CBODN 'In The Know' Book Discussion
Topic: Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity
Description: Author and consultant Jennifer Garvey Berger has worked with all types of leaders – from top executives at Google to nonprofit directors who are trying to make a dent in social change. She hears a version of the same plea from every client in nearly every sector around the world: "I know that complexity and uncertainty are testing my instincts, but I don't know which to trust. Is there some way to know what to do when I can't know what's next?" Her newest work is an answer to this plea. Using her background in adult development, complexity theories, and leadership consultancy, Garvey Berger discerns five pernicious and pervasive "mind traps" to frame the book. These are: the desire for simple stories, our sense that we are right, our desire to get along with others in our group, our fixation with control, and our constant quest to protect and defend our egos. In addition to understanding why these natural impulses steer us wrong in a fast-moving world, leaders will get powerful questions and approaches that help them escape these patterns.
Facilitator: Allison Mulligan
Bio: Allison S. Mulligan is an accomplished facilitator and organizational development consultant who draws on 25 years of experience in local government and extensive leadership and coaching work with senior level county leaders. She has extensive experience leading change, developing innovative programs, collaborating on system-wide culture and strategic change, and running strategic planning processes.
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In-Person Venue: Insperity | 7950 Jones Branch Drive | McLean, VA 22102
Virtual Participation: Zoom link and/or dial-in info is included in the registration confirmation email.
Cancellation Policy: Event follows federal Office of Personnel Management policy and decisions. If federal government is closed, event will be canceled.