Thursday, Apr 12 2012 8:30AM to 10:30AM
Dan Black, WeSkill
3325 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217
Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange
Thursday (versus our normal Friday), April 12, 2012
Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217
8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 10:30 am BIG Ideas Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or register below.
Book: “Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman
Learning Objective: How great leaders excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using Emotional Intelligence
Discussion Topic: New requirements of successful leadership.
Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision, or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal: Great leadership works through the emotions.
No matter what leaders set out to do—whether it’s creating strategy or mobilizing teams to action—their success depends on how they do it. Even if they get everything else just right, if leaders fail in this primal task of driving emotions in the right direction, nothing they do will work as well as it could or should.
Understanding the powerful role of emotions in the workplace sets the best leaders apart from the rest—not just in tangibles such as better business results and the retention of talent, but also in the all-important intangibles, such as higher morale, motivation, and commitment.
This emotional task of the leader is primal—that is, first—in two senses: It is both the original and the most important act of leadership.
As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book! The facilitator will share the main principles from the book with the group.
Dan Black with WeSkill will facilitate this stimulating discussion.
For an excerpt of this book, go to:
During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month.