IntelliVen CEO, Peter DiGiammarino , a highly successful OD-Capable CEO, led an interactive workshop for attendees to consider what it means to be a leader and what choices a leader can and should make in order to manage themselves to be maximally effective in light of their mission, resources, and personal preferences. The workshop was for graduate students, alums, professors, and friends of the University of San Francisco Masters in Organization Development program in the School of Management.
Every organization has, or needs, a leader who sets direction, aligns resources, and motivates action. And while it is true that the power of one committed, clever person can make all the difference in the world, no one individual, even the greatest leader, does anything of much significance alone. The simple truth is that it takes a team to lead an organization.
The action motivated by this truth is for the leader to decide what kind of leader to be and then to attract, collect, and align his/her top team and collect followers. The best leader figures out that it is not all about her/him. It is about her/his organization and s/he can, and should, Manage to Lead his/her organization to achieve a stated vision. The top person’s job starts with managing his/her own self to lead.
The session was hosted by the director of the Masters in Organization Development Program in the School of Business who described the session as: “…tremendously engaging and the case worked with the audience was very rich. You gave students quite a bit to think about!“
Those authorized to access USF networks can see the full session here.