Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

Monday, October 1, 2018
Presented by Jim Kouzes – coauthor of the best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge

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Turbulent.  Disruptive. Chaotic. Unexpected. Unpredictable. Changing.

These words have come to define what normal means these days. They also define the circumstances that demand leadership. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the bestselling authors of The Leadership Challenge, in over three decades of research have asked thousands of individuals to describe their personal-best leadership experiences, and across the board people say their moments of greatest personal and professional achievement arise out of the most difficult periods in their lives.

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Challenge is the crucible for greatness. In this interactive and engaging presentation, Jim will reveal what his and Barry’s research tell us about how everyone—whether in a formal leadership role or in “taking the lead” as an individual contributor—can strengthen resilience and fully engage people during uncertainty disruption, transition, recover, new beginnings, and other significant challenges.

Key Take-aways…
1 –Describe six strategies for turning adversity into opportunity and strengthening resilience during uncertain times.
2 – Articulate one practical action they can take to apply the six strategies to their professional or personal challenges.
3 – Discuss evidence that these six strategies increase workplace engagement.

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Event Agenda:

• 5:30 pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30 pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-7:45 pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 7:45-9:00 pm – Social hour across street at Dish N Dash (optional)

 Speaker’s Bio:

Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and the coauthor with Barry Posner of the internationally award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, now in its sixth edition, with over 2.5 million copies sold. Jim has co-authored over a dozen other books, including Stop Selling & Start Leading (with Deb Calvert), Learning Leadership, The Truth About Leadership, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart, and A Leader’s Legacy, as well as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)—the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership assessment in the world. Among his many recognitions, The Wall Street Journal named Jim one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S., the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) honored him with the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and the Instructional Systems Association presented him with the Thought Leader Award. You can learn more about Jim and his work by visiting http://www.leadershipchallenge.com.


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Date(s) - 10/01/2018
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM

International Technological University (ITU)