Randall Larsen

Leadership During Troubled Times


Colleges and Universities, Healthcare/Medical


Healthcare, Inspirational, International Affairs, Leadership, Management, Medical/Dental

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The economic crisis, the housing crisis, the health care crisis, the environmental crisis, two overseas wars, the ever-present threat of new attacks on the American homeland—there is no question that we live in uncertain and troubling times.  This is a time when visionary leaders can mean the difference between success and failure.

Drawing on decades of executive leadership experience, Larsen has provided valuable lessons learned to millions of people via keynote speeches, radio programs and national television.  A recent keynote, “Lessons learned from A Good War”, was top-billed in Vital Speeches of the Day.  This speech was based on the screenplay Larsen co-wrote and is now co-producing about the inspirational leadership that resulted in one of the greatest scientific and humanitarian achievements of all time--the eradication of smallpox.

Client Comments:

“Your presentation received 78 critiques. On a scale of 1-10, 60 of our members rated you either 9 or 10. Your average score was 9.1 (extraordinary).”
—Steve Muck, Education Chair, Young President's Association 5-Star Encounter, Pebble Beach, CA

“You were by far the hit of the conference and what everyone was talking about last night as well as this morning. Thanks!”
—Larry Clifton, CACI, Senior Vice President ($2.6 billion corporation)

Randall Larsen, who garnered national recognition as an expert in homeland security following 9/11, has dedicated a career spanning nearly 40 years to identifying and mastering the skills necessary to superlative leadership.  With extensive experience in the military, corporate, and academic communities, Larsen has a unique perspective on the challenges today's leaders face.  He will educate, entertain, and inspire you as he talks about leadership during troubled times and the necessity of building more resilient organizations.

Randall Larsen's leadership resume:

  • Vice President and corporate officer (1 of only 5) of a 400-person consulting firm, 2000–2003
  • US Air Force colonel and former commander of America's VIP fleet of aircraft at Andrews AFB, Maryland, 1996–1998
  • Executive Director of the bipartisan Congressional Commission on Weapons of Mass Destructive Proliferation and Terrorism, 2009
  • Founder & CEO Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center (also serves as a board member along with former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Jim Talent (R-MO) 2010-2011
  • National Security Advisor, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2004–present
  • Department chair and professor of strategy at the National Defense University, 1998–2000

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