Leadership in a Time of Change

2018

Leadership in a Time of Change

What are the most challenging issues facing leaders today? Conventional wisdom looks to straightforward attributes such as maintaining shareholder values, bottom-line efficiency, managing relationships, and, simply stated, “getting s**t done”. But these are not conventional times. The national mood around our leaders — from the realms of business and politics, education, the media, science, and even nonprofits — is increasingly cynical. More than ever, today’s successful leaders must prove not only their integrity, sense of purpose, strength of vision, and management skills, but also demonstrate a firm grasp of the economic, social, and cultural changes rippling through our society; an inclusiveness that responds to our changing demographics; and, perhaps most important, a steady hand on the wheel to weather whatever storms may lie ahead. This summer, we’ve invited a varied group of leaders from “C-suites” and other corridors of power to join us for a series of candid talks and interviews about the world they see around them, the one on the horizon, and the challenges and opportunities they face each and every day.

Track Events

Can Character be Learned?
No Small Feat: Lessons on Entrepreneurship from Shoe Designer Stuart Weitzman
Coding Is the New Civics: Leadership Lessons from a Top Social Entrepreneur
The 21st Century CEO: It’s Not All the Bottom Line
2018 Festival 1 and Festival 2