CEO, Strategy Group
Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and a leading expert on Socially Conscious Leadership. He was the first African American in history elected to the South Carolina Legislature from his district early in his career. Anton is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (USC) where he played SEC football for the Gamecocks. He also earned a master’s degree in Social Work from USC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard. He is the bestselling author of The Audacity of Leadership and The Presidential Principles, and has been featured in TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR, and on Good Morning America.
Anton is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation earned by the top echelon of professional speakers and held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers. He has spent his life helping leaders build diverse, high-performing teams, and world-class workplace culture
Radical Recovery - How Great Leaders Come Back from Tough Times
Motivated and prepared teams with the right tools can not only survive a crisis, but they can also thrive in a crisis. Unfortunately, the best teams can quickly fall apart in turbulent times without a crisis leadership strategy. Global pandemics, racial and social unrest, economic calamity, and other catastrophic events are just a few potential crises that can devastate an organization. Not having the tools to respond can cost an organization everything. Loss of revenues, market share, brand positioning, plus a loss of talent and employee trust are the first things that can impact your organization in times of crisis.