Jon Mertz

Jon Mertz is one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business and highlighted as one of the Leaders to Watch in 2015 by the American Management Association. He also is the author of
Activate Leadership: Aspen Truths to Empower Millennial Leaders.
Jon has a background as a farmer’s son in his formative years, a political appointee during his 20s, and a marketing and business development leader over the past twenty plus years. His work has been in large and entrepreneurial companies like Deloitte, IBM, QuickArrow, and Corepoint Health.

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Generations: Leading Younger and Older

Generations are just a reminder that we need to embrace leading younger and older. A leadership point too often missed in business.

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Where Does the Initiative Come from Within You?

Where does the initiative come from within you? A question that centers you in the work you do, remembering purpose and meaning in work.

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From Red and Blue Companies to a Better Future: A Business Leader Calling

A new business leader calling is here. Solving problems and challenging us to think better about issues and people is a start to better society.

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Business Leader Activism: Are You Ready to Do Good for Business and Society?

Business leader activism is present, and CEOs are aligning their actions to do good for business and society. A new model to lead.

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Our Loss of Reason(ing)

Our time is here to reason again and renew our reason. Our loss of reasoning and reason hurts our society and workplace. Time to reason again.

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The New Literacy Requirements for Better Personal Leadership

New literacy requirements are upon us to advance our personal leadership. New literacy centers on media, society, and culture.

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Be Informed: Essential Business, Financial, and Economic Sites

Be informed. An important responsibility for business leaders and good citizenship. A few business, financial, and economic sites to begin.

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Business Rights and Responsibilities: A New Corporate Citizenship Model

Business rights and responsibilities – they have both. A new corporate citizenship model highlights the shift needed. Are you ready to activate?

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What Should Marc Benioff Do with the Employee Petition?

Marc Benioff received an employee petition signed by 650 employees requesting Salesforce end a governement contract. Immigration is the issue. What now?

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Maximizing Collaborative Value Instead of Maximizing Shareholder Value

Maximizing collaborative value needs to replace maximizing shareholder value. A singular focus on shareholders displaces the greater purpose of a business.

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Personal Branding is Over. Start Anew with a Societal Brand.

Personal branding has walled us off. Personal branding needs to end. In its place, we need to develop our societal brand. Our character depends on it.

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How Personal Brand and Shareholder Value Led Us to Selfishness

The pursuit of personal brand and shareholder value have created a business world and society soaked in selfishness. Without accountability and a business and individual mindset shift, we will sink to greater chaos.

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