In May 2020, as protests raged around the United States following the murder of George Floyd, Ghian Foreman found himself in the middle of a tense confrontation between demonstrators and police. The president and CEO of the Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative and the president of the Chicago Police Board, Foreman hoped to be a neutral arbiter who could defuse the situation. Nonetheless, he was struck by a member of the police.

On this episode of "One Leader, One Story, One Lesson," hosted by Chicago Booth's Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership, Foreman explains how he reacted to being hit, and how that reaction helped him de-escalate the situation rather than allowing it to continue to spiral.

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