John M. Jennings, Chief Strategist and President at The St. Louis Trust Company, was a guest speaker for the Communication Excellence for Influential Leadership class at The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
Professor Leah Lorendo, Ph.D., expressed her thanks to John for generously giving his time to talk with two of her classes. She said John was “engaging” and “provided very valuable information to our students.” Professor Lorendo believes compelling, clear and engaging communication is the most important key to great leadership, which John demonstrated to both her classes.
The focus of the course is the practical application of leadership communication strategies expressed through the virtues of spirited leadership. Through a critical-thinking framework that includes content, listener analysis, objectives of a communicative exchange, and desired business outcomes, students will learn how to inspire, motivate, and influence listeners.