Truist Leadership Institute: Continuing A Long Tradition of Leadership Development

Six Decades of Experience Highlights Company’s Science-Based Approach to Honing Leadership Skills

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Truist Leadership Institute is the new name for The BB&T Leadership Institute, reflecting Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) new brand and unique commitment to building the next generation of leaders.  

“We believe deeply in the positive, meaningful effect that great leaders can have on the world around us,” said Truist Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King. “This is one of the most important ways we achieve our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Our unique, personal approach, grounded in the application of neuropsychology to human behavior and leadership impact, is proven to help Truist teammates; some of the top companies in the U.S.; and educators and students across the Southeast become better leaders.”

The institute offers programs in the areas of leadership, team performance,

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The Baddour Leadership Academy teaches UNC athletes skills for college and beyond

Johnson said the program strives to prepare athletes for lives outside of sports and give them the best chance to find success in the professional world. 

“These are fully transferable life skills that we’ve seen anecdotally that they’ve been able to use beyond Carolina,” she said.

Chase Jones, a former member of the UNC baseball team, said the program taught him leadership skills he hadn’t fully honed coming into college. 

He eventually grew into a pivotal voice on and off the field after fighting off a stage 4 brain cancer diagnosis during his first-year season at North Carolina. After graduating in 2011, he applied the tools given to him from the Leadership Academy to become an outspoken supporter of the fight against childhood cancer, starting the Vs. Cancer Foundation.

“I found that even after graduation, some of these lessons that I have been instilled with really took me a leg

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Leadership, Security, Communication: The Three COVID Coping Strategies For Education

Schools around the world adapting to the new realities that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Uncertainty is widespread as officials from K-12 through higher education work hard to keep students, educators, and staff safe, while providing the best possible learning environments.

There’s a lot of flux around how and where education will take place this fall and beyond. However,  one constant is that technology will play a central role in any and all eventual scenarios.

We reached out to technology influencers and experts to explore some of the challenges, options, and strategies under consideration for education IT decision-makers. With a focus on decisions around critical infrastructure components like data management, networking and security, we asked:

  • What are some strategies and tactics IT leaders in education should take to cope with this uncertainty?

A Time for Leadership

Our experts offered a diverse menu of ideas, but one theme stands out:

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Continuing A Long Tradition of Leadership Development

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Truist Leadership Institute is the new name for The BB&T Leadership Institute, reflecting Truist Financial Corporation’s (NYSE: TFC) new brand and unique commitment to building the next generation of leaders.  

“We believe deeply in the positive, meaningful effect that great leaders can have on the world around us,” said Truist Chairman and CEO Kelly S. King. “This is one of the most important ways we achieve our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Our unique, personal approach, grounded in the application of neuropsychology to human behavior and leadership impact, is proven to help Truist teammates; some of the top companies in the U.S.; and educators and students across the Southeast become better leaders.”

The institute offers programs in the areas of leadership, team performance, change management, talent strategy, and employee engagement. The institute also benefits communities by offering customized,

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What Are The Important Elements Of Leadership Development Programs?

FREMONT, CA: Every leader has common leadership challenges, but each leadership level has challenges unique to them. From a follower to leading others and further leading leaders requires enhanced skills and capabilities. Thus, leadership development programs are paramount for organizations. To enhance the talent of the employees, organizations need two things. First, a general development program applicable to all. Second, a tailored and targeted leadership program designed for the participant’s next place and role. Leadership programs must be devised with respect to the current skill and the desired capabilities to the employee to ensure all-round development.

The first step to develop emerging leaders is to identify them and increase their self-awareness, build relational skills with them, and focus on evidence-based leadership skills and develop their skills, which can help them manage others in the future. In an emerging leadership development program, an organization must include aspects such as self-assessment to

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Can leadership development be taught virtually? Initial doubts give way to upsides

As the pandemic drags on, the role of remote work, remote learning and even remote socializing grows more important. But can the same benefits of an in-person experience be had online? That’s what an Omaha-based leadership development academy for tech professionals is finding out.

Since the pandemic broke out in March, industries have quickly acclimated to online operations. Employers have sought new methods of developing professional training for future company leaders despite being relegated to working from home. 

The AIM Institute’s Tech Leadership Academies are well-established leadership development programs in the Greater Omaha area, offering specialized training for tech professionals and the opportunity to grow one’s network in the IT and business communities. But when the pandemic came along, these programs had to quickly pivot to a virtual format. 

The program offers two academies of leadership development to IT professionals: the Emerging Tech Leaders Academy, for IT professionals who

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The importance of leadership development skills in an Agile world

This article was written for our sponsor, Vaco.

Workplace culture is more than just a buzzword on job listings. In a professional world often plagued by stress, a positive workplace can lead to healthier employees, higher productivity, and extended employee tenures.

And now, with many companies navigating a more virtual workplace, a strong leader is more important than ever in establishing a positive company culture.

All leadership styles are different, and thus produce different results, but as the world and the technology in it continues to change and become more Agile, the workplace — and those who lead it — need to adopt an Agile mindset as well.

“I used to think that success was about me. It wasn’t that I was selfish or self-centered, but from a leadership point of view, I would pick project plans, I would drive technology decisions, I would tell people what to do,” said

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Two Fast Ways To Show Your Company That You Have Great Leadership Skills (Even If You Don’t Have A Leadership Title)

Every year, surveys of CEOs find that chief executives are deeply concerned about having a deep enough pool of talented leaders. And while that sounds bad, it actually represents a great opportunity for anyone who can demonstrate that they do, in fact, have the requisite leadership chops. 

The challenge, of course, is how to demonstrate one’s leadership acumen. If you’ve got profit-and-loss responsibility and you oversee the performance management systems in your area, it’s pretty straightforward to demonstrate leadership (i.e., make money and develop lots of high performers). But what if you’re more of a team leader? Or your responsibilities are cross-functional? What if you lack a management title?

There are a lot of potentially great leaders out there who lack the formal authority to implement all their fantastic leadership insights. But the good news is that there are some quick ways to show off your leadership skills, even

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Nashville District class culminates Leadership Development Program > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > Story Article View

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Sixteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the first level of the district’s Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.

Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, Nashville District commander, praised the graduates for their accomplishment, dedication and commitment to excellence to enrich themselves and the district.

Avichal thanked the group for moving forward with instruction during the period of COVID-19 and said personal growth is extremely important, and is a continual challenge for everyone.

“Different is okay,” said Avichal.  “You might be in a position that you may have to deal with a change like this and what you’re going to do is come back and think about this experience and you’ll move forward. You have proven that you have the potential. But now there is a change in that mental model of what

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DVIDS – News – Nashville District class culminates Leadership Development Program


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2020) – Sixteen employees with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District graduated today from the first level of the Leadership Development Program during a ceremony at the Scarritt Bennett Center.

Lt. Col. Sonny B. Avichal, Nashville District commander, praised the graduates for their accomplishment, dedication and commitment to excellence to enrich themselves and the district.

Avichal thanked the group for moving forward with instruction during the period of COVID-19 and said personal growth is extremely important, and is a continual challenge for everyone.

“Different is okay,” said Avichal. “You might be in a position that you may have to deal with a change like this and what you’re going to do is come back and think about this experience and you’ll move forward. “You have proven that you have the potential. But now there is a change in that mental

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