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Back2Better Webinar: Times of Complexity Call for Caring Leadership with Dan Pontefract

There are only two kinds of leadership in this world: leading self and leading others. It’s that simple, only two. Your ultimate goal is to master and deliver on them both. In the midst of a pandemic, times are as complex as ever. Now, more than ever, how you lead yourself and others might become the defining moment of your leadership career.

Nine key leadership lessons make up a leader who cares. Considerate and engaging leaders—ones who fully understand the critical importance of crafting meaningful, respectful relationships among all stakeholders—are leaders who know how to handle events such as pandemics, working from home, and other bumps that require a deeper form of resilience.

Every human interaction is crucial. Every exchange can be mutually beneficial. The nine leadership lessons we will discuss in this webinar center on your willingness to:

  • Be relatable and empathetic
  • Act not out of ego but out of purpose
  • Share knowledge to build a wise organization
  • Stay present and attentive to the needs of others
  • Embrace change and the opportunity for growth it offers
  • Stay curious and adopt lifelong learning
  • Think and act with clarity
  • Commit to balance and inclusivity in all your dealings
  • Act with humility and thoughtfulness

The bottom line is that when you care enough to champion others, the workplace becomes happily engaged, and your organization benefits in more ways than one. The pandemic is complex, if not cruel; our leadership matters more than ever.

Dan Pontefract is a leadership strategist, keynote speaker, best-selling author and he founded the Pontefract Group in 2014. The four books he authored, LEAD. CARE. WIN., OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, and FLAT ARMY, are all critically acclaimed and best-sellers. His third book, OPEN TO THINK, is the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year winner and the 2019 Axiom Business Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Leadership category.

A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.

Sign up to join the webinar on February 3rd at 11 am EST:

Dan Pontefract

About Back2Better

We are excited to partner up with Executive Networks to bring an exclusive collection of new resources for navigating change through the Back2Better webinar series, which includes 50 Webinars in 50 Weeks. The series officially kicked off in September 2020 and focuses on real-time actionable insights from the world’s top business leaders, academics, and HR thought leaders that help organizations adapt and evolve to the new future of work.

A catalyst for deeper exploration of the world of work, Back2Better is a platform for community knowledge-sharing that will help prepare forward-thinking organizations and their leaders to evolve and grow in the months to come. Through informative webinars delivered over the course of 50 weeks, this program covers timely topics selected moment to moment through a process informed by Executive Network member surveys, research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, and insights from an esteemed advisory board. This is your opportunity to explore how you can adapt to the future of HR post-COVID with leading business professionals from Harvard, NYU, Amazon, and other top institutions and organizations.

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