Pulling on research and client stories in the soon to be published book by Wiley: The End of Leadership As We Know It: What It Takes To Lead In Today’s Volatile and Complex World, Dr. Dan Fisher and Steve Garcia will review the ten classic traps that our clients are at risk of falling into and how you as a coach can assist these leaders with adopting more adaptive practices.
Dan Fisher, PhD is a co-founder and a managing partner at CLA, and co-founder and board member of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership. He too previously co-managed the leadership and organizational effectiveness practice at AlixPartners. He works as a trusted leadership advisor to CEOs and their teams, helping them to ensure they have the right players with the right habits and alignment on the right priorities. Prior to working exclusively with senior corporate leaders and their teams, Dan was a clinically trained trauma and forensic psychologist. He gained invaluable wisdom from working as an attending psychologist on New York Hospital’s world-renowned Burn Unit and in the New York City Court System.
He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a BS in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. He completed his post-doctoral studies at Cornell Medical College. He is a proud graduate of the Bronx High School of Science and devoted board member to the amazing non-profit Row New York. When he’s not working, he spends time with his family in New Jersey, works on refining his composting skills, and enjoys acting out his wife’s screenplays.
Steve Garcia, ED.D, MBA is a co-founder and a managing partner at Contemporary Leadership Advisors (CLA) where he helps clients lead faster, more adaptive organizations and higher impact organizations. He is also a co-founder and board member of the Institute for Contemporary Leadership, which convenes executives to explore the future of leadership. Previously, Steve helped run AlixPartners’ leadership and organizational effectiveness practice; developed SYNAPP, a people analytics platform acquired by Heidrick & Struggles; led product marketing for Nortel Networks’ digital switching, optical Ethernet, and voice-over-IP portfolios; and worked for the U.S. Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment.
He holds an MBA from The University of Virginia and an Ed.D. in Adult Learning from North Carolina State University, where he studied how organizations’ informal networks affect learning, change and innovation. When he’s not working, he spends time with his family in New Jersey, catching up on pop culture, and falling down mountains on his bike.
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