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Theme: Leadership and DEI

The business of people

How a study trip to Japan helped unlock true leadership


Practitioner Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 2 Location Code
9:30am-10:15am Hilton Cleveland Downtown ThS/46



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Join Jonathan Guy in a presentation about leading by serving and empowering others.


As you ascend the ladder into a leadership and development role, you realize that regardless of your profession, your primary focus becomes understanding and managing people effectively. This transition marks your entry into the business of people. But what does it really mean to be in the business of people? It means recognizing that leadership is not about authority and power -- it's about serving and empowering others.

Speaker Jonathan Guy had a profound experience during a recent trip to Japan that unlocked the true essence of being in the business of people and embracing servant leadership. Through five intense days of learning and reflection, he gained clarity in his approach to becoming a genuine leader. The trip exposed Guy to the unique Japanese culture, where respect, humility and a strong sense of community were deeply ingrained values.

Guy shares his story, hoping it motivates and encourages you to enhance your leadership skills and abilities. Embracing the business of people and adopting a servant leadership mindset can transform your approach to leadership.


Founded in 1911 by a vote of the people as a special purpose government, the Port of Seattle's mission is to promote economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.https://www.portseattle.org/


Jonathan Guy is a seasoned security professional with over 17 years of experience in the field, boasting a decade of leadership and development expertise. Over the past 15 years, Jonathan has honed his skills in the specialized realm of aviation security, where he currently holds the position of aviation security supervisor/coordinator at the Port of Seattle.

Throughout his career, Jonathan has proven to be a stalwart in the industry, demonstrating a commitment to safeguarding and improving security measures within the aviation sector. His extensive background in facilitation and personnel development has allowed him to play a pivotal role in cultivating skilled and motivated teams, driving the continuous enhancement of security protocols and procedures.