Welcome to the first edition of the semi-annual In the Lead magazine!

One of us (Ruchin) recently took over the helm of the Center for Leadership Development at the Stillman School of Business, with a vision that includes establishing the center’s reputation as the place for leading dialogue on the topic of leadership. Based on initial market research and discussions, we agreed there is a need for a preeminent magazine that addresses the topic of leadership exclusively. A magazine that is focused on sharing leadership perspectives from the field. Content that is curated from leaders across industries and focused on sharing lessons learned from real-world experiences versus academic literature. Content that is easy to read, easy to understand and easy to apply. And that led to the launch of In the Lead!

It is a collective effort. We are thrilled to be co-editors and look forward to fruitful collaborations with our contributors and our readers.

The vision is to become THE leadership magazine for current and aspiring leaders.

The mission of the magazine is to inform future leaders, generate global dialogue on leadership and build a community of leaders that sees more effective leadership as a prerequisite to building a better world.

We intend to discuss perspectives on leadership arising from current and emerging topics, including globalization, digitalization, crisis management, servant leadership, Gen Z, diversity, organizational transformation, innovation, leadership development, customer centricity, social justice and sustainability.

Ultimately, we intend this magazine to be your magazine. We would like to hear from you — your reactions and your suggestions. We would like to showcase you; please reach out if you have something to say and would like to publish. We would like you to help us spread the word; share this magazine with your co-workers and your friends. And your children — the future of our world.

We would be remiss if we did not thank the many people who have joined forces in making this magazine a reality in less than six months. We are thankful for the contributors who developed high-quality content in such a short time frame. We want to thank Nick DiBari and Robin Schilke for early creative concepts that got the ball rolling on the vision for the magazine. We are grateful to Pegeen Hopkins, the university editor and her creative team — Anthony S. Liptak, Ann Antoshak and Eric Marquard — for achieving our vision of an inclusive, accessible, playful, action-oriented, irresistible magazine; and to Pam Dungee for connecting us with them. We also want to thank Kristina Hummel and Chris Junior for their meticulous copy editing. We are grateful to Seton Hall University President Dr. Joseph Nyre and Provost Dr. Katia Passerini, and the Dean of the Stillman School of Business, Dr. Joyce Strawser, for their encouragement and support. We are grateful to Dr. Jerry Buccino ’63 for his philanthropy that has made the leadership program at Seton Hall University a reality. Finally, we want to recognize the critical financial support from John Papa ’73 to publish this inaugural issue.

Among many necessary factors, effective leadership is comprised of the 3 Ps — Privilege, Purpose and Passion!

Privilege: Leadership is a privilege, as it has the ability to impact lives. It is a privilege, not a position; the fact that you may be in a position to lead is the privilege.

Purpose: Leadership is about purpose — a purpose larger than self, a purpose that impacts the course of the world, a purpose that lives longer than each of us individually.

Passion: Without passion, it is difficult to lead. Leading is difficult. It requires devotion. It requires sacrifices. Without passion to lead, it is a difficult road to travel.

We hope that you will embrace the 3 Ps of leadership in your life. We hope that you will be our passionate partners in this effort!

Bryan Price, Ph.D.

is a nationally recognized expert on leadership development and mental performance coaching. He is the executive director of the Buccino Leadership Institute and the founder of Top Mental Game. Price’s career is steeped in more than 20 years of distinguished leadership experience as an Army officer, which included serving in multiple levels of command, leading combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and serving as an academy professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy. At West Point, he also directed the Combating Terrorism Center, an internationally renowned research and education center that regularly briefed the nation’s top counterterrorism officials. Price is the author of Targeting Top Terrorists(Columbia University Press, 2019). In addition to developing the next generation of leaders at Seton Hall, he also works with athletes, coaches and business leaders on mental performance. Price earned a B.S. in U.S. history from West Point and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.

Steven Lorenzet, Ph.D.

is associate dean of academics and associate professor of management in the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. He is also the director of the Stillman School’s MBA program. He teaches management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. His research has received multiple awards including the Citation of Excellence from Emerald Management Reviews. Throughout his career he has been very active with corporate and international partnerships, as well as new program development. Dr. Lorenzet has also served as a consultant to pharmaceutical, legal, military, financial and academic organizations. He received his Ph.D. in organizational studies (human resource management/organizational behavior) from the University at Albany, SUNY

Ruchin Kansal M.B.A.

A leader and an educator, Professor Kansal has dedicated his energies and resources to leadership development, healthcare technology, and recently, space health tech advancements. He is a member of the faculty of the Department of Management and directs the Gerald P. Buccino ’63 Center for Leadership Development at the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University. Prior, he served as the SVP and global head of strategy for digital services at Siemens Healthineers, and as head of business innovation at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is the author of Redefining Innovation: Embracing The 80-80 Rule to Ignite Growth in the Biopharmaceutical Industry and the recipient of the 2016 MM&M Top 40 Healthcare Transformers Award. Additionally, he has served on the board of Stanford Medicine X, and Weston Education Foundation.