Special Encore Show – The Eye of the Storm: Leadership During Crises – with guest Jeff Buchanan

Our world is becoming increasingly “VUCA”—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous — every day. 

The leaders who understand and prepare for changes in their environment and who fight to learn will be the ones who excel, while those who ignore these evolutions are doomed to mediocrity or failure.

So, are you ready to excel?

My guest Jeff Buchanan as a lieutenant general, commanded the US Army North (Fifth Army), and after a 37-year Army career, retired from active duty in September 2019.  He expertly led both Soldiers and civilians in complex combat and humanitarian operations all around the world.  Jeff has appeared on numerous national and international television shows on all the major US networks (CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CSPAN).  He has been interviewed and quoted in more than 50 newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and USA Today. AP, AFP, Reuters, the BBC, and Al Jazeera have all sought his expertise and quoted him. 

Join us for this special encore episode as we explore leading in the eye of the storm with a special  guest whose great experience, wisdom and humility brings great clarity and insight.

This Special Encore episode will be airing again on 24th February 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Jeff Buchanan:

As a lieutenant general, Jeff Buchanan commanded US Army North (Fifth Army), and after a 37-year Army career, retired from active duty in September 2019.  He expertly led both Soldiers and civilians in complex combat and humanitarian operations all around the world.  Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from the US Military Academy.  He was selected as the distinguished honor graduate of a year-long international security fellowship at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in Switzerland. 

Jeff is passionate about leadership development and has led more than 40 virtual and in-person workshops and taught more than 3500 participants since the COVID 19 pandemic began.

 Jeff has appeared on numerous national and international television shows on all the major US networks (CNN, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, CSPAN).  He has been interviewed and quoted in more than 50 newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and USA Today. AP, AFP, Reuters, the BBC, and Al Jazeera have all sought his expertise and quoted him.  Jeff is currently active writing twice-weekly posts regarding his insights about leadership on LinkedIn and his first two posts already have more than 40,000 views.

This Special Encore episode will be airing again on 24th February 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This Special Encore episode will be airing again on 24th February 2023 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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