Leadership and Attitude:
Enable the Edges
Jennifer Chesney
Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy
Twitter: ...
Framework of Challenge

Create a new business in an existing, established institution.

Drive innovation.
Implement organi...
Session Outcomes
• Discover the opportunities women leaders have to blaze a
new path in establishing teams that enable the...
Session Outcomes

• Discover the opportunities women leaders have to blaze a
new path in establishing teams that enable th...
Women as Innovators

You see subtleties he does not
You use your networks of knowledge
You take risks in the face of ambig...
Session Outcomes

• Recognize your edge – the “secret sauce”; your authentic
leadership attitude that drives innovation
• ...
Session Outcomes

• Learn specific tactics on how to implement institutional change across
a complex landscape
Session Outcomes

• Understand who your edges are or might be, how to
embrace them, and how to help them thrive
Tenacious

Persistent
Have perspective
Unflappable
Inspired

Inspiring
Intuitive

Who are your organization’s edges?
8 Supports to
Help the Edges Thrive

1. Hire them into your team or
2. Create cross-functional team to focus on new soluti...
A final word (and challenge) to women:
Are you helping each other?

“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t h...
Questions?

Jennifer Chesney
Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy
Twitter: @JGChesney #UAlberta
Email: jc...
Thank you!

Jennifer Chesney
Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy
Twitter: @JGChesney #UAlberta
Email: jc...
Additional credits for photos used in this presentation:
Unprofound.com, Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved

Alchemist Bu...
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges
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This presentation was given at the Career Women Interaction (FCI-CWI) 2013 Conference Series in Edmonton "4th edition: Women in Leadership: Leading Competently" on October 22, 2013 at the Edmonton Petroleum Club.

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Challenge: create a new business in an existing, established institution. Drive innovation, implement organizational change, and build new talent while you’re at it. Don’t forget to bring in significant new revenues.

Session outcomes:
• Discover the opportunities women leaders have to blaze a new path in establishing teams that enable the edges of innovation, whatever your industry may be.
• Recognize your “secret sauce”; your authentic leadership attitude that drives innovation.
• Learn specific tactics on how to implement institutional change across a complex landscape.
• Understand who your edges are or might be, how to embrace them, and how to help them thrive.

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Leadership and attitude: Enable the Edges

  1. 1. Leadership and Attitude: Enable the Edges Jennifer Chesney Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy Twitter: @JGChesney #UAlberta Email: jchesney@ualberta.ca
  2. 2. Framework of Challenge Create a new business in an existing, established institution. Drive innovation. Implement organizational change, and build new talent while you’re at it. *Don’t forget to bring in significant new revenues.*
  3. 3. Session Outcomes • Discover the opportunities women leaders have to blaze a new path in establishing teams that enable the edges of innovation, whatever your industry may be • Recognize your edge – the “secret sauce”; your authentic leadership attitude that drives innovation • Learn specific tactics on how to implement institutional change across a complex landscape • Understand who your edges are or might be, how to embrace them, and how to help them thrive
  4. 4. Session Outcomes • Discover the opportunities women leaders have to blaze a new path in establishing teams that enable the edges of innovation, whatever your industry may be
  5. 5. Women as Innovators You see subtleties he does not You use your networks of knowledge You take risks in the face of ambiguities Reality Check
  6. 6. Session Outcomes • Recognize your edge – the “secret sauce”; your authentic leadership attitude that drives innovation • Learn specific tactics on how to implement institutional change across a complex landscape
  7. 7. Session Outcomes • Learn specific tactics on how to implement institutional change across a complex landscape
  8. 8. Session Outcomes • Understand who your edges are or might be, how to embrace them, and how to help them thrive
  9. 9. Tenacious Persistent Have perspective Unflappable Inspired Inspiring Intuitive Who are your organization’s edges?
  10. 10. 8 Supports to Help the Edges Thrive 1. Hire them into your team or 2. Create cross-functional team to focus on new solutions 3. Give them innovation time 4. Tear down the cubicle walls 5. Empower them to form their own teams 6. Support their professional development 7. Encourage outside interests or consulting 8. Family first Help the Edges Thrive
  11. 11. A final word (and challenge) to women: Are you helping each other? “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” - Madeleine Albright, Former US Secretary of State From Keynote speech at “Celebrating Innovation” luncheon with the WNBA’s All-decade team, 2006
  12. 12. Questions? Jennifer Chesney Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy Twitter: @JGChesney #UAlberta Email: jchesney@ualberta.ca
  13. 13. Thank you! Jennifer Chesney Associate Vice-President, University Digital Strategy Twitter: @JGChesney #UAlberta Email: jchesney@ualberta.ca
  14. 14. Additional credits for photos used in this presentation: Unprofound.com, Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved Alchemist Bubble, by jim: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=alchemistbubble.jpg&photographer=jim Archway, by neglekt: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=archway.jpg&photographer=neglekt Control, by jim: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=control.jpg&photographer=jim Measured angles, by jim: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=measured-angles.jpg&photographer=jim Pie, by jim: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=pie.jpg&photographer=jim Plugin, by neglekt: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=plugin.jpg&photographer=neglekt Shhh, by jim: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=shhhh.jpg&photographer=jim Untitled, by anindya: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=IMG_8339.jpg&photographer=anindya Untitled, by anindya: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=143.jpg&photographer=anindya Unititled, by anindya: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=IMG_8436.jpg&photographer=anindya Walking down Fayette, by thomas: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=07OCT07-Walking-down-Fayette001.jpg&photographer=thomas Masks, by Catherine: http://www.unprofound.com/viewpic.php?pic=masks.jpg&photographer=catherine
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