Marty Linsky is one of the best-known authors and practitioners of Leadership Development in the world: as part of the Harvard faculty he has influenced leadership development worldwide for more than 40 years.
On Tuesday September 22, TLN was honoured to have Marty host our first Future of Leadership session with a group of highly engaged LD professionals from around Australia, Fiji and New Zealand.
Marty explored the "with-Covid" challenges of our profession: what our own adaptive challenges are, and how we re-shape post-crisis so that we can help individuals, organisations, communities and nations create a better world.
Marty challenged our profession to practice "relentless optimism and brutal realism". The group explored with him how to engage with "constant communication beyond the 'check in'". And Marty reinforced for us the importance of leadership in the times ahead: a world which will require years of healing and recovery from the traumas of 2020. The LD profession is essential to this healing, and is essential to the future of humanity.
Our next session is with Julia Fabris McBride, Vice President of Kansas Leadership Center. Julia has been at the forefront of best practice in virtualising leadership programs. This session focuses on “The online holding environment and other virtual challenges ... in the context of real-world recovery”, including creating an online holding environment - an emotional "safe space" or "brave space" in which leadership development can occur. Julia will link this to the broader context of our profession. Julia partly explores technical best-practice, but primarily is focusing on exploration of adaptive and LD practice challenges. For LD professionals only.
Following Julia's session, the series continues through to November with Stephen Duns (Harthill Australasia), Maxime Fern (AALI) and Louise Marra (LNZ), together with our special Spotlight Event with best-selling author Erik Larson in conversation with Kansas Leadership Center CEO Ed O'Malley exploring "Leadership and Resilience in Times of Crisis".
Numbers are limited. Bookings can be made from the TLN events page.
These online events are tailored for Leadership Development Professionals only. The events are intended to continue to develop best practice LD and provide mutual support in our profession in the current context.
Richard Dent OAM FAICD
The Leadership Network
PS All of the events above are free or discounted to TLN members. If you're not already a member, consider joining the network for great professional development, great connections and wonderful peer support.