Leading in Turbulent Times
The pace of change, the amount of complexity and continual turmoil our organizations are navigating is unprecedented. Leading in these times is both challenging and creates the need for some specific leadership skills and approaches. In this session, you’ll be able to :
- Identify a mind shift that helps you lead better when you are in unknown territory
- Develop strategies for managing ambiguity
- Reframe failing
- Know where to find focus, strength and flexibility during stressful times
Kris Taylor is the founder of Evergreen Leadership and co-founder of LEAP Consulting, two successful independent consultancies. Kris founded Evergreen Leadership based on her strong belief that the world is in desperate need of leaders at all levels who are effective our environment of complexity, uncertainty and unrelenting change. The combination of her focus on results and depth in adult learning and change enables her leadership development work, in any form, to be high impact, sustainable and focused on results that matter. Her firm specializes in fostering skills in agility, collaboration, relationship building, accountability and creativity. She is the author of The Leader’s Guide to Turbulent Times: a practical, easy-to-use guide to leading in today’s times and Owning It: Take Control of Your Life, Work and Career. After spending 14 years at RR Donnelley, a Fortune 200 company where she fulfilled several roles from Human Resources to Operations to a corporate role in Learning and Development. In 2004, Kris went out on her own and has been consistently earning over $100K per year. On the faculty of Purdue’s Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation for five years, Kris developed and taught a course on consulting, as well as a course entitled Your Entrepreneurial Career. It was there that she met Katie McNamee and together they co-founded LEAP Consulting in 2017 to enable other professionals considering, launching or growing small independent consulting practices with practical advice, support and guidance. She holds a Master’s Degree from Krannert Business School at Purdue University and did her undergraduate work at West Virginia University.