CorpU Global Leadership Congress Day 2 Highlights
After a wonderful awards dinner last night, Day 2 (“Organizational Strategy Under Uncertainty”) began with Vice Dean, University of Pennsylvania, GSE Doug Lynch leading an energetic discussion of measurement and research as a way of mitigating uncertainty.
Dr. Joseph Ryan, Adjunct Professor, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, shared with us the value of strategic thinking and the use of “business horizons” to anticipate the road ahead. Very helpful was his coverage of consulting skills that enable CLOs to serve as a “trusted advisor” to senior executives.
After GLA-led discussions about application to our respective organizations, Dr. Mike Barger of JetBlue University (and a recent graduate of the Penn doctoral program in workplace learning leadership), shared his doctoral dissertation research, which addresses the use of a Learning Balanced Scorecard as a strategy to succeed in times of uncertainty.
The final speaker of the day was Dr. Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management, and Director, Center for Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania highlighted the challenges faced in delivering talent management on an uncertain age. His new book, The India Way, published this week by Harvard Business Press was a welcome gift. Until you pick up a copy of the book, be sure to read his related article, “Leadership Lessons From India” in this month’s Harvard Business Review.
Discussions and “teach backs” followed a full day of insights and “ah ha” moments. At the end of the day, participants celebrated the launch of Dr. Ed Betoff’s Leaders as Teachers Institute, the arrival of the CUX Leadership Talent Scorecard and a book signing with Ed Trolley for his book, Running Training Like A Business at a hosted cocktail party.