ILA - Being the Living Model for Reimagining Leadership Together

April 12, 2022
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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The International Leadership Association (ILA) exemplifies a model for Anti-fragile. They imagine what is possible for global leaders focused on global challenges. They are an imagination-driven organization. For the 2021 annual conference, they chose Geneva, Switzerland. They leveraged Geneva being the city with the largest number of multi-lateral organizations in the world and Switzerland is ranked #1 as the most innovative economy in the world as the location to convene and create the space for leaders to grapple with the complex challenges they face. The ILA's key initiatives are: 1. Global leadership initiative 2. Power of purpose 3. Guiding standards and general leadership projects The theme for the 2021 conference was Reimagining Leadership and they were challenged to reimagine how to implement the conference in the new Covid-era. They developed the High Flex model and realized a successful hybrid conference. Cynthia Cherrey, President and CEO of the International Leadership Association, and Mike Hardy, Professor at Coventry University and Board Chair of ILA, join Maureen to share how the ILA is being a living model for reimagining leadership together.

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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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