05 May The 2017-2018 Leadership Development Program Begins

The new LDP session kicked off on Friday, April 28 and it was a jam-packed session. We started off with introductory remarks from Matt Dean. Matt noted the overwhelming number of LDP members in leadership positions in the firm. He challenged the group to continue the trend of not having to make external hires for leadership roles. Leigh Valudes followed up with an overview of the program, including our leadership arc (leading yourself, leading the team, and leading strategy and vision). The group then took turns introducing themselves and challenging each other with “Two Truths and a Lie.” Not as easy as it sounds with this crew!

Lunch was from Super Chicken (big hit!) and followed by a conversation with Ray Carney. Ray, an original LDP facilitator discussed his background, leadership from his perspective, and then spent some time on his role as the commercial sector portfolio lead and the operations leader.

Ray was followed by Steve Genn who gave out the results of the group’s Myers-Briggs assessments. He discussed the history and origins of Myers-Briggs. We worked through some exercises to help fully understand the different personality traits and pairings. Ultimately, we hope to become more self-aware based on this information and able to apply this outside of LDP.

We’re off to a great start. Next month is our introduction to the Clearing and The Primes!  Should be an enlightening session.

Steve Genn

Mr. Genn leads client delivery and portfolio growth at the Departments of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs (VA). He is accountable for the team’s professional growth and development, client satisfaction and the portfolio’s P&L. He co-developed and facilitates Markon’s Leadership Development Program. Prior to Markon, Mr. Genn supported Booz-Allen, West Hudson/Cardinal Health, Arthur Andersen, SRA/Touchstone and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He served clients across the Intelligence Community, DoD, federal civilian, and commercial healthcare markets. Mr. Genn received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a BA from Louisiana State University, where he was commissioned through Air Force ROTC. His military career includes service as an active duty Air Force Air Battle Manager, during which he flew missions in Desert Storm. He retired as a Colonel from the Air Force Reserves. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential and is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner.