From Vision to Reality - Taking a Venerable Institute to a New Future: Lessons Learned from Maggie Little, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

May 21, 2012
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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When Maggie Little assumed directorship of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, she inherited a major transition -- and an opportunity to develop an innovative vision to carry the Institute into the rapidly changing future. First, Maggie had to rethink the funding model. Then, she needed to persuade the University and supporters to see the big vision that was evident to her and invest in it. Third, she needed to enlist her staff to create needed change while creating new capacities. Find out what Maggie did next and how she is leading one of the world’s premier bioethics institutes into a future that is even greater than its storied past. This program is a must-listen for any leader who has stepped into an established organization with the assignment to take it to the next level. Join Host Kate Ebner to discover what Maggie Little knows about leading change to manifest vision – real time!

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

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Kate Ebner

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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