DESIGN AND LEAD 21ST CENTURY ORGANIZATIONS

Offered as a custom program or as part of Northwestern University's Leading into the Future executive programCan be customized for your organization.

  • The Demands on 21st Century Organization

  • Designing the Agile, Connected Organization

  • Leading the Agile, Connected Organization -- Execution on 21st Century Practices

  • Scanning the Future

INNOVATION SILICON VALLEY STYLE

Where do innovations come from? Find the best answer for your setting and learn about innovative strategies from Silicon Valley companies. Prizes, crowdsourcing, platforms for innovation - leverage your people, technology, and organizational process to make innovation a constant in your organization.

MANAGE AND LEAD WITH ALL OF YOUR RESOURCES: BECOMING A 'PLUGGED-IN' MANAGER

Employees can’t leverage all their resources if their leaders aren’t thinking about how to mix together people, technology, and process (pdf, related article in Leadership Excellence).

SUPPORTING VIRTUAL TEAMS WITH PLUGGED-IN MANAGEMENT

Most of us work in some form of a virtual team. This means that every day we are confronted with decisions about where and how to work. Learn to make good choices for your personal work situation and share the outcomes with your organization and partners.

LEAD BY LETTING GO

Lead by Letting Go, or if that's too extreme, Lead Like a Pro, is a great topic for energizing your customers, kicking off a change effort, or even just starting a new quarter. In today’s economy, corporations and their leaders have something in common: they both must be agile, ready to respond to change driven by global trends, shifts in corporate direction and new technology.

For both, staying in one place — physically or psychically — is a recipe for obsolescence or failure.

Achieving the many levels of management agility you need requires what I call “leading by letting go.” Hold tight to your values, relationships, and tight focus of performance. Let go of 20th century management constraints that are holding you back.