Event Title: October 2016 Chapter Meeting
Topic: Simultaneous Leadership™: The magic of leading and following at the same time.
Summary of Event:
When PMI structured the new “Talent Triangle” in 2015, they singled out ‘Leadership’ as one of the core competencies that today’s employers are looking for from Project Managers. Leadership as a term, however, can be fairly ambiguous. What does it mean to be a leader in today’s constantly evolving marketplace. What are the right skills to be a leader right here, right now? Even if you have been in a leadership role for years (actually, especially if you have been in a leadership role for years) you have probably seen the term and the skills redefined many times over the years.
Jeff Spahn has seen leadership evolve from the solo chain of command to shared collaboration. In fact collaboration is used to describe the cutting edge of leadership, even the new competitive advantage. The digital age requires an evolved practice of leadership, what Jeff calls Simultaneous Leadership™. The key new skill here is learning to lead and follow simultaneously, in the same moment.
Jeff’s presentation for our chapter includes:
- A presentation and discussion on Simultaneous Leadership™: the evolution of leadership, the emergence of leading and following at the same time.
- Fun exercises that exemplify the dynamic of simultaneous leadership.
- An opportunity to assess your own team/organization and discuss: What excites you? What questions arise? What’s your push back or challenge?
- Immediately applicable skills for facilitating simultaneous leadership.
Please join us at Westfield Insurance in October for new insights into what it means to be a successful leader in today’s marketplace!
J. Jeffrey Spahn is a researcher, executive educator, entrepreneur, executive coach, storyteller and speaker. With over 20 years of experience Jeff continues to design a unique and powerful leadership practice for leaders, executives, teams and organizations. The Leading Leaders Practice is practical approach to leadership in the 21st Century and is designed enable leaders to mold complexity and ambiguity into innovation and performance.Disciplines and insights from business and philosophy, arts and athletics, science and spirituality enliven this practice. A degree in business from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from the University of Chicago ground his practice in sound scholarship. After more than twelve years of executive leadership Mr. Spahn taught business graduate students and conducted research on the purpose of business. During this investigation he engaged many of the top executives in the United States.
Jeff is currently writing a book entitled “The Magic of Mutual Leadership: How to Lead and Follow Simultaneously for Exponential Results” and has published articles in“Developing Leaders Magazine”,“Velocity”, “Directors & Boards”, “Director’s Monthly”, “Virtual Strategist”, “Advisor Perspectives”, and“FPA’s Practice Management Solutions”.
Date: Thursday, October 20th, 2016
6:00 Registration & Networking Begins
6:45 Meeting Announcements
7:00 Main Presentation
8:20 Q&A and Wrap-up
Location:Westfield Insurance, Blair Conference Center, 9079 S. Leroy Rd., Westfield Center, OH 44251
DIRECTIONS TO WESTFIELD CENTER, OHIO
Additional direction information can be found on the Westfield Insurance website.
Cost: Free for members &Westfield Employees; $5 for non-members
Food: Hot hors d'ouvres & Vegetable Platter
Refreshments: Cash Bar, Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade
Register: Register by Friday 10/14
PDU/s: 1.5 PDUs in Leadership