This work is based in part on Gregg’s book, Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, co-written with his father, Bob Vanourek, based on research and interviews with 61 organizations in 11 countries and a winner of the International Book Awards.
Gregg Vanourek is a writer, teacher, facilitator, and speaker on life design and leadership. He’s worked at market-leading ventures across industries and sectors. Founder and owner, Gregg Vanourek, LLC (helping people craft a good life with good work). Former senior executive at a tech startup, now a market leader with $1 billion in sales. Co-author of three influential books, including LIFE Entrepreneurs (a manifesto for integrating our life and work with purpose and passion) and Triple Crown Leadership (a winner of the International Book Awards, called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great”). Co-founder, Vail Alliance for Purposeful Living. Adjunct faculty at Stockholm Business School.
In this session, Anne Hunnex described the significant impacts of culture on any type of organization. As leaders, we have the most influence and responsibility for creating intentional culture change to make our workplaces more productive and humane.
The Leadership Forum Community (LFC) acknowledges that one of our most pressing leadership challenges is understanding racism and how it exists and impacts our organizations, communities, and the fabric of a civil society.
In recognition of Black History Month, our February 22nd learning session was brought to you by the LFC Unlearning Racism Lab in partnership with Polarity Partnerships. In this session we embraced the LFC values of diversity and inclusion and sought to advance our leadership journeys through reflection, dialogue, and an exploration into Polarities as we expand conscious leadership to better lead and serve in our organizations and communities.
Exploring Mentorship for Personal and Professional Growth
Carrol Hassell and Faith Hassell
At this session Carol and Faith introduced the new Leadership Forum Community mentorship program that will be available to the community. Use the Contact tab on this website to request information about mentorship.
We were pleased to welcome this mother/daughter team. Carol Hassell has over 35 years of Leadership and Professional Development experience and she's excited to start this mentoring program for the LFC! Faith is a Lead Community and Customer Manager for National Grid. She is also the Marketing Officer for the Leadership Forum Community. As part of her career development, she benefited from Deloitte’s Human Capital Mentorship Program.
by Dr. Cedric Williams
Dr. Cedric Williams shared his expertise as a consulting psychologist who integrates psychological principles and leader development models to help individuals, teams, and organizations move toward occupational thriving. He teaches courses on multicultural competence, assessment for clinician-consultants, private practice development, and clinical dissertations. He has published on various topics including racial microaggressions, multicultural competence, performance, and resilience. Dr. Williams currently works with several non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private firms to provide learning and education on multicultural competence, recognition and response to racial microaggressions in the work environment, implicit bias, and effective allyship.
Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, three master’s degrees, and a B.S. from Illinois State University. Dr. Williams has also served on the executive board of the American Psychological Association's Division 13, Society of Consulting Psychology as the Diversity and Inclusion chairperson. In addition to his work as a psychologist, Dr. Williams has served in the US Army (active and now reserves) since 2002. He is an Airborne and Ranger qualified Infantry officer who has led soldiers in a variety of settings.
Leading Below the Surface:
Embodying the Type of Leadership that the
World Desperately Needs
September 22, 2021; 12:00 - 1:00pm ET
LaTonya Wilkins, MBA, ICF ACC
In this interactive session, LaTonya discussed the three prongs of the leading below the surface approach (REAL Leadership, empathy, psychological safety). She presented how to embody the approach, and why the world desperately needs below the surface leadership. During this session there was time for participants to practice embodiment in small groups to gain first hand knowledge to apply in their world.
Founder of The Change Coaches, LaTonya Wilkins partners with executives, upwardly mobile professionals, and teams to build cultures of belonging through highly customized coaching and consulting services. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has inspired audiences all over the world. She built her career working in HR, talent management and learning & development at Fortune 500 companies before teaching and taking on progressive leadership roles at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board. She gained industry recognition when she was featured on the peer-nominated list of most inclusive HR influencers in 2019.
LaTonya developed her signature concept of Below the Surface Leadership based on her own experience climbing the corporate ladder and researching across disciplines while constantly being the “only one” on her teams. This revolutionary approach to leadership is about creating psychologically safe relationships across differences, empowering underrepresented employees to feel valued, heard, and engaged, and creating cultures of belonging in the workplace.
LaTonya’s clients often describe her as approachable, non-judgmental, inspiring, creative, unique, and insightful. You may experience her the same way as you read through Leading Below the Surface.
To learn more about LaTonya and her work, visit her website:
Conscious Leadership Conversation:
A Leadership Lab Workshop
Led by Faith Hassell and Joel Wright
"Our mission is not just to inform, but to inspire leadership in action. "
Would you like to explore your leadership challenges with others in the community? We utilized this session to explore some of the challenges that were brought to light during the Summit , further define the problems and determine where the greatest interest is for some members to form groups (Leadership Labs) to take action.
Here are the topics that were explored.
· Resilience vs. fatigue/burnout
· Women in leadership - being heard & seen
· Unlearning racism and building equity, and inclusion
· Democratizing Leadership in Education
· Polarities: dealing with divisions at work and socially
· Building connections across remote locations
· Exploring a framework of a leadership journey for new and existing leaders
· Facilitating group dialog
If you are interested in exploring any of these topics with others who share your concerns, please us the contact us form and we will connect you with the appropriate leaders.
For the months of June and July our programming is devoted to our annual Leadership Forum Summit about "Leading to Repair". You can still experience the Summit through our YouTube recordings of the sessions. For information go to our 2021 Summit page.
Pain & Possibility in the Pandemic:
A Dialogue Between Leaders
On May 19th, Renee Moorefield, a genuine optimist, facilitated a discussion addressing some of the dark sides of the Covid experience. Instead of a traditional webinar format, she will lead us in exploring the questions and concerns we still have about dealing with the changes and challenges that the pandemic has brought us. And, she explored her perspectives about helping leaders and organizations use this opportunity to create work environments where people thrive. There was amazing wisdom in the Leadership Forum Community that was shared in this nonstop dialogue.
Renee is CEO of Wisdom Works, a social enterprise she co-founded in 1999 to offer thought leadership and state-of-the-art resources for building brands, work cultures and leadership capabilities that empower all people to thrive. Among organizations she advised are The Coca-Cola Company, Nike, Hermes of Paris, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cox Automotive, Hyatt, Barilla, Merck & Company, and Sainsbury. Her book Driven by Wellth: The 7 Essentials for Healthy, Sustainable Results in 21st Century Business and Leadership is a "must read".
Please check out her website for more about Renee's amazing background :
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