UMass Commonwealth Honors College Awards Presentation
Whether on campus or in the workplace, effective leadership involves seven disarmingly simple truths, says alumnus Peter F. DiGiammarino ’75. As the Eleanor Bateman Alumni Scholar in Residence for spring 2012, DiGiammarino led two events during which he offered advice on becoming an effective leader.
Leaders, he explained, “get loose.” Top leaders break through conventional boundaries to find new solutions to everyday problems. They also follow a set of powerful guidelines, which DiGiammarino breaks into actions driven by seven simple truths that he says can help facilitate change at any level.
These truths are:
1. An organization exists to solve a problem for people.
At University of Massachusetts 2012 Bateman Scholar Public Lecture, IntelliVen founder and CEO PeterD presented a 45 minute lecture that summarizes 35 years of insight gleaned from successfully helping dozens of organizations get on track to long-term growth and performance, generally in the role of leader or an adviser to the founder, owner, investor, and/or the CEO of ventures with between 2 and 20 people positioning to grow to 200 to 2000.
These insights have been honed while teaching at a number of universities, most recently at American University where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Master’s Students in Organization Development about leadership and organization analysis and strategy and at the UMass Commonwealth Honors College where he has served as guest lecturer on Leadership.
Now, in the hope of helping you Manage to Lead, please see him present about 50, from a library of more than 400, slides that summarize ever-evolving insights and lessons learned by clicking on the image below: