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The vast majority of CEOs anticipate even greater complexity in the future, and more than half doubt their ability to manage it. - IBM 2010 CEO study
A Leadership Conversation With Executive and Senior Leaders of Color
"Clearly leadership has to do with the sustaining of creative tension in organizations. Creative tension is derived through strategic imbalance, which occurs when operating at the limits of organizational consensus or the boundaries of the organization. Innovation takes place on the edges of the organization where the potential for far-from-equilibrium conditions is optimal." -Brenda Zimmerman
We've been having a fascinating and valuable conversation about leading in complex times and we're inviting you to join us! Plexus Institute is a rich social network of people and organizations intrigued with how insights from the new science of complexity might apply to a wide range of challenges, including the challenges facing today's leaders. Join us to talk about how leaders -- particularly you – are grappling with increased complexity in our organizations and the systems we need to influence. On September 24, 2014, 8:30am-11:30am we're inviting a small group of executives and senior leaders to join us for breakfast and focused conversation to explore ideas about what it takes to be a more effective leader now. We'll share some of the key insights emerging from the complexity field and use some of our favorite 'liberating structures' methods to engage in fun and productive dialogue. Our intention is to create an experience where you can:
- Participate in a new, unfamiliar conversation about successfully leading in the face of complexity
- Articulate where you are grounded and where you need more lift
- Make the invisible visible
- Access more confidence in yourself as a leader
- Create a new network of others who are "leading at the same altitude"
- Get refreshed, renewed, reenergized
Space is limited, so be sure to register early. The registration deadline is September 17.
Your hosts Diane Dixon, Salandra Fleming and Trish Silber have a shared interest in exploring the intersections of leadership and complexity. We are organizational practitioners and a former Plexus board chair who have worked with leaders in a wide range of organizations in the government, nonprofit and private sectors, including Capital One Financial Corp., Google, Huawei, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Merck, NASA, NIH, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Nature Conservancy, The Smithsonian Institution, T. Rowe Price and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Location: The Cosmos Club - Crentz Room
2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Dupont Circle Metro, Parking is available
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 8:30 – 11:30am
Breakfast will be served