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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We Need a Little Courage

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

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“Stick It to the Man” – The Danger of Bystanders

Stick it to the man was an expression of protest against too much power or wrongdoing. Today, it is a meaningless chant for bystanders. Time to encourage upstanders!

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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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