On Tuesday, May 5, ODNI Deputy Director Kevin Meiners joined INSA Chairman Tish Long for a virtual Coffee & Conversation discussion about leading in the intelligence community, specifically what makes it special, who does it well, and how can others emulate their examples. Among the lessons discussed were messages about being in the moment and taking care of yourself so that you can take care of the mission; building relationships and staying humble; knowing who your boss is and executing their plan; and, most importantly, in Kevin’s opinion, writing handwritten notes to people!
The conversation concluded with Kevin giving advice about career paths, the importance of security clearances, and getting out of your comfort zone to those younger students and professionals looking to get into the intelligence community. Kevin’s authentic and honest insights into passionate and effective leadership were truly impactful to the over 500 audience members that virtually attended.
Looking to hear Kevin's stories? Watch the program recording!