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  • We often describe the IOC experience as akin to enjoying your favorite tapas bar – where you pick what appeals in the moment, sample many things, and share some delicious bites and conversations with others who are like-minded, or be challenged by those who are not like-minded.

    What is on the IOC menu this month?
     

    Real-Time Leadership
    Well, first and foremost our IOC Founder, Carol Kauffman and her business partner David Noble release their new Harvard Business Publishing book on February 21st – titled Real-Time Leadership – you can pre-order now. In their January 2023 HBR magazine article, they introduce some of the book’s concepts: The Power of Options. You’ll find Carol’s voice in sharing morsels of science with the C-suite in a most engaging way. You can hear her voice in this month’s webinar on the new book. Enjoy David Noble’s voice, weaving the book’s DNA together, at our LinkedIn Live.

    It’s a feast - the whole tapas menu
    Registration is now open for our 14th annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Virtual Conference, titled: Innovation is our Future: Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare. Our world-class speakers, scientists, thought leaders and coaching scholars, will explore how we can bring new openness and generativity to coaching conversations and inspire the innovation of self, others and organizations. Innovation is our future, creating a vibrant and sustainable path in health care and leadership.

    A Love of Coaching
    With Valentine’s Day on our calendars, we can manifest our love affair with coaching by learning from Shonna Waters and Brodie Riordan and their new book (The Coaching Shift) on teaching everyone, particularly managers and leaders, how to fall in love with coaching techniques.

    Early in the New Year, Early in a New Career
    It’s early in the new year and that reminds us to understand the drivers of early success in a career, which of course can be applied every time you refresh a year, your career or help others do the same. Join Gorick Ng and Jeff Hull to discuss Gorick’s experience and book (The Unspoken Rules) on starting strong.

    Turning the Chronic Stress of Racism into Lasting Strength
    Our Chair and Co-Founder Margaret Moore joined a New Year podcast, Java with Jimmy, sponsored by MGH’s Office of Community Health and Health Equity, turning the rich conversation into an article that keeps Martin Luther King Day alive in our hearts and minds.

    Enjoy the delicious offerings.

  • Whitney Johnson interviewed Carol Kauffman and David Noble on Real-Time Leadership and how leaders can find their winning moves when the stakes are high. When the seas are in turmoil, how do you keep a steady hand on the tiller? We need to create space between what is thrown at us and how we respond. What makes a leader great under high stakes situations? David and Carol spent five years studying this question and created a 4 part model “MOVE” that helps leaders overcome their automatic reactions and find new ways to approach and solve challenges. Explore before if you have time, take our self assessment at RTLInstitute.com to see how it can pertain to you and Marshall Goldsmith interviewing us....

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  • As one of the co-founders of BetterUp, Eduardo has always believed in a mission to leverage technology that democratizes coaching and increases access. Today, with over two million coaching sessions and counting, BetterUp has the largest coaching data set in the world and a deep understanding of the impact of coaching on individuals and organizations. And as the new premier sponsor of the IOC, BetterUp is committed to advancing the coaching industry by broadening its focus on coaching science. Eduardo will share the BetterUp vision, and talk about the challenges and opportunities facing this fast-growing industry as it globalizes and becomes a true evidence-based profession....

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  • To thrive in complex and uncertain situations, we know that organizations do best when those at the ‘edges’ – who are close to customers and markets – can make decisions independently.  A few organizations are figuring out how to do this by creating ‘permissionless’ structures, in which teams can self-manage, which speeds up responsiveness and boosts their ability to serve customers well. We’ll chat about this new research which is described in a Harvard Business Review article just out this month!...

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  • Do you find yourself coaching people who are different from you? Perhaps they are of a different age, race, gender, or sexual orientation? As coaches, we pride ourselves on asking questions and listening so being different shouldn’t matter, right? Well, not exactly. We are still human. This interactive session will focus on the human side of coaching. You will specifically learn how implicit biases and blindspots may interfere with us building the most trustful coaching relationships possible with clients that are different from us. Participants will learn:...

