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Lead by Letting Go: Launching Success in a Time of Change


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Opening Keynote for Women of the Channel West 2014. Looks at how we work, lead, learn, and mentor -- and what constraints we can let go of and what we must hold tight to.

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Lead by Letting Go: Launching Success in a Time of Change

  1. 1. Lead by Letting Go Launching Success in a Time of Change Terri Griffith
  2. 2. Have You Changed Jobs In the Last 2 Years?
  3. 3. // “The average 26-year-old …changed jobs an astounding seven times from age 18, in search of something more.”
  4. 4. Did You Work Away From Your Office Last Week?
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  6. 6. Are You in the Minority in Your Department?
  7. 7. LinkedIn Data
  8. 8. Lead by Letting Go Launching Success in a Time of Change
  9. 9. Lead Like a Pro How Great Executives, Team Leads, Equestrians, Golfers, Dancers, and You Do More With a Lighter Touch
  10. 10. Photo Credit: Cpl. Sean Capogreco Sgt. 1st Class Cheryl Stearns
  11. 11. Photo Credit: Steven Vance
  12. 12. Lead by Letting Go Launching Success in a Times of Change Terri Griffith
  13. 13. Photo Credit: Deepwater Horizon Response
  14. 14. Photo Credit: Beau Dacious
  15. 15. Wisdom
  16. 16. Photo Credit: Rob Shenk
  17. 17. Courage
  18. 18. Work Lead Learn Mentor
  19. 19. Be the CEO of Your Own Destiny
  20. 20. Trial Projects to Hire 140 Internal Blogs – Working in Public Sarah Rosso Global Services Manager
  21. 21. Photo credit: Yahoo, Inc.
  22. 22. How?
  23. 23. Process Tech People Listen Stop Look
  24. 24. Meeting Day in the Office Strict Job Boundary Or?
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  26. 26. Work Lead Learn Mentor
  27. 27. Let Go Of Routine “When you are involved in routine, you take away the intelligence of the people.” Rhonda Winter CIO, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  28. 28. “Remember that day, January 12th, when you peed on the carpet?”
  29. 29. “If I had my way I wouldn’t do annual reviews, if I felt that everybody would be more honest about positive and negative feedback along the way.”
  30. 30. Lead, Follow, and Get Out of the Way Mark Klein
  31. 31. Process Tech People Listen Stop Look
  32. 32. Feedback from Work Technology Support Supervisor Communication Location
  33. 33. Routine Artificial Feedback Position Leader Location Or?
  34. 34. Photo Credit: Jenn Durfey
  35. 35. Work Lead Learn Mentor
  36. 36. Serve the people who fit in this building Or serve the world?
  37. 37. Daphne Koller Online Learning as a Social Experience Photo Credit: American Council on Education
  38. 38. Do students “flatline” after their “terminal” degree?
  39. 39. Lifelong Learning Let Go of Strict Requirements for Traditional Degrees
  40. 40. Process Tech People Listen Stop Look
  41. 41. Lecture Classes Degree Requirement Or?
  42. 42. Photo Credit: Marianne Bevis
  43. 43. Work Lead Learn Mentor
  44. 44. Nilofer Merchant -- 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era
  45. 45. LinkedIn Data
  46. 46. New Platform Launches in September
  47. 47. Our Vision MentorNet envisions a diverse 21st Century STEM workforce in which all citizens contribute to innovation and experience prosperity
  48. 48. 92% of MentorNet’s Protégés graduate! And 50% explore job opportunities with their Mentor’s company
  49. 49. Peer Roles Across Career Stage Kathy Kram & Lynn Isabella Special Work / Family Competence Reassess Reviewing Past Collegial Defining Roles ID Ops Wisdom Consulting Information Learning Visibility Networking Maint. Of Knowledge Establishment Advancement Middle Late
  50. 50. Process Tech People Listen Stop Look
  51. 51. High Barrier to Entry Need to Mentor Down Or?
  52. 52. Photo Credit: Jurvetson
  53. 53. Work Lead Learn Mentor
  54. 54. TerriGriffith @TerriGriffith
  55. 55. Photo Credit: DarkDay