What distinguishes Pru from other respected leadership speakers is a background in both theory and leadership practice. She engages participants in the questions, not just her answers about leadership effectiveness, and the results resonate.
Pru’s book, “Terrorism, Betrayal, and Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings” introduces the leadership lessons she learned from a genocide, a bombing, and a life she served on the implementation end of foreign policy decisions made in Washington.
She goes beyond those in her presentations to engage participants to consider their own challenges around management and leadership, tension between the two (management vs. leadership), and taking care of people these days.
Sample Leadership Speech Topics
- S.M.A.R.T. Leadership: Strategic. Moral. Achievable. Reliable. Transformative.
- Leading with Integrity and Inclusion
- Dissent and Leadership: Doing Things Right vs. Doing the Right Thing
- Practicing Leadership in a Washington Interagency Context
- Using Leadership to Make a Difference
- Transformational or Transactional Leadership – What Works?
Who will benefit from these leadership presentations
- Senior executives in government
- Senior executives in non-profit organizations
- Senior executives in for-profit organizations
- Federal and national security executives
Senior executives in government and both non-profit and for-profit organizations will benefit equally from considering whether they are spending their time managing or leading, what it means to take care of people, and how to approach the tension between “doing things right” and “doing the right thing.”
Federal and national security executives particularly will appreciate the real-life context of the discussion, which draws on candid observations having confronted the effects of the Rwanda genocide and the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks from the position of a senior government official.
Audience members come away with
- Goal #1: Know what effective leadership can look like to those who are affected by it.
- Goal #2: Actions to take to practice leadership effectively in one’s own context.
- Goal #3: Appreciate the tension between “doing things right” and “doing the right thing” and the impact of choices made.