Here's the latest issue of Columbus CEO, just as it appears in print.

As we put the April issue of Columbus CEO to bed from a makeshift work-from-home setup the week of March 16, the magazine's remote team produced an astounding level of work, given the circumstances. I'm glad to be able to share it with you here. 

We're facing a global pandemic and probably a deep recession. We're covering it live on the web. And the message in the magazine this month is timeless: Leadership is crucial. Strong leaders are needed now more than ever. Our society's—and an organization's—ability to succeed depends on how well leaders build trust and confidence in their vision of the future—something most definitely not happening in national politics right now. 

In Columbus, new leaders are being named every week. These up-and-comers have the advantage of "fresh eyes," as Alex Shumate puts it. The managing partner of Squire Patton Boggs is excited about the next generation, including at his firm, where attorney Traci Martinez will become managing partner Jan. 1. She's joined by Jonathan Moody at Moody Nolan, who this year was named CEO as his father, founder Curtis Moody, continues in a chairman role. A similar transition is playing out at MedVet. You can learn more about how these firms pulled off successful changes at the top in this month's cover feature. 

The rest of the issue is dedicated to leadership, too:

Leading through crisis: Michelle Brandt, Brandt-Roberts Galleries Advice for new leaders from new leaders Inside YPO and Vistage  Guide to women's leadership groups The innovative endeavor to develop more African American leaders

Happy reading. 

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