New Thinking for Today's Leader: Contemporary Perspectives on Motivation
The central theme of our 2010 Roundtable meetings and Conference is " New Thinking for Today's Leader ". Drawing upon contemporary research and current case studies, the year's meetings are focusing on how leaders, at all levels, think -- or should think -- when they confront situations of complexity and uncertainty, especially with regard to decision-making, crises, strategy formulation, change and transformation.
The February Roundtable meeting began our exploration of this theme with the topic Communicating and Gaining Acceptance for New Ideas . We dealt with the (greater than expected) challenge of proposing and gaining acceptance for new ideas, a crucial first step in leadership. The meeting concluded with a brief exposition of some tactics for gaining acceptance for new ideas, in light of the new understanding. As there was insufficient time for much discussion of tactics, the April meeting will begin with a half-hour recap of what was covered in February, including a fuller discussion of people's experiences with techniques for gaining acceptance for new ideas.
Following this, the April meeting will extend the "new thinking" theme with an exploration of Contemporary Perspectives on Motivation . We will again benefit from the able facilitation of Tony Le Storti. As always, we will aim for participants to leave with ideas for specific techniques they can put to immediate use. Please note that attendees at the April meeting will gain full benefit, whether or not they attended the February meeting.
ISO is kindly hosting lunch from 11:30-12:30. The Roundtable session will be held from 12:30 - 4:00 PM. Please register with Sharen Glennon ( Sharen.Glennon@stevens.edu or 201-216-5381).