CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion
Topic: The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results (Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hougaard)
Description: This session is an interactive discussion around the key principles and applications of “The Mind of the Leader.”
The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired.
This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development.
Based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader concludes that organizations and leaders aren't meeting employees' basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work.
But more than a description of the problem, The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion.Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.
Facilitator: Dana Pulley
Bio: Dana Pulley is an accomplished leader, coach, facilitator and consultant who has learned first-hand how mindful awareness enables you to lead and live in a more fulfilling way. For more than 25 years, she’s brought her contagious passion for growth and development to individuals and organizations. Dana is a certified corporate-based mindfulness instructor with the Potential Project and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. She teaches mindfulness at organizations like Accenture, Airbus, CISCO, Deloitte, Latham & Watkins, McKinsey and The Nature Conservancy. Dana is also an ICF-certified coach, and a graduate of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
Event Venue: Evans Incorporated, 3110 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 1100, Falls Church, VA 22042
Parking: Free parking in the garage. From the garage, follow the covered walkway into the building.
Once inside: The JavaWorks on the main floor by the entrance opens at 7:30am and is a great place to grab coffee or a snack. The Evans Incorporated suite is on the 11th floor, and will be available after 7:45am. Bathrooms are located just outside the suite by the elevators and on the main floor.
Please note that the Waze app may direct you to the north side of Fairview Park Drive that is north of Rt. 50, though Evans is just south of Rt. 50 (across from the Marriott).
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.
*Please register in advance to ensure sufficient seating.