The Nexis of Leadership and Practice - Royal Dutch Shell and ILA

March 27, 2018
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Jeroen van der Veer talks about his leadership strategy when you are talking about moving from A to B. Some of his key points about senior leadership are: 1. ensure you direction is very clear, 2. keep it simple, 3. focus on clear and simple communications. Then middle management translates the top leader messages to the middle level teams and create accountability. Harvest lessons learned with brutal honesty then focus on the future! We then shift focus and Cynthia Cherrey talks about her take away from the conference focusing on Leadership in Turbulent times. She brilliantly weaves together key themes from across the range of presenters that focused on thriving in times of turbulence and leveraging the chaos to create a better world now and in the future. Her comments include a recognition of the importance of leadership and the many different and nuanced roles of leaders. She also looks at the rich interplay between leaders, their organizations and their communities.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.

Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.

Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.

As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.

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