CADCA's 19th National
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Social Enterprise Conference
Harvard Business School
People to People Fundraising
Social Networking Seminar
Featuring Ted Hart
New York, NY
Generals in Transition Dinner
by invitation only.
Contact: Claire Walden
The Conference Board
2009 Annual Dinner
21st Century workforce
Cipriani Wall Street
New York City
Investment in America Forum
Hosted by the U.S. Department of the Army, The Conference Board and the Leader to Leader Institute
Special events at Claremont Graduate University
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Happy New Year! Welcome to the new Leader to Leader Institute monthly newsletter. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to thank you for your interest in and support for the Leader to Leader Institute. As the new President and CEO, I have been presented with the great opportunity to use our 19 years of strategic thinking, contributed by today's foremost leaders, to help address the many challenges of this time in our nation and in the world.
Peter Drucker may have looked in his crystal ball when he said: "The knowledge society has to be a society of three sectors: a public sector, that is, government; a private sector, that is, business; and a social sector. And it is also ... becoming increasingly clear that it is in and through the social sector that a modern developed society can again create responsible and achieving citizenship, can again give individuals - and especially knowledge people - a sphere in which they can make a difference in society, and a sphere in which they re-create community."
I hope you agree that the Leader to Leader Institute is uniquely positioned to make a significant contribution of ideas and insights that will enable leaders in the private, public and social sectors to guide America and the world through the current crises. It is your contribution of time, talent and treasure that has provided us the opportunity to serve the social sector in this time of critical need.
As we continue our work and formulate plans to provide critical resources that will support the leadership in the social sector, we will keep you informed of our progress; of the opportunities for you to participate in our programs; and for you to contribute new leadership ideas. We continue to build on the work contributed by more than 400 "thought leaders" including writers like Jim Collins, Warren Bennis, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Noel Tichy and many others.
We want to hear your ideas and suggestions as well. You can contact me directly at email@example.com.
Susan Phillips Bari
President and CEO
On January 20, the US Senate confirmed President Obama's nomination of General Eric Shinseki (Ret.) to be the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. General Shinseki is the author of "Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way", published in 2004 with an introduction by Frances Hesselbein and a foreword by Richard F. Cavanaugh. View NY Times Slideshow.
Frances Hesselbein, the Leader to Leader Institute Chairman of the Board of Governors and Founding President, was presented with the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles on November 15, at its 10th annual conference, Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future. Hesselbein is among a distinguished first "class" of honorees recognized as part of the ILA's new Legacy Project, "as instrumental in the founding of the discipline of leadership."
Leader to Leader Institute board member, Mark Goldsmith, was one of a dozen winners of the 2008 Purpose Prize, a six-year, $17 million program for people over age 60 who are taking on society's biggest challenges. The Purpose Prize, now in its third year, now in its third year, is the nation's only large-scale investment in social innovators in the second half of their life. Goldsmith's "Getting Out and Staying Out" program is slashing recidivating rates by offering young men at Rikers Island education, coaching, life-skill instruction and job training.
Career expert Lindsey Pollak has joined ABC News on Campus as a contributor, ABC News Executive Producer of Special Programming and Development John Green announced in December. Pollak will be writing a weekly online career advice column for college students.
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Bright China Scholarships
The Leader to Leader Institute will host a two-day facilitator training program in San Diego, CA, April 25-26. The program will focus on utilizing the 3rd edition of Peter Drucker's "The Five Most Important Questions" with organizations in the private, public and social sectors. Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate be added to the Leader to Leader Institute database. A portion of the program will be facilitated by Frances Hesselbein. Tuition for the program is $2,000. Ten scholarships have been made available by a grant from the Bright China Social Fund. For information contact Claire Walden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quote of the month
We are pleased to announce the continued partnership with the American Management Association (AMA) to provide training opportunities for social sector employees. Read the press release.
"Change confronts all our biases, it undercuts our most closely held beliefs, it challenges our willingness to take risks, and yet it is essential if institutions are to grow and remain relevant."
Excerpt from The Leader of the Future 2: Chapter 11, Leaders of the Future:
Growing One-Eyed Kings
By General Eric Shinseki (Ret.)
Be * Know * Do: Leadership the Army Way, Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual
by Frances Hesselbein, General Eric K. Shinseki (USA Ret.), Richard Cavanagh
The United States Army is one of the most complex, best run organizations in the world, and central to the Army's success are strong leadership and exceptional leadership development. Army leaders must be able to act decisively and effectively in challenging situations. But the Army, despite its organizational structure, does not train leaders in a hierarchical manner. Dispersed leadership is the key to the success of the Army leadership model.
Be Know Do makes this critical information available to civilian leaders in all sectors--business, government, and nonprofit--and gives them the guidelines they need to create an organization where leadership thrives.
Jossey-Bass , 2004
The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your
by Peter F. Drucker
A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance.
Peter Drucker's five questions are:
• What is our Mission? with Jim Collins
• Who is our Customer? with Phil Kotler
• What does the Customer Value? with Jim Kouzes
• What are our Results? with Judith Rodin
• What is our Plan? with V. Kasturi Rangan
The questions lead to action. By asking these questions, readers can focus on why they are doing what they are doing in their work, and how to do it better. Designed for today's busy professionals, this brief, clear and accessible book will challenge readers to ask these provocative questions and it will stimulate spirited discussions and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence, helping all to envision the future of theirs' or any organization.
Jossey-Bass , 2008