In the second issue of In the Lead, we explore the topic of leadership in the face of disruption. What are the disruptions leaders face? How can they react? What have they learned? Can we apply these lessons in the future?

A scary word. A negative word. A constant fact of life. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a phenomenon experienced in high fidelity over the last 18 months!

We bring you perspectives from the sports industry, food industry, higher education and a family business. We bring you perspectives on what the new generation entering the workforce sees as a differentiator in their undergraduate experience that makes them a better leader today. We also bring you highlights from “Future of Leadership: 2021,” an annual survey focused on generating insight and foresight into the future of leadership from leaders of the future.

Thank you to all of you for your kind words of appreciation and encouragement on our inaugural issue. Over 55,000 of you received it, read it, or commented on it.

Thank you to all of you who have expressed interest in contributing to the future issues. We will continue to seek you out; our goal is to provide the most relevant content each time, every time.

As we said last time, 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 dialog on the topic of leadership, and build a community of leaders who see more effective leadership as a prerequisite to building a better world.

The act of leading. The qualities of a leader. The demonstration of a behavior. A constantly changing role in times of disruption?

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We are looking at a new beginning. In parts of the world, we seem to have turned the corner on the current disruption brought upon us by COVID-19, but we will feel the after effects for some time to come. We will experience new disruptions. However, we know we can overcome any disruption. We can lead, better. We are In the Lead!


Until next time!

Ruchin, Bryan and Steve

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.

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