Searchlight Newsletter – Q2 2016
A Message from Keith Pearson, President & CEO
With just a few months to go before we cast our ballots, many of us are spending a lot of time thinking about the character traits we’d like to see in our next president. If we look back on our country’s presidents, we see how many of them overcame tremendous odds by drawing upon their personal strengths, leaving our country safer and better than they found it.
Boston spent two years interviewing other historians and White House insiders to help bring presidential history to life. Talmage’s new book will be released in September, but in the meantime, we invited him to our Q2 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast to talk about past presidents’ most valuable traits and how we can all apply these Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership to more effectively lead within our own organizations. Don’t miss the summary of the discussion in this issue of Searchlight.
In This Issue
Quarterly Spotlight Series Breakfast:
Picking a President: Does Your Candidate Really Have What It Takes to Lead?
In the White House, as in business, it takes a great leader to overcome challenges, inspire people and do the right thing against all odds. But what traits, exactly, make a leader great? At Pearson Partners’ Q2 2016 Spotlight SeriesSM breakfast, author, lawyer and presidential historian Talmage Boston shared his Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership, culled from interviews featured in his soon-to-be-released book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents.Read More
Tips from the Leadership Coach:
A Four-Step Strategy for Change Management
Change is inevitable, and organizations can either take control of it or be controlled by it. But managing change isn’t easy. Organizational leaders must first gain a deep understanding of current conditions and try to predict the future, then decide what actions to take and how to overcome any resistance or challenges along the way. Pearson Partners’ Managing Director of Professional Services, Lisa Thompson, offers ideas for how to forecast the future, challenge assumptions, overcome inertia, and keep a change initiative moving forward. Read her tips.Read More
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