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.

Social Channels:

Jon Mertz's Articles

How Should Change Leadership and Common Good Intersect?

Change leadership and common good need a tight intersection. Both are about good ethics, dignity, and corporate citizenship.

Read More

More than One Way to Organize a Business

More than one way to organize a business exists yet many stay traditional. With an emphasis on employee and community engagement, time for a new model?

Read More

Unfreeze Congruence for Better Team Performance

Unfreeze congruence for better team performance. It seems odd, yet congruence erodes team performance over time. Time to be incongruent!

Read More

Closing the Gaps: What Future Generations Will Spend Time Doing

Closing the gaps is a leadership responsibility. With the lack of current leadership to solve problems, future generations will spend time closing gaps.

Read More

A Blockbuster Community: Generational Changes

What makes a blockbuster community? We can find some answers in the generational changes and within the last Blockbuster store.

Read More

Generational Risk: Entitlement (But Not Where You Expect)

The greatest generational risk is generational entitlement, and it is not where you think. It is not on Millennials or Gen Z.

Read More

The Law of the First Step

The Law of the First Step is what launches our creativity and innovative ideas into results and meaning in our lives and work.

Read More

For the Love of Leadership

For the love of leadership. Is it superficial? Does your love of leadership embrace learning and betterment? Renew your love of leadership.

Read More

A Leader’s Obligation to the Middle

A leader’s obligation to the middle needs renewal. Middle managers, middle class, and compromise are vital elements in business and society.

Read More

More than Generational Shifts for Millennials and Generation Z

Generational shifts are underway, and Millennials and Generation Z are leading with an openness and problem solving mindset.

Read More

Keep Big Things Small

Too many big things overwhelm and sidetrack us. It is time to keep big things small and do what matters most in our life and work.

Read More

We Need a Little Courage

This season reminds us that we need a little courage now.

Read More