New Thinking for Today’s Leaders: Connecting Some Dots
The July 29 meeting will advance our exploration of the HSATM theme for 2010, “New Thinking for Today’s Leaders.” Based upon contemporary research and current case studies, we have been investigating how leaders, at all levels, should be thinking when they confront situations of complexity.
Earlier Roundtable meetings, and the June Conference, have considered how enrolling the minds and hearts of today’s professionals—each with their own thinking style and worldview—is a much more complex challenge than the traditional command-and-control model of leadership recognized. We also have seen how the traditional model and instruments of motivation can not only be ineffective, but can actually be counterproductive in today’s knowledge economy. We have shared techniques based on the “organizational whole brain model” for gaining acceptance and approval of new ideas, as well as techniques for how to engage, and engage with, our colleagues. These techniques can be reviewed here
The July Roundtable meeting, facilitated by HSATM Associate Tony Le Storti, will begin to connect and make greater sense of the important concepts and tools we have been exploring. The meeting will provide a forum for linking and synthesizing key lessons from the previous 2010 Roundtables and the annual Conference, and will advance our understanding of the new challenges of leadership at every level of the organization. All participants—whether you have attended any of the previous 2010 meetings or not—will benefit from seeing how connecting the separate concepts of motivation, thinking styles and systems thinking provides new insights into change management and organizational transformation. Attendees will also acquire a fresh perspective on the sources of competitive advantage, high performance and cross-cultural success.
A networking lunch will be available from 11:30-12:30. The Roundtable session will be held from 12:30 – 4:00 PM. Dress code is business casual. Please register with Sharen Glennon (Sharen.Glennon@stevens.edu or 201-216-5381).