MASTERING LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES
Creating Exceptional Business Leaders
8:30 –9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 –12:00 Session 1: The Powerful Side of Communication
12:00 –1:00 Lunch
1:00 –4:00 Session 2: Making Integrity Operational
Jonathan Clark will distinguish the Powerful Side of Communication and provide you with an opportunity to actually experience the impact this distinction has as part of generating extraordinary organizational leadership. In addition, he will discuss what it takes to create high-functioning organizational cultures through Making Integrity Operational.
The Powerful Side of Communication: All of us know effective communication is essential in business and obviously, communication is comprised of the components of speaking and listening. However, while we all know listening is important; we tend to place the emphasis on the speaking part. As speakers, we put considerable time and effort into what we are going to say, often going over it again and again in our head, writing the words down, or perhaps even practicing in front of a mirror to be certain we say it right. The attention we pay to listening is often limited to wondering if we are being heard.
But, what if it turns out the real power in communication is in the listening? What if the source of effective communication lies with the listener? This is the premise underlying the Powerful Side of Communication discussion. Reflecting the latest findings in the behavioral and neurosciences, this discussion sheds new light on our long-standing view of communication and shifts our focus to the listening side.
Making Integrity Operational: Jonathan will introduce a New Model of Integrity where the link between integrity and workability is established. Integrity (being whole and complete) is one of the four foundational factors in being an effective leader and is important to individuals, groups, organizations and society because it creates workability. Without integrity, the workability of any object, system, person, group or organization declines; and as workability declines, the opportunity for performance declines. Therefore, integrity is not simply a virtue that is nice to have; it is a necessary condition for creating high-functioning, empowered cultures of effective leadership and maximum performance.
Jonathan Clark is one of the nation’s most effective leadership development coaches. He has worked with over 700 of the top executives, directors and managers at Panera Bread, a leader in the fast-casual dining industry.
For the past three decades, Jonathan has guided top executives, professionals and entrepreneurs in creating future-based organizational cultures of integrity. His work causes rapid innovation and breakthrough outcomes resulting from dramatically improved communication, understanding and respect of one another’s contributions and a powerful commitment to the future of the organization. It is real and authentic, rather than artificially contrived. It creates a future-based language of leadership that naturally allows for synergistic collaboration in service of the future you are creating and the direction ahead, scaling away the baggage of the past.
Early in his career, Jonathan used his leadership development methodology to create breakout tennis charity events with Andre Agassi and John McEnroe in Washington, D.C., benefiting the Hunger Project, resulting in his “Point of Light” designation from President George H. W. Bush and a recognition by Peter Jennings as “Person of the Week” on ABC World News Tonight for his contribution to ending world hunger.
Today, Jonathan’s custom-designed organizational leadership initiatives introduce a new science of leadership that is innovative and unique. His company promises the leaders in your enterprise will reliably think newly and act powerfully.
Jonathan has worked with visionary business leaders from companies such as Panera Bread, Friendly’s Ice Cream, Motorola Solutions, American Express and the PGA of America, to bring out the creativity, talent and collaboration of their people in creating high-functioning, empowered cultures of effective leadership.
Babson Boston Campus
100 High St.
Boston, MA 02210
Non- Members: $150