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Engaging Leaders: A Leadership Maryland Podcast


Jun 17, 2021

In this episode, Sean Looney ‘96, vice president of state government affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal, joins hosts Eric Brotman ‘09, and guest host Eliot Pfanstiehl (LM) for a discussion about the qualities that separate average leaders from outstanding ones. Sean explains why true leaders are defined by their ability to adapt to circumstances, ask questions, and engage in uncomfortable conversations.

Covered during the episode:

  • The traits of effective leadership during COVID-19
  • How to spot an average leader vs. an outstanding leader
  • The importance of asking questions and engaging in open dialogue to reach your destination
  • Integrity and toxicity in politics
  • The impact of the media on leadership
  • The power of community engagement and collaboration—why it’s beneficial to encourage people to become engaged with the public policy process