Developing leaders has been a hot topic for as long as we’ve been covering the learning field. There’s a passion to really get it right prompted in part by the success of leaders such as Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the spectacular flame-outs of others such as Bob Diamond, the Barclay’s CEO who resigned in the wake of an interest-rate rigging scandal.
This month’s Learning Executive Briefing brings you two views of leadership development. Patrick Sweeney, president of Caliper, reflects on the qualities of two great leaders from the past – Dwight Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln – and their ability to balance seemingly contradictory ideas and situations, and to surround themselves with strong people.
In addition, Mindy Storrie, director of leadership development at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, reports on research about the progress of women in leadership roles. Responses from 900 C-level learning executives revealed a persistent lack of women in leadership positions and misperceptions about how effective organizations were at recruiting, developing, and retaining female leaders. Storrie concludes with some advice for learning leaders.
Save this date! October 3, 2012.
That’s when Learn From the BEST and the BEST Awards ceremony will take place in Washington, DC. This year, both events will be held on the same day. You can save $100 if you register by August 31 for both the conference and the awards ceremony.
Tom Rath, Global Practice Lead at Gallup and author of How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Strengths Based Leadership, and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements, will keynote the conference at 8:30 AM (breakfast will be served). Sessions will conclude by 4 and the awards ceremony/reception will take place between 6 and 8 PM.
We hope to see you there.
Pat Galagan and Nancy Olson
Community of Practice Managers