THUNDER BAY, ON ------ February 3, 2012 --- The idea of leadership often produces an image of one leader and many followers, along with the belief that one person will effectively solve the problems that impact you, your organization, or your community. However, there is a leadership movement that is sweeping the globe, a grassroots initiative seeking motivated and like-minded individuals who are compelled to effect change in their communities. Could this be you?
This altered image of leadership, this innovative method that moves people to “walk out of limiting beliefs and assumptions and walk on to create healthy and resilient communities,” is why Leadership Thunder Bay has chosen world-renowned author and leadership consultant Margaret (Meg) Wheatley as their keynote speaker for the upcoming iLead: Innovation in Leadership conference, slated for April 2012. Wheatley’s concept of “leaders-as-hosts” delves into the realm of curious investigation: who lives in this community or works for this organization, what are their skills, and how can they play a part in creating successful solutions? Throughout the two-day conference, Wheatley will invite present and future leaders to loosen, rather than tighten, the reins and make space for others to contribute.
A new style of leadership is needed in these turbulent times… Will your organization rise to the challenge? Join Leadership Thunder Bay on April 25th and 26th and “dare to live the future now.” Visit www.leadershiptb.com/iLead to review programming details and register for this exciting event. Additional information on keynote speaker Margaret Wheatley can be found on her website, margaretwheatley.com.
Written By: Sarah Jane Walker