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Connected Conversations: Leadership Agility in a Complex, Chaotic, and Global World

Connected Conversations: Leadership Agility in a Complex, Chaotic, and Global World

by Smith Family Business Initiative

Professional Professional Development

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Join the Smith Family Business Initiative as we host “Connected Conversations”, a bi-monthly webinar series that explores topics relevant to family business owners, members, advisors, students, and alumni. We invite you to join us as we navigate the current uncertainty in our global economy, and its impacts on family businesses. 

On April 1 from 12-1pm EDT, Greg McCann, Founder of McCann and Associates, will lead a discussion on "Leadership Agility in a Complex, Chaotic, and Global World." His topic will shed light on developing the family enterprise mindset. 

Leading a family enterprise is a complex and demanding role requiring an ever-increasing breadth of skills to helm successfully.  It necessitates the cultivation of a leadership practice that develops not only skills, credentials, and knowledge, but also capacity and agility. During times of change dexterity matters more than ever. Join Cornell Family Business Scholar Greg McCann in conversation as he shares how to grow self-awareness, hone the ability to insightfully understand others, identify the approach best suited for the circumstance, distill complex issues for multiple stakeholders, and create value from change. 

Please submit questions you would like Greg McCann to address in advance of the webinar to Hannah Barends at

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Greg McCann


McCann & Associates

As an author, educator, coach, consultant, and speaker, Greg McCann works with family enterprises in the areas of leadership, succession, communication, conflict resolution, and with a special emphasis on leadership. Greg has coached leaders, executives, and the rising gen for over 20 years and is certified in Leadership Agility and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

As a consultant McCann has helped numerous family enterprises transition to future generations.

As a speaker McCann addresses national trade associations, universities and family business forums on Leadership, Character, Generational Opportunities and Family Enterprise.

As a thought leader and author, McCann has published many valuable works on family enterprise. His most recent book, Who Do You Think You Are?is about aligning your character with your reputation. His previous book, When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks, deals with the challenges faced by the next generation in family business.

As a coach, McCann has worked with family enterprise leaders, executives, family office leaders, and members of the rising gen since 1998.

McCann, now retired after 27 years in academia, was founder and director of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University, where he led the effort to develop the nation’s second minor and first undergraduate major in Family Enterprise. He coached his students for over 17 years. He also was the EMBA Director and Cohort Coach.

McCann has served on the Board of Directors of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) (2005-2008). He was awarded the institution’s 2016 Interdisciplinary Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of interdisciplinary services to business families and the 2006 Barbara Hollander Award acknowledging him for a lifetime of achievement in family enterprise education. He is a FFI Fellow and is certified in Family Business and Family Wealth Advisingfrom FFI. He proudly serves on the InnerWill Board of Directors as well as the Cornell University’s Family Business Center Board of Advisors.

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Co-hosted with: MBAI, MBAII, One-Year MBA Program

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