We have spent years developing ourselves as leaders but it is time to ask, do the traditional rules still apply today? What about tomorrow and beyond? Technology has affected key tools in our arsenal including communication, patience and information retrieval. A new workforce is pounding on our doors and they are fluent in technology. Is there a case for adjusting leadership style and mentality for the new times and talent? Each day, we move further away from the time of leadership greats like Andrew Carnegie and Ray Kroc. What elements of their legacy are truly timeless? In this session we will examine the essential concerns leaders today must face to continue inspiring and executing.
6:00 - 6:30pm - Gathering
6:30 - 7:30pm - Panel Discussion
JOHN C. BYRNE is a Professor and Graduate Program Chair in the Department of Management and Management Science at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in New York. John teaches courses on the graduate and post graduate level in Innovation and Technology Management, Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior and holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. At Stevens, John led classes on leadership development and training. Prior to his academic career, Byrne spent more than 30 years in several technology fields: biotechnology, electronic instrument manufacturing and precision optics. He managed capital biotechnology projects for many of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, and acted as a corporate and technical liaison with facilities in France, Switzerland and England. John maintains a consulting practice addressing the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries and publishes on organizational learning, project management, emotional intelligence and peer feedback.
JIM MILLER is a leader in building world-class businesses and life-long customer relationships with luxury consumers and partners to achieve the highest levels of measured profit, sales performance and overall customer satisfaction. His relevant experience, leadership and contributions to the growth of world-class brands include Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton Moet Henessey (LVMH) and Target where his roles ranged from President and CEO, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and General Manager. Currently he is Chairman of DigiPowers, Inc. and lives in New York with his wife Julia.
ANTHONY SMITH, Harvard Class of ’69, co-founded VSA Consulting Group in 1991. He is an advocate, practitioner, and master coach of breakthrough leadership, which empowers the performance of corporate CEOs, executives, public leaders, and entrepreneurs to reach business success that exceeds any reasonable expectation. Applying VSA coaching approaches, Tony “un-hooks” clients from the constraints the past has had on fulfilling their bold strategic commitments. His work breaks open client creativity, vision, and effectiveness in such areas as: sales and marketing; leadership and teamwork; business operations that enable and realize strategic vision; innovative financing; and the wise and timely development of people as creative assets.
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