The aim of the Bloomberg Leadership series is to foster personal and professional leadership skills among all students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As the top School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School attracts hundreds of future leaders each year who will go on to save the lives of people worldwide—millions at a time.
The Bloomberg Leadership Series consists of a series of School-wide speakers from diverse fields and backgrounds to address various aspects of leadership. The Series is made possible thanks to the support of Dean Michael J. Klag, the Bloomberg Leadership Series Faculty Director, Bill Ward and our speakers who generously share their time with the School.
NASA astronaut and orthopedic surgeon Robert Satcher told students and staff about what he learned from his grueling spaceflight training—and how the medical community could benefit from the more assertive leadership culture of the military and corporate worlds.
Author and management guru Tom Peters stressed the power of personal diplomacy, reminding his audience that brilliant research alone isn’t enough. “What you do for a living is political,” he insisted. “You don’t accomplish a damn thing in this world unless you’re a fabulous salesperson.”
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell drew a packed house, giving a four-star general’s perspective on leadership. “I’ve never been in a good outfit that didn’t have standards that caused everybody to complain,” he said. “They shouldn’t be impossible, but high enough so that everybody has to reach and do more than they think they’re capable of.”
Please contact Christina Pham Linhoff, Director of Special Programs and Projects, 410-502-0687.