Conversations With the Colonel: Lessons in Life, Leadership & Wisdom

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
You will learn how to make confident decisions under pressure, look forward to change within your workplace and build trust within your team.
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Imagine getting the opportunity to sit in your living room and have a conversation with The Colonel-a man who battled the physical loss of both engines on the left wing of his airplane during a night combat mission in Desert Storm and won; a man who has achieved insurmountable success as a sales leader and corporate executive and led his college basketball team to its highest ranking in history. Conversations with the Colonel puts you and your team front and center, up close and personal, with Lt. Colonel Kevin J. Sweeney. The Colonel discusses an authentic, ethical and realistic view of the attributes needed for successful performance under pressure.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Kevin Sweeney


Kevin Sweeney is a combat veteran having flown missions in both Viet Nam and Desert Storm. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. Kevin is the only pilot to have landed a plane successfully with the 2 engines ripped off the left wing during a night combat mission in Desert Storm. Recognized for providing, “the finest piece of airmanship to have occurred during the entire Gulf War,” by General Charles Horner, top commander of Allied Air Forces during the Gulf War, Kevin is also the recipient of the United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, a medal awarded to fewer than 1% of pilots. Featured in Reader's Digest and on the A&E channel, Kevin is also the author of 2 books, has held executive positions in sales and operations for a Fortune 50 corporation and serves as a university adjunct professor.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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