Technology is important, but people always get the deciding vote.

Meet Joe Bassani

Joseph (Joe) Bassani retired from the United States Army as a colonel after nearly 28 years of service. He is an expert in strategy development, leader development/coaching, strategic communication and organizational change management.

We often confuse authority with leadership, but the truth is that formal authority has little to do with actual leadership.  Anyone can be given authority – over a project, a team, or an organization. But not all managers and executives are leaders. As an Officer in the United States Army, Joe learned firsthand, in peacetime and in combat, the value of authenticity in leadership. He applied the same principles to his career as a business executive. Since then, he has coached and mentored teams and leaders to create their own lasting legacies.

Whether in times of adversity or growth, leaders are tested to live up to the standards they set for others. Through his workshops and seminars, Joe provides his clients with the insights and tools they need to become authentic and effective leaders who strive to always be who they say they are.

In the years following the attacks of 9/11, he led the Department of Defense effort to develop a family of interagency/intergovernmental homeland defense plans. His efforts led to the formation of the CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, an all-hazards response plan for the Washington DC Metropolitan area, a national pandemic preparation and response plan, as well as a number of sensitive, classified plans and programs.

Joe is a seasoned combat leader, having commanded at every level in the Army, from a platoon to brigade.

Technology is important, but people always get the deciding vote.

Outcomes matter

In his post-Army career, Joe worked in the banking industry as Senior Vice President for Operation and Chief Information Officer for a commercial bank in the Philadelphia area. He has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies in technology (software and hardware manufacturing sectors), upstream, unconventional oil and gas exploration, global electronics distribution and healthcare.

Joe holds a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University (Strategy), a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma (Communication) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (English) from Western New England University. He is a graduate of the Defense Information School and the National Defense University’s Joint Advanced Warfighting School. He also completed the Darden/SNL Executive Program in Bank Financial Leadership at The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

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