Warren Rustand

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Warren Rustand is an entrepreneur, corporate leader, and the author of The Leader Within Us: Mindset, Principles, and Tools for a LIFE BY DESIGN. Selected as a White House Fellow in 1973, he was a special assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and co-led the first-ever executive-level trade mission to the Soviet Union. Rustand served as Appointments and Cabinet Secretary to President Gerald Ford. A former academic All-American basketball player at the University of Arizona, Rustand has been the CEO of six companies and has served on the board of directors of more than 50 for-profit or not-for-profit organizations. Rustand is an author, educator, and well-known speaker and for 30 years led a public policy-private sector conference in Washington D.C. for CEOs.

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  • "To discern and discover our purpose is to give greater meaning and commitment to our lives. This is so important for individuals, families, and businesses."

  • "Learning to be productive is about learning to stop being busy. Separate the important from the urgent and tackle those tasks first."

  • “As leaders, we are going to be challenged more and more often to deal with various crises. We need to be very thoughtful about the way we’re going to lead through them."

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