2016 LEAD Speaker: Adm. Michael Mullen

Adm. Michael Mullen addressed the responsibilities he faced as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Adm. Michael Mullen addressed the responsibilities he faced as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Adm. (ret.) Michael Mullen (USNA '68) gave a talk entitled "Leadership in the 21st Century: Responsibility Requires Accountability.” Mullen’s distinguished career includes serving as the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest rank in the U.S. Armed Forces, from October 2007 through September 2011. Following the event, Mullen met guests at a wine and cheese reception.


LEAD Recap 2016

Speaker Urges Future Decision-Makers to Take Assessed Risks

Adm. (ret.) Michael Mullen spoke about two different leadership styles: one that shies away from risks and plays things safely, and the other embracing risks, albeit assessed risks. He chose the latter and found risk-taking exciting.