Opening Keynote Speaker -- Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)
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CONTENT EXPIRES: December 31, 2022
An engaged leader and a solid practitioner of hands-on crisis management, Commander Kirk Lippold has become a go-to global security expert for major news networks. The former Commander of the USS Cole demonstrates for audiences what he sees as the foundation of team success and time-critical decisions based on integrity. At a time when everything we have come to know is being reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, Commander Lippold reveals how to lead teams and manage challenges successfully in the face of financial, national security, and global uncertainties.
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.)was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicideterrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen on October 12, 2000 .During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving theAmerican war ship from sinking. This event is widely recognized as one of themost brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.
Today, Commander Lippold is apopular inspirational figure and leadership speaker who is in high demand withFortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions, and top industryassociations. And at a time when everything we’ve come to know is beingreshaped by the coronavirus pandemic, Commander Lippold reveals how to leadteams and manage challenges successfully in the face of financial, nationalsecurity, and global uncertainties.
A compelling storyteller, CDRLippold draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies helearned and applied to instill integrity into his team members and mitigatecrises throughout his naval career. With takeaways for organizations onassessing their own successes and failures to prepare for what the future mayhold, his lessons learned can make the difference when it matters most.