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Be a Connected Leader: Working Up, Down and Across the Organization to Advance Your Initiatives

Recording Date: October 28, 2015
Price: Free


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Overview

The Inside Story of How to Drive Strategic Initiatives

It's sometimes said that there is no constant but change.

With smart phones, apps for everything, and self-driving cars on the horizon, the business world seems to be changing faster than ever. For most organizations, this is a scary time. It seems certain that your industry will be disrupted, although it's hard to know how or when.

With all this change on the outside, however, change from the inside seems harder than ever. People cling to habits and routines, and even when the wolf is at the door, it seems that people resist change, even when everyone knows it's necessary.

It's hard enough to instigate change from the top, but what if you're not the CEO? What if you're somewhere in the middle? What can you do?

It turns out there's a lot you can do. Dave Gray will show you how to navigate the complex underlying social dynamics in organizations, so you can find the doorways that will lead to truly meaningful change.

What You Will Learn

  • Why people argue about things that seem obvious
  • Four illusions that keep people stuck in their current mindset
  • Why you can never be objective about your role in change
  • Why behavior is the last thing you should focus on changing
  • How to find the doorways that will lead to real, meaningful change

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Dave Gray is a management consultant, focused on innovation and change. He works with companies to spark breakthrough thinking, to find and clarify their greatest challenges and opportunities, and to design their way into the future. He spends his time researching, sketching, and writing on innovation, design, systems thinking, and creativity in business, as well as speaking, coaching, and delivering workshops to educators, corporate clients, and the public. He is the founder of XPLANE and co-founder of Boardthing and also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers. He is coauthor of Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers and The Connected Company. For more information, visit his website: http://www.davegrayinfo.com/

 

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Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome

Linux

  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

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