Stephen Tang: Author, Speaker, Thought Leader, and Former President & CEO and Chairman, OraSure Technologies, Inc.

“ When we have the will, we have the power to rise above and create something beautiful and powerful from the ashes. We are each the hero of our own story. Our time is now- let’s write the next chapter of the next normal—together.”

My Book: A Test for Our Time

Almost every day we hear stories about people who have accomplished extraordinary things in their lives. What we may not realize is how often these people started out in mundane ways, seeming unlikely to succeed. When we think of heroes, we typically think of “first responders”—the police, firefighters, and medical professionals, who put their lives on the line. But during the pandemic, there were also heroes on the front lines of innovation, working fast and furious to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.

A Test for Our Time is the unlikely and improbable story of OraSure Technologies Inc., the small and pioneering company that created the acclaimed InteliSwab® Rapid COVID-19 Test—the “easiest to use” test of its kind and the “#1 Standout Product” to hit drugstore shelves in 2021. InteliSwab® is truly a test for our time!

My Blog

Monday Morning Motivations

Change is Permanent. So What Do We Do?

I used to think that things were meant to be permanent and change was just temporary. Now I know that change is permanent and things are temporary. Then came three years of the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stark reminder of the impermanence of life and how quickly things can change. We have … Read more

What’s Your Story?

I’m often asked what inspired me to write my book, “A Test for Our Time: Crisis Leadership in the Next Normal”. When it comes down to it, I wanted to share a message of hope and optimism; that even when we face tough challenges, there is still joy and human goodness to be found. As … Read more
Monday Morning Motivations

Beyond “Pity City” to Wholehearted Leadership

It’s time to think about the type of leader you want to be. Recently, a CEO went viral for all the wrong reasons. During an online Q&A session with her employees, she made a comment about “Pity City” that was viewed as insensitive and dismissive. Let this be a cautionary tale to us all: Wholehearted … Read more