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What makes leaders effective in an environment that is rapidly changing, volatile, and unpredictable? And what makes those effective leaders get the most out of life?


There is a strange phenomenon in innovation and business growth. To make a splash in the marketplace, an entrepreneur or business must think outside the box, creating an innovative product or service that consumers demand but is not offered by existing companies. Yet, once that business finds success and cultivates a lucrative consumer base, the company is limited in how innovative it can continue to be. This is the “Legacy Trap.”


Melissa Guay


Master's candidate, Catholic University

Melissa Guay is a researcher for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Emerging Issues division. She is in the process of obtaining her Master’s of Science in Business Analysis from the Catholic University of America and she has a B.A. in political science with a concentration in international relations. She is from just outside of Frederick, Maryland.