December 2, 2014 Forum

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What Leaders Do & Who They Are -- Part 1

This Forum is a two-part interactive discussion with leaders focusing on what they do day-to-day to create value, build trust, and get results. Learn from our panelists’ experience about empowerment, influence, service, managing change, developing talent, and balancing work with other life priorities. This conversation will continue at the next Forum on February 12. Please note: Both Forums will run from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

As the world is changing, leadership is no longer defined by what a single leader does, but by the ability to collaborate, motivate, and to manage networks. In this age of highly diverse teams, matrix structures, and global organizations, talent in network building is key to creating collaborative teams and a boundary-free organization. A more distributed view of leadership is needed—shifting the focus to an intricate and complex web of leaders who possess a range of abilities and experiences. Indeed, leadership has become more about service, about leadership of self, and very much about being authentic.

Panelists include

Griselda Aldrete
– Executive Director, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM); 2014 graduate of National Hispana Leadership Institute's Executive Leadership Program

Bob DeVita
– Founding CEO, Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative; former SVP & COO, Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group; currently Adjunct Instructor and Advisory Council member, UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business

Geneva Bolton Johnson - President & CEO, Family Service America; Board Chair, Women's Leadership Institute at Mount Mary College; Advisory Board, Harvard Business School


Susan Marshall
- Author, Speaker, and Founder of the Backbone Institute



It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - J.K Rowling

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant”. — Max DePree

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