Paul Pagnato Presents Transparency® in Leadership at Harvard

Paul Pagnato Prepares Harvard Students for Transparency® in Leadership


Paul Pagnato, Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset,  presented Transparency in Leadership to an enthusiastic Harvard Summer School class of business professionals. Together with Professor John Paul Rollert, the leadership topic focused squarely on failure, perseverance and Transparency® as a recipe for success.

"To grow exponentially, failure and risk must be acceptable and experimentation is key to innovation," Paul Pagnato said. "To be an effective leader, you have to empower others to make important decisions. Inspire. Motivate. Coach. Educate. Provide Personal Transparency®. Share your Focus 3 and be all in."

Paul is passionate about education and founded the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a purpose to positively impact one million students. He is a guest speaker in business school courses at Georgetown, Stanford University and Harvard. In addition, he has partnered with Barron's In Education to sponsor programs at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Penn State, William & Mary, George Mason, University of Georgia, University of Texas and Florida Atlantic University.

"Paul Pagnato had a really good ethos to share with the class, as well as some great career advice on failure," expressed a Harvard student. "Here is someone who has demonstrated a history of putting others above himself. While I believe his radical candor is as intrinsic to him as Biology, an altruistic money manager almost defies conventional wisdom."

Paul Pagnato is Founder PagnatoKarp and Co-Chairman Cresset, and a top financial advisor with more than 28 years of industry leadership. Paul is ranked #1 in N. Virginia on Forbes Top Wealth Advisors and #2 in Virginia on Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors lists. Paul is Founder of the TrueFiduciary® Institute, a non-profit with a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) of positively impacting one million lives through digital education. He is also author of the book Transparency Wave: Exponential Changes That Will Transform Our World.

John Paul Rollert is an adjunct professor of behavioral science at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and since 2005 has taught courses in leadership, ethics, and politics at Harvard. A graduate of Harvard College, Rollert earned his JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. 

John Paul Rollert's teaching and research focus on the intellectual history of capitalism, the ethics of leadership, and the application of empathy to law, business, and politics. Rollert has been published in The Business and Society Review, The Journal of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Raritan, Common Knowledge, Critical Inquiry, and the Yale Law Journal Online.

In addition to his academic work, he frequently writes on business, law, and politics for a variety of popular publications. He writes the In-House Ethicist, a featured column for the Chicago Booth Review, and his work has been featured in The New Republic, Harper's, Politico, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, Slate, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. For writing featured in The Atlantic, he was recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in its 2017 Best in Business Competition. He is currently writing a book on his experience working on the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential Campaign.

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