Frances Hesselbein, CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, is currently featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of “Diversity Woman” magazine. The cover article details her incredible legacy of work in leadership development emphasizing diversity and leading with a purpose. To read the issue, click here!
The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute released their November/December newsletter issue recently, which includes updates, news, and upcoming leadership development opportunities.
To view the November/December e-newsletter, click here!
Post by Marianne Ganley, CCL
Last week, a capacity crowd turned out in Boston for the 2013 Fall meeting of the Executive Development Roundtable (EDRT). EDRT is a dynamic, peer-based learning consortium bringing together thought leaders from Boston University’s School of Management, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the profit and nonprofit organizations that comprise the membership. The session’s topic, The Power of Relationships and Developmental Networks, was a particularly fitting one as EDRT celebrated its 25th anniversary during this meeting – serving as a testament to the relevance and impact of strong networks over time.
Another highlight of the meeting was the presentation of the Marion Gislason Award to the Shipley Professor in Management at the Boston University School of Management, Kathy Kram, for her contributions to the field of leadership development. A long-time friend of CCL, Kathy was a Visiting Scholar in 2000-2001 and served as a member of the Center’s Board of Governors from 2002-2009. (Shown here with Tim Hall, Founding Director of EDRT.)
Kathy, along with Monica Higgins, Professor of Education at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, were keynotes for this meeting. Both world-class scholars, authors and consultants, their session was a deep dive into creating and cultivating developmental networks – networks of high-quality relationships characterized by mutual learning and mutual trust to provide the knowledge, guidance, and opportunities for a leader to grow.
Preceding the keynote presentation, Michael Campbell, Faculty for Delivery and Research, set the stage on the why and the how – why developmental networks are relevant and how to apply simple, practical tools for developing self and others.
Application panels on Day Two built on the previous day’s themes:
- Mary Abraham, CCL Director Digital Learning Products, along with business partners Corey Milnes of Allen Interactions and Fred Dierksmeier of Essilor of America showed how they used their networks to achieve significant business outcomes for their respective organizations. Together, they developed eLearning courses using CCL’s Guidebooks as source material in support of Essilor’s Leadership EDGE program, with Allen Interactions serving as a development partner.
- Four leaders from Boston Scientific gave the audience a glimpse of mentoring networks in action. Four years ago, women from that organization formed an all-volunteer cross-functional and cross-locational mentoring circle program begun by and facilitated by volunteers. The initiative has grown into a wildly successful program that develops and supports 250 leaders at all levels throughout their organization.
Another great example of both professional and personal relationship building in Leadership!
Recruiting al-Sisi and military leaders from other U.S. allies to build professional and personal relationships at the Army War College is an investment in the future, said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commandant at the college. Its international fellows program began in the 1970s. To read the full article click here.
Steve Gerras and COL Mik McCrea were featured in this PBS-affiliate interview. Listen to interview.
Another success story from OB221! Professor Jack McCarthy had taken the Dublin MBAs out to Vistaprint, an EDRT member company based in Lexington MA, last fall during their trip to Boston. The company has gone from zero to $1 Billion in the past 10 years and it’s incredibly innovative with a strong values-based culture. Their head of Leadership Development, Kristina Brunelle, is a good friend of EDRT who has done a great job at building a very effective leadership development organization to help support and fuel Vistaprint’s growth. Now, in the Spring of 2013, Ms. Brunelle was invited to come and talk to the undergraduates students of OB221 about how all this “OB stuff” really matters. Professor McCarthy and Ms. Brunelle collaborated and wrote a mini case for the class that was sent out to students as a pre-read. Ms. Brunelle brought 3 members of her Leadership Development team to class, including the woman who heads up the leadership work at their huge call center and support operations in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was incredible. Students loved it and the Vistaprint executives loved it.
To check out the Vistaprint Case click here!
State Farm Insurance was chosen as a 2013 LearningElite Honoree by Chief Learning officer magazine. LearningElite awards are Chief Learning Officer magazine’s annual recognition of excellence in the learning and development field. Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior L&D practitioners, the LearningElite is a peer-based benchmarking initiative that recognizes excellence using five key L&D performance indicators: learning strategy, learning execution, learning impact, business performance results and leadership commitment. Congratulations to State Farm Insurance!
To view article click here!
Watch Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management, as he interviews and explores vital issues in leadership with John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership, former Chancellor of the State University of New York, former Superintendent (President) of the US Naval Academy, and US Navy Vice Admiral (retired). John Ryan was one of our speakers at the EDRT Fall 2010 Meeting, Collaborating in a Dynamic, Globally Connected World, and discussed the topic of Collaboration and Global Leadership: Developing Senior Leaders.
Check out video here!
The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute released their February 2013 Newsletter. The E-Newsletter includes updates, news and also profiles EDRT.
To check out the February E-Newsletter 2013 click here!
Mentoring, Coaching, and Developmental Networks: Creating and Sustaining High Quality Connections at Work Workshop
Kathy Kram, Shipley Professor in Management at Boston University School of Management, will be offering a 5 day workshop alongside colleague, Illene Wasserman. The workshop will take place July 22-26, 2013 in Cape Cod, MA. In this workshop participants will reflect on their own experiences while drawing on research and case studies to explore the challenges and opportunities of coaching, mentoring, and developmental networks. Participants will shape professional strategies and come away with action plans for their work with client systems and their own development.
Register before March 1st, 2013 to get discounted rate. For more information click here!