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  • Photo of Jennifer Brown

    The mindset and skills needed to be an inclusive leader will be top of mind in nearly every organization as we move deeper into the twenty-first century and respond to the challenges we face both in society and in the workplace. But becoming an inclusive leader requires learning, reflection, and changing old habits and mindsets. For leadership coaches, this can be challenging work - it can be difficult to determine where to start and what to work toward....

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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 3:00am to 4:00am

    You are invited to join us on February 7, 2023 at 9:00am CET for the EMEA Café Roundtable, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Coaching Clients through Liminal Experiences

  • Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Including Yourself

    I invite you to join us on Friday, February 10th for Together at Home, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Including Yourself.

  • Photo of Gorick Ng
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    What does it take to succeed in today's mercurial, fast-changing disruptive work environment? Gorick Ng has the answer. 

    In this discussion, get a front row seat to the challenges, opportunities and unique situations that today's young people face as they embark on their post-pandemic careers, and learn how coaching and mentoring can truly make a difference: helping young professionals get on the right track right from the start!

  • In our recent New Year’s Java with Jimmy podcast, sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Office of Equity and Community Health, Jimmy and I explored the shifts that Black people have been experiencing each year in their relationship to the experience of racism since George Floyd was killed. Jimmy mentioned “good grief” as a helpful frame for the current experience of many, which includes gradual acceptance as a step toward healing and post-traumatic growth.

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  • Driving on an empty road in the mountains to the Future passing Present and leaving behind the Past.

    Becoming familiar with the predictable patterns that humans have for relating to their lives and listening for these patterns in our clients doesn’t mean we are diagnosing. It means we have a powerful lens through which to see our clients and what is unconscious to them about how they are experiencing their lives in patterned ways.

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  • The Institute for Contemporary Leadership is an applied-research learning center, whose mission is to enable senior leaders to make a step change in their leadership, and have a greater impact in their organizations and beyond. The Institute brings together preeminent thinkers and senior practitioners in human capital and leadership development, to explore the necessary factors for powerful growth in the critical capabilities required for leaders to adapt to the pace of contemporary change. The Institute provides a multifaceted platform for executives to push themselves through catalytic experiences with the intensive ongoing support of a diverse community of other committed leaders.

     

    IOC members receive discounts on ICL events and training programs. Reach out to ICL for more information at [email protected] or https://contemporaryleadership.com/institute

     

Director's Corner

  • We often describe the IOC experience as akin to enjoying your favorite tapas bar – where you pick what appeals in the moment, sample many things, and share some delicious bites and conversations with others who are like-minded, or be challenged by those who are not like-minded.

    What is on the IOC menu this month?
     

    Real-Time Leadership
    Well, first and foremost our IOC Founder, Carol Kauffman and her business partner David Noble release their new Harvard Business Publishing book on February 21st – titled Real-Time Leadership – you can pre-order now. In their January 2023 HBR magazine article, they introduce some of the book’s concepts: The Power of Options. You’ll find Carol’s voice in sharing morsels of science with the C-suite in a most engaging way. You can hear her voice in this month’s webinar on the new book. Enjoy David Noble’s voice, weaving the book’s DNA together, at our LinkedIn Live.

    It’s a feast - the whole tapas menu
    Registration is now open for our 14th annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare Virtual Conference, titled: Innovation is our Future: Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare. Our world-class speakers, scientists, thought leaders and coaching scholars, will explore how we can bring new openness and generativity to coaching conversations and inspire the innovation of self, others and organizations. Innovation is our future, creating a vibrant and sustainable path in health care and leadership.

    A Love of Coaching
    With Valentine’s Day on our calendars, we can manifest our love affair with coaching by learning from Shonna Waters and Brodie Riordan and their new book (The Coaching Shift) on teaching everyone, particularly managers and leaders, how to fall in love with coaching techniques.

    Early in the New Year, Early in a New Career
    It’s early in the new year and that reminds us to understand the drivers of early success in a career, which of course can be applied every time you refresh a year, your career or help others do the same. Join Gorick Ng and Jeff Hull to discuss Gorick’s experience and book (The Unspoken Rules) on starting strong.

