Getting Ready for Tomorrow: A Conversation with Tony Vlahos

Even in ordinary times leaders are stressed. They are tasked with keeping employees motivated and focused, meeting organizational goals and a host of other responsibilities. That was before COVID-19.

Now, the challenges have only increased.

But as ExecuNet’s CMO told Dave Summers in an interview, “The structure doesn’t really change. The playing field might have changed, but the mission remains the same. If everyone understands what that is and they are excited about it, you just find ways to push forward creatively and get it done.”

ExecuNet is the inside place for executives to privately figure stuff out. –Tony Vlahos, ExecuNet Chief Marketing Officer

Getting things done was a theme of their talk. No matter the times, the crisis we’re faced with, there is business that needs to be attended to. How it gets done is open for discussion and can vary from company to company. Tony believes leaders must make some changes to their leadership styles to be successful in our present situation. Tony shares his views on the role of culture, the importance of decisiveness and the power of choice for leaders in these strange times.

To wrap up the interview, Dave asked Tony what he hopes people do not forget when the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us. Tony’s answer was powerful and touching. You will want to listen for the message he has for brands to take from this pandemic.

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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