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Leading During Challenging Times
Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) retired from the Army in June 2019 after serving on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard for just over 40 years. John has had wide-ranging leadership experiences and has led during challenging times in the military and in his civilian life. John will share stories, insights and lessons about the challenging leadership experiences he had including his time as a brigade commander in Ramadi, Iraq during the most violent peak of the insurgency in 2005 and 2006. He will also discuss his unique leadership experience as he embarked on a bicycle adventure across the USA in 1983 with his wife and 15-month-old baby which covered over 4,000 miles and took three months.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) is a much sought-after public speaker and leadership seminar facilitator. He is the author of the book, “The Ride of Our Lives, Lessons on Life, Leadership, and Love.”
John retired from the Army in 2019 after 40 years of service on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a decorated combat Veteran and as a brigade commander he led over 5,000 American Soldiers and Marines in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He also commanded the 28th Infantry Division from 2012 to 2016 and served as a Deputy Commanding General for US Army Europe, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2016 to 2019.
In the civilian sector John worked as a management consultant for Greencastle Associates Consulting where he led diverse teams implementing large, complex projects. Currently he is the CEO of Leader Grove, LLC, a leadership consulting firm. You could find out more about John on his website, JohnGronski.com
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