    Turning the Chronic Stress of Racism into Lasting Strength
    Our Chair and Co-Founder Margaret Moore joined a New Year podcast, Java with Jimmy, sponsored by MGH’s Office of Community Health and Health Equity, turning the rich conversation into an article that keeps Martin Luther King Day alive in our hearts and minds.

    Enjoy the delicious offerings.

Videos

  • Whitney Johnson interviewed Carol Kauffman and David Noble on Real-Time Leadership and how leaders can find their winning moves when the stakes are high. When the seas are in turmoil, how do you keep a steady hand on the tiller? We need to create space between what is thrown at us and how we respond. What makes a leader great under high stakes situations? David and Carol spent five years studying this question and created a 4 part model “MOVE” that helps leaders overcome their automatic reactions and find new ways to approach and solve challenges. Explore before if you have time, take our self assessment at RTLInstitute.com to see how it can pertain to you and Marshall Goldsmith interviewing us....

    Share
    /
  • As one of the co-founders of BetterUp, Eduardo has always believed in a mission to leverage technology that democratizes coaching and increases access. Today, with over two million coaching sessions and counting, BetterUp has the largest coaching data set in the world and a deep understanding of the impact of coaching on individuals and organizations. And as the new premier sponsor of the IOC, BetterUp is committed to advancing the coaching industry by broadening its focus on coaching science. Eduardo will share the BetterUp vision, and talk about the challenges and opportunities facing this fast-growing industry as it globalizes and becomes a true evidence-based profession....

    Share
    /
  • To thrive in complex and uncertain situations, we know that organizations do best when those at the ‘edges’ – who are close to customers and markets – can make decisions independently.  A few organizations are figuring out how to do this by creating ‘permissionless’ structures, in which teams can self-manage, which speeds up responsiveness and boosts their ability to serve customers well. We’ll chat about this new research which is described in a Harvard Business Review article just out this month!...

    Share
    /
  • Do you find yourself coaching people who are different from you? Perhaps they are of a different age, race, gender, or sexual orientation? As coaches, we pride ourselves on asking questions and listening so being different shouldn’t matter, right? Well, not exactly. We are still human. This interactive session will focus on the human side of coaching. You will specifically learn how implicit biases and blindspots may interfere with us building the most trustful coaching relationships possible with clients that are different from us. Participants will learn:...

    Share
    /
  • Photo of Jennifer Brown

    The mindset and skills needed to be an inclusive leader will be top of mind in nearly every organization as we move deeper into the twenty-first century and respond to the challenges we face both in society and in the workplace. But becoming an inclusive leader requires learning, reflection, and changing old habits and mindsets. For leadership coaches, this can be challenging work - it can be difficult to determine where to start and what to work toward....

    Share
    /

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News & Events

  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 3:00am to 4:00am

    You are invited to join us on February 7, 2023 at 9:00am CET for the EMEA Café Roundtable, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Coaching Clients through Liminal Experiences

  • Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Including Yourself

    I invite you to join us on Friday, February 10th for Together at Home, a free monthly, one hour, live virtual meeting with the intention to explore our experience and to connect with each other and ourselves. This month, we will explore: Including Yourself.

  • Photo of Gorick Ng
    Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

    What does it take to succeed in today's mercurial, fast-changing disruptive work environment? Gorick Ng has the answer. 

    In this discussion, get a front row seat to the challenges, opportunities and unique situations that today's young people face as they embark on their post-pandemic careers, and learn how coaching and mentoring can truly make a difference: helping young professionals get on the right track right from the start!

Sponsor

  • The Institute for Contemporary Leadership is an applied-research learning center, whose mission is to enable senior leaders to make a step change in their leadership, and have a greater impact in their organizations and beyond. The Institute brings together preeminent thinkers and senior practitioners in human capital and leadership development, to explore the necessary factors for powerful growth in the critical capabilities required for leaders to adapt to the pace of contemporary change. The Institute provides a multifaceted platform for executives to push themselves through catalytic experiences with the intensive ongoing support of a diverse community of other committed leaders.

     

    IOC members receive discounts on ICL events and training programs. Reach out to ICL for more information at [email protected] or https://contemporaryleadership.com/institute