The Columbus Way: Developing And Sustaining A Region

April 24, 2018
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Under Alex’s leadership, the city Columbus and the central Ohio Region have grown dramatically in ways that Harvard Business Review talks about as “The Columbus Way” in their case study about the Columbus Partnership, a group focused on increasing the vitality of the region. The Partnership originated with 8 CEOs and is now a group of 65. Alex will share the Columbus mindset and the fabric of the culture that makes others want to emulate it. He will also talk about the current and future focus as the leaders of Columbus and the region join together to address challenges faced across the country and globe by creating local solutions. Alex discusses: 1. The "Columbus Way" referenced in the HBR Case study; 2. How are the city, businesses, civic organizations and non-profits partnering to anticipate and proactively address disruption? 3. Biggest accomplishments; 4. Smart city project; 5. Biggest goals going forward Alex shares his insight in building and sustaining a thriving region.

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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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