Robert Simpson, Jr., Co-founder and President, The Difference Leadership Group, works to strengthen the critical role that leaders play in supporting organizational resilience and transformation. As a leadership consultant and former health system CEO, he understands the challenges and benefits of leadership transformation. He is extremely effective in assisting new and seasoned leaders to accelerate their onboarding experience, setting early expectations for developing a leadership presence through effective communication and targeted skill acquisition.
Overview: The magic of this pandemic moment is that operating models have been unfrozen, perhaps more than in any time in a generation. The future of work must, therefore, reach beyond cost and efficiency to reconceptualize the transactional and transformational leadership skills required to reinforce the critical importance of purpose, value and meaning for employees.
Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this session, participants will learn how to:
- Re-focus their prior understanding of the importance of leaders balancing the transactional leadership skills of focus and drive with the transformational leadership skills of listening and mentoring.
- Understand how essential the effective management of grief and loss experienced by employees in this pandemic is to the continued creation of essential purpose and meaning.
- Reimagine former and future cultural norms of the workplace in order to create the feeling of connection and spontaneity in an organization where the work is accomplished both virtually and in person.
- Have a clear, well-specified purpose that states both how and why the company makes a positive impact on employees, the environment, and the community.