Duration: 1 hour
Premium Members Price: $36
Drawing from the nationally acclaimed book, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives, this new Leading Effectively webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) challenges participants to create lives and work of purpose, service, and significance. With a solid understanding of strengths, passions, and values and a clear vision of the future you want, leaders can best work towards goals that help you achieve “the good life.” By living and working in such an intentional manner and knowing the right questions to ask, you can better inspire teams to align their work with their strengths, passion, and purpose, and in turn, more fully commit to a set of short term and long-term goals that are guaranteed to improve organizational performance.
In this session you will learn:
- To define what it means to be a “life entrepreneur” (i.e. creating a life of significance through opportunity recognition, innovation, and action) and applying it to your own journey
- To align your team’s strengths, passions, and purpose with longer-term organizational goals
- To set measurable and time-bound incremental goals with your team to increase overall performance
- To integrate your life and your work so both work towards your purpose
Christopher Gergen is founding partner of New Mountain Ventures and co-author of Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives. He is also Director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative at Duke University (the university's undergraduate social entrepreneurship program) within the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy's Hart Leadership Program. Additionally, Christopher is the co-founder and chairman of SMARTHINKING, the leading online tutoring provider globally—serving over 200,000 students from more than 1,000 universities, colleges, and high schools. Other entrepreneurial ventures include starting a coffeehouse/bar dedicated to promoting the arts and music in Santiago, Chile and helping to launch the "Entrepreneur Corps"—a national service initiative sponsored by AmeriCorps*VISTA that placed 400 full-time business volunteers for a year of service in over 90 nonprofit organizations across the country. Christopher is also the founding director of LEAD!, a nonprofit leadership, entrepreneurship, and service program for Gonzaga College high school students in Washington, D.C. and a founding board member of the E.L. Haynes Public Charter School also in D.C. Christopher is an advisor to BUILD.org, an innovative nonprofit that readies urban youth for college through real-world entrepreneurship experiences, and Root Cause, a national nonprofit that works with social innovators and investors to create enduring social impact. Christopher received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Duke University, a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University, and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University. He lives with his wife and two children in Washington, D.C.