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People Factor: What You Don't Know Could Be Hurting You
are no neutral relationships. That is the premise of Van Moody's
upcoming book, The People Factor. Although relationships are a fundamental
aspect of the human experience, our dealings with friends, family
members, significant others and superiors are often riddled with
strife and consternation.
those who are striving to be leaders, the right relationships can
propel you to great heights of achievement: the wrong relationships
will tether you to mediocrity and hold you back. With this in mind,
when striving for rewarding connections with others, it's essential
to evaluate relationships intelligently. What makes a great relationship?
How do you keep a relationship great? What are the warning signs
us tonight at Lisa Pasbjerg, executive coach and CEO of Focused
Coaching, interviews this acclaimed subject expert on the power
of relationships, who helps others build their "Relational IQ" to
achieve success at home, in their social circles and in their workplaces
as masterful influencers and leaders
Competency Needed Now
in all fields of study, the field of diversity management continues
to evolve, with "cultural competency" at its core. While diversity
management was once thought of as simply being aware of differences
of race and ethnicity, we now know that it is much more, with the
term" cultural competency" covering a far broader span of areas
such as gender and generational differences, and religious and cultural
beliefs and customs, just to name a few. As our society becomes
much more multi-cultural and our organizations progressively more
global in scope, it becomes more and more apparent that this skill
is vital for today's leaders.
us tonight as Lisa Pasbjerg, executive coach and CEO of Focused
Coaching, LLC interviews William Appleton, President of Kairos Consulting.
and a CDP (Certified Diversity Professional.)
to founding Kairos, Bill worked as an Organizational Effectiveness
Consultant at the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as team lead
for the design and facilitation for a system-wide (40,000 +) cultural
change initiative and acted a resource for more than a dozen facilities
and hundreds of leaders, designed and delivered numerous courses
for the Center for Leadership and Learning and developed the organization's
diversity councils throughout the system.
true leader in this field, Bill will share with us his deep expertise
on this critical competency required for any progressive business
or organization, including, the first steps that you and your organization
should be taking immediately in order to stay abreast of this important
requirement for our evolving workplaces.
shows from our Women in Leadership series:
a Community of Caring: The Evolution of United Way Today Many
people think they know about United Way, but be prepared to be surprised
and impressed with the thoughtful and targeted approach United Way
takes these days, as it envisions its critical "safety-net" role
in today's economic reality of less resources and more need. As
part of our continuing " Women in Leadership: Lessons in Mastery"
series, executive coach, Lisa Pasbjerg, interviews Sandra Rupp,
President of the Washtenaw United Way about her professional career
experiences and insights, the evolution of the United Way, and the
business of creating a community of caring... a major factor in
the quality of life in any city, town or region. Find out tonight
from Sandy, a 28 year veteran volunteer and professional in human
services who now serves both as a member of United Way of Michigan's
Board of Directors, and, on the United Way National Professional
Advisory Committee, how you can be part of creating a caring community
close to home. Be inspired as she shares the simple steps you or
your business can take right now, right away, to become involved
in this process in your own neighborhood, and, what an impact you
can make in the lives of people at all stages of life in your community.
in Leadership Series: Lessons in Mastery: Emergency Services and
Non-profit Leadership Saving
lives, being there in disasters, providing emergency assistance
to those who have experienced the most devastating of losses- it's
all in a day's work to tonight's leader in her role at the helm
of one of the oldest and most respected non-profit organizations
in the world. Donna Duvin's career in non-profit management spans
over 25 years, including an early Peace Corps assignment in the
South Pacific and executive leadership roles with the Red Cross
and several non-profits serving the needs of the most vulnerable.
As the Regional Executive Director with the Washtenaw County Chapter
of the Red Cross, Donna oversees an organization that trains more
than 65,000 residents in life-saving skills, provides 97% of the
blood products to the county's hospitals, delivers hundreds of emergency
messages to loved ones in the military, shows up at house fires
and other disasters with supplies for victims, firefighters and
other first responders, and much more. (Listen)
in Leadership Series: A Different Take on Leadership Today with
Margaret Heffernan An
entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, professor and prolific author,
Margaret Heffernan has run five businesses in both the USA and the
UK, and writes for the Huffington Post, BNET and Real Business.
In her latest book, Willful Blindness which just launched in the
UK in February 2011, she combines her many years of experience as
a pioneer in women-led business with solid grounding in research
to give us a new perspective and a very different take on business
leadership. In the book she explores the neurobiological, psychological,
social and organizational reasons why people and organizations fail
to see the obvious, and the profound effect this has on both their
personal and professional commitments. (Listen
to Lisa Pasbjerg