fuel Professional Curiosity.

Five Leadership Values

Chester A. Newland on leadership values.

Profile in Civic Leadership Partnership

Agatha Caraballo on Civic Leadership Partnership.

Building, Managing, and Leading Teams

Preet Didbal on Building, Managing, and Leading Teams.

Equity and Cultural Humility

Jei Africa on Equity and Cultural Humility.

The Importance of Mindfulness

Allen Weiss on the Importance of Mindfulness.

The Importance Leveraging Networks

Jamillah Jordan on the Importance Leveraging Networks.

The Importance of Change Leadership

Rod Hickman on the Importance of Change Leadership.

Organizational Influence

Richard Figueroa, Deputy Cabinet Secretary in the Office of the Governor Gavin Newsom, talks about Organizational Influence.

Coalignment Theory

Ross Clayton on Coalignment Theory.

Celebrating J.J. Gentry During Public Service Recognition Week 2022

J.J. Gentry, Counsel for the South Carolina Senate and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Staff Chair. Flexibility and taking care of yourself.

Celebrating David Cardenas During Public Service Recognition Week 2022

David Cardenas, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Learning from past experiences and fostering relationships.

Celebrating Michele Daniels During Public Service Recognition Week 2022

Michele Daniels, Head Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County. Transitions, evolution, and redefining success.

Celebrating Sabrina Lewellen During Public Service Recognition Week 2022

Sabrina Lewellen, Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary of the Arkansas Senate. “Student of the process.”

Celebrating Sharon Ishikawa During Public Service Recognition Week 2022

Sharon Ishikawa, Research Manager for Mental Health and Recovery Services, Orange County Healthcare Agency. Energy when “the clock stops” (may not be what you think!) and data in leadership.

Podcasts

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: Part 2: Retired Marine Colonel Sean McBride on building successful leaders and teams

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: Tracy Reines is the Regional Director of the International Rescue Committee and formerly of the Red Cross disaster response team

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: Dr. Paul Danczyk – The Director of Executive Education at the USC School of Public Policy

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: USC Professor Carol Geffner is an internationally known expert on leadership

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: Hyper Motivational Guy Podcast: Guest Retired Marine Colonel Sean McBride

The Hyper Guy Motivational Podcast: Interview w/USC Professor Dr. Erroll Southers. Southers is an expert on counterterrorism

Current and Past Presenters

Contact Information

Paul Danczyk
Director, Executive Education in Sacramento for the
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
[email protected]

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