Webinar: Real-Time Leadership: What to do when you get to the top of the house!

February 21, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Getting to the top of the house is a massive new opportunity, and the greatest risk. Our HBR Press book, Real-time Leadership, takes up where the classic first 90 days ends.  We take a new look from the perspective of our MOVE model to help leaders make it to and stay at the top of the house. It applies to CEOs and to high performers taking their first big role.

We will quickly introduce our 4-part framework on Real-Time leadership and quickly pivot to showing you how to use it to help the leaders you coach.

MOVE in a nutshell: Leaders need to be Mindfully Alert, open and agile to priorities on what to get done, how to develop and how to connect with others. Then we look at the power of Options where we offer a guide to generate four approaches to any challenge. Then leaders need to Validate their vantage point and know where they might not see clearly and then to Engage and Effect Change with all stakeholders to send out the right messages and the right intensity with the right timing.

Stepping into a big role requires a new identity, increased self-awareness, and a big shift in the way of seeing the world. It can lead to crushing pressures and the need to re-orient yourself as your relationships and business demands shift. It’s a triple play of managing the external, internal and interpersonal demands you must now meet.

To do this you must make the space between stimulus and response – what is thrown at you and how, or if, you catch it. Successful leaders have developed high-level reflexes but when you rise further you need to learn to transcend them and not let your default reactions dictate what you do next.

Our hope is to help you rise to the top of your game and be of most service to your clients.

Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of inclusive leadership and tools and strategies they can use immediately to help their clients progress toward becoming more inclusive leaders.

To get a head start, please take our self-assessment to get a head start from our webinar and an overview of our approach or watch Marshall Goldsmith interviewing us on the model

This is a public webinar.

Presenters: David Noble, Carol Kauffman


David is a coach, leadership advisor and strategist. He works with CEO’s and their teams, Boards of Directors, investors and star athletes to help them identify, clarify and resolve their most important leadership issues. He founded his boutique VIEW Advisors in 2009 and is also engaged as a senior advisor to several global professional services firms, including Egon Zehnder and Oliver Wyman Group. Thinkers 50 named David as one of the world’s top coaches. He is also active in the not-for-profit world as an advisor, and lives in New York and Miami Beach.  

Previously, David was a Managing Partner at two global strategy consulting firms, and before that he was a senior executive at two top tier financial institutions. As an operating executive he held several diverse roles including global P&L business line responsibility,  and specialty positions such as CEO of the world’s first digital bank, and head of the world’s first digital brokerage. David has lived and worked in China and Canada as well as the US. He has a Master’s in International Management from McGill, a Master’s in Economics from Queen’s University at Kingston, and a first class honors BA in Economics from the University of British Columbia. 

Carol is the Founder of the Institute of Coaching with Margaret Moore and Susan David. 

She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School and a Senior Leadership Advisor at Egon Zehnder. In 2009 she received a gift from the Harnisch Foundation for $2,000,000 to launch the IOC and we are now a community of over 20,000. 

She is known globally as one of the top leaders in the field of coaching. Thinkers 50 shortlisted her as one of the top 8 coaches in the world for her contribution to thought leadership and coach. With over 40,000 hours of client contact she is described as a lateral thinker who pushes the edges with a sense of humor and can disrupt people out of their comfort zone. Her client roster included many CEOs of Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 and their teams. 

Her book with David Noble, Real-Time Leadership: Find your winning moves when the stakes are high is published by Harvard Business Review. Dr. Kauffman was also the founding editor in chief of Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice with Tatiana Bachkirova. It was the first peer-reviewed journal from a major publishing house. 

Learn more about her at CarolKauffman.com