Cannon Releases Leadership Podcast

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Cannon Financial Institute extends its Thought Leadership footprint through a new podcast series focused on surfacing stories of leadership, insight and perspective from the ranks of unsung leaders across diverse industries. The objective of this podcast is to elicit wisdom and guidance from which listeners can draw on to navigate their own challenges and objectives.

Cannon Financial Institute announces the launch of a new podcast series singularly focused on surfacing leadership stories, insights, and perspectives from top thought leaders across diverse industries. Executive Chairman, Phil Buchanan, has been the creative force driving this new series, hosting several 20-minute podcasts each month with highly successful leaders.

In a recent interview with Cannon Financial Institute’s Marketing Director, Cindy Hooper, Buchanan comments, “There are many widely recognized stories of leaders: the Sandy Weills of the world, the Jamie Dimons of the world, some of the great military leaders; but there are countless more untold stories of fantastic leaders that can provide insights to me, and more importantly, to others... I am motivated to hear their stories and surface them. As an industry influencer, Cannon has the responsibility to be a medium through which aspiring leaders can gain access to insights from those who have already experienced what it takes to be a great leader."

As Buchanan continues to outline his motivation for the series, he asserts: “Over the last two to three years as I’ve talked with different leaders within the industry, the concept of leadership has constantly come up; and arguably, there is a thesis out there that our business schools do a fantastic job of producing great managers, they are doing a great job of producing excellent entrepreneurs, but it is tough to produce great leaders.” Buchanan along with other industry executives hypothesize that great leaders are guided to success in two ways: through the counsel of great mentors and/or through defining inflection points in their career path. By inviting top leaders to share their narratives and insights with Cannon Curve listeners, Cannon aims to serve as a sort of abstract mentor from which future leaders can draw knowledge and guidance.

About Cannon:
Founded in 1961, Cannon ( shares their clients’ belief that everyone deserves sound advice and exceptional service. Cannon is recognized as a leading global consulting and professional development firm serving the financial services industry. Cannon’s offerings include industry-forward instruction in personal trust, corporate trust, sales, relationship and practice management, retirement planning, operations, risk management, audit and compliance and investment experience. Cannon’s tailored consulting and blended learning solutions help organizations understand and act on change.

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