Center for High Performance
CFHP Center for High Performance
Issue No. 10 April 6, 2011


With the recent well-publicized ethical lapses in corporate America, I am more convinced than ever that the ability to hear and value the opinions of others is the key to business success. Effective collaboration helps senior leaders make good decisions, and save them from choices that may not be illegal, but are immoral.

Our new educational experience, "Leading Through Uncertainty," will teach participants a six-step collaboration model to encourage the flow of communication and solve complex problems. You will find more information below about the course, which will be held on October 25, 2011 at the Fortnightly Club in Chicago.

With kindest regards,

Have leaders lost their moral compass?

With corporate scandals seemingly as predictable as annual reports, we hear a great deal in the business media about loss of values and the accompanying lack of leadership in the corporate world. Some experts argue that the moral compass of business leaders is no longer pointing true north.

I am deeply concerned by this state of affairs and, like many others, have thought about how it came to be. Although certainly greed played a role, I think that a more pervasive problem is an unwillingness or inability on the part of senior leaders to hear the views of others. On the way to the corner office, they have come to believe that they should know all the answers. But in today's world, in which businesses must make complex decisions in the face of incomplete information and a rapidly changing landscape, no one can do it alone. Meaningful collaboration is the key to success. Read on to learn why.


Leading Through Uncertainty

The global economy is just beginning to emerge from the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression. Since 2008, the Center for High Performance has seen evidence that hard times are a fertile breeding ground for fear-based behavior. We have often seen leaders obsess about what they have to lose, rather than thinking rationally about what steps they need to take to win.

It is time for senior leaders to get past fear-based, emotionally driven behavior and focus on the proven factors that accelerate high performance, even in times of uncertainty: valuing people, optimizing critical thinking and seizing opportunities. It is time for executives to move beyond short-term thinking and concentrate on achieving long-term results.

Leading Through Uncertainty helps leaders confront harsh realities, adapt quickly to change and seize opportunities in the face of ambiguity.

Date: October 25, 2011

Location: Fortnightly Club, Chicago, IL

Early-bird Price: $825/attendee

Click here to visit our event page to obtain more information and register for the course.

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