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The Critical Victories webcast streams every Wednesday morning at 8am on YouTube or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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Critical Victories is the official webcast of John M. Collins, an executive coach specializing in working with leaders and professionals in positions of high public trust – clients having a significant impact on our quality of life. Through the lens of current events, John advocates for executive leadership practices that build the trust and confidence we all hope to have in our public and private institutions – including the press, corporations, government agencies, law enforcement, criminal justice, healthcare, and elective office. The Critical Victories webcast airs each Wednesday at 8am.

0031 - It's Worse Than Racism

Asian and Jewish Americans are the most recent targets of harassing and violent behaviors.  John Collins explains why it’s more than just racism.

0030 - 6 Keys to Late-Career Relevance

The average age of employees in the workforce is steadily climbing.  Instead of older age undercutting the value of professionals in the later stages of their careers, attention should be paid to strategies that make them more valuable than ever!

0029 - When Federal Feet Step on State Toes

Dr. Rochelle Walensky and the CDC face harsh criticisms for how the public health agency announced modifications to its existing COVID mitigation guidelines.

0028 - Mental Illness in Positions of Public Trust

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently estimated that some 40% of us are struggling with mental health issues due to the pandemic.  It could be you, a friend or family member, or a member of your team or organization.  There is only one way to approach the problem of mental illness, and I’m going to tell you what it is.

0027 - Legitimacy of Nations and Their Leaders

Can democracies compete with autocracies in the 21st century?  Yes they can, and John explains why in this important episode following President Biden’s first address to a joint session of congress.

0026 - When Executives Lose Touch with Customers

As bureaucracies grow, executive decision-makers can become distanced from the customers they’re supposed to serve.  And if those executives have a knack for distrusting or micromanaging their teams, we’ll see some all-too-common symptoms of what might be described as organizational dysfunction – and could EVEN be the beginning of the organization’s downfall.  I’ll share some executive coaching perspectives that I hope will help you and your team.

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