We are grateful for Andrew Taggart’s contribution to this year’s Global Solutions Forum. Throughout the first day of this international event, thoughtful presentations fueled deep discussions on the nature of ethical leadership. Ideas abounded. Indeed, the armchair pundits were comfortable, much too at ease for the intended purpose of our two day event. Our selection of Andrew to be day one’s “closer,” could not have been more effective, more perfect. Knowing Andrew’s interest and acuity in translating philosophical - sometimes idealistic - thinking into practical, ethical action, we asked him to present by “thinking aloud,” inspired by the day’s speakers and panel discussions. I watched the audience grin, nod, jot notes, and wipe away tears as Andrew weaved a world view out of personal story-telling, ancient wisdom, and the potential of each individual in the rapt audience. The Forum had many moving parts; it was Andrew who gave it cohesive meaning.
Robert A. Bandani, Executive Director, Shoulder-to-Shoulder
Since 2017, I've given public talks at, among other venues, KPMG, Big Think, TEDx (x 2), The Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (x 2), Global Solutions Forum, and Applied Brilliance. In these talks, I invite listeners to climb out of basic, often invisible assumptions we have unwittingly lived by in order, from this higher vantage point, to think more deeply about how we conduct ourselves.
Topics include Total Work, Wise Leadership, Psychotechnologies of Self-Transformation, and the Human Signficance of AI, among others.