Leadership and Uncertainty: Peddling Honesty

On Friday, May 29, Kendra Ferris, Janet Frood, Melissa Malony, Maxwell Smith, and Julian Summerhayes joined me for the third conversation in the Leadership and Uncertainty series. Many valuable questions surfaced, such as: How do you engender a sense of legitimacy and accountability as a leader when you yourself cannot see the way forward? Is our assumption that “professionals” know the answers an obsolete myth? What and who is influencing a leader as they influence others — and to what extent is choosing one’s ‘inputs’ inseparable from the art of leadership itself?

The final three dialogues in the series are coming up this week:

Conversation 4 – Monday, June 1, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST (Register)
Conversation 5 – Tuesday, June 2, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST (Register)
Conversation 6 – Wednesday, June 3, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST (Register)

Kendra Ferris (@agirlwho_reads) works with curiosity and responsibility to advance equitable public services. She loves libraries and learning and the power of words to make connections and build bridges.

Janet Frood (@janetfrood) is the Founder of Horizon Leadership Institute. She is an internationally certified executive, leadership and team coach. She is a Certified Dare To Lead Facilitator trained by Brené Brown and delivers Dare To Lead™ programs focused on developing courage and resilience with leaders and teams.

Melissa Malony (@thehappyleader1) is the founder of Happy Leader Enterprises and the co-founder of All Women L.E.A.D. Her passion is helping people and helping others find happiness.

Maxwell Smith (@maxwellsmith), PhD, MSc, is an academic and clinical bioethicist. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Studies at Western University, where he is also cross-appointed in the Department of Philosophy.

Julian Summerhayes (@JuSummerhayes) is an in-house lawyer, coach and blogger. His thing is to invite a more beautiful question into our hearts, and then investigate what it means to live the question, as Rilke would say.

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