Tune in to SiriusXM Channel 132 on Friday mornings at 9:00 AM ET for Leadership In Action
Leadership in Action is a show intended for those in private, public, and non-profit organizations who seek to strengthen their leadership capabilities through exposure to both research evidence and practical experience. We see leadership as the act of making a positive difference in the world, for the world, and we will present research evidence, pragmatic concepts, and tangible illustrations of what is required to build and lead a team in any organization — and how that leadership can be strengthened in both oneself and throughout a firm’s ranks. Leadership in Action brings leaders from a wide array of organizations into the studio for engaging dialogue on how they have led, what they have learned, and what has made the greatest difference.
Leadership in Action is a live, call-in format that airs on Fridays, 9:00–10:00 AM, ET. This one-hour broadcast is hosted by Professor Mike Useem, Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management; Jeff Klein, Executive Director of the Wharton Leadership Program; and Dr. Anne M. Greenhalgh, Deputy Director of the Wharton Leadership Program. It is broadcast live from the Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
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Jack Modzelewski is founder and president of JackKnifePR, a business communications consulting firm in Chicago. His extensive career in public relations, marketing, communications, and executive management included roles with global agencies. Most recently, he was president of FleishmanHillard, where he worked for more than 26 years in executive and international positions, including five years as president of Europe & Africa and nearly five as president of the Americas. Modzelewski has more than thirty-five years of experience with corporate and brand communications programs for a wide spectrum of big clients in the telecommunications, automotive, food service, technology, energy, financial, healthcare, and professional sports industries. He has worked with companies such as McDonald’s, AT&T, General Motors, Chase Bank, Baxter, Tribune, Monsanto, and Procter & Gamble. He also advised associations such as the Consumer Electronics Association and not-for-profits such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He has considerable first-hand experience in corporate and financial communications, mergers and organizational restructurings, issues management, and all means of strategic stakeholder outreach. He has assisted clients in 25 major crises, both domestic and international. One of Modzelewski’s past clients called him the “counsellor’s counsellor.” He has given speeches and written articles on subjects spanning leadership, international business, marketing and social media, and risk and crisis management. He’s attended five World Economic Forum (WEF) conferences in Davos and WEF meetings on five continents. He has been listed on PRWeek’s Global Power List and in 2015 was inducted in the Medill Hall of Achievement at Northwestern University. He is currently chairman of the board of the Better Government Association in Illinois, and also sits on the Medill board. Prior to his career in public relations and communications, he was a multi-media, award-winning journalist.