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The game has gotten more complex: time and geography, increased complexity and rate of change, working with virtual and global teams, the demand to both hit their numbers yet think forward together are challenges for almost every leadership and functional team. Their world keeps changing - but do the teams change?
Classic high-performance teams, though important, were not designed for the complex, uncertain world of today. While they provide a solid foundation and are a "ticket of admission" they miss some of the characteristics for succeeding in today's business climate.
Lawrence Levin, Ph.D., a highly experienced global consultant and executive coach has created a process designed to move strong leadership teams from groups of very competent and hard-working leaders into "Top Teams."
Dr. Levin will present and discuss his views of and experience in working with senior and global teams. He will present his Global Team Assessment™ (GT2A) as a way of driving dialogue among smart, committed leaders to move them into becoming exceptional Top Teams.
His session will provide participants at Metro with the following:
- A new paradigm for working with Leadership and Functional teams
- Key questions to ask whether working for or working in mission-critical teams
- Methods about how to address issues of candor, courage, and trust
- Best and evolving practices in working with global virtual teams
- Ways to make good teams even better
As Marshall Goldsmith said, "Simply put, Top Teaming is about how good teams get even better to become great teams."<Register>
Dr. Lawrence S. Levin is an international consultant and executive coach specializing in increasing the leadership capabilities of experienced leaders and their teams. He coaches executives in Global 500 firms to increase their leadership capabilities, navigate within the multicultural environment, move effectively into new roles, and build diverse teams to work better across functions and evolving business climates.
His clients are senior leaders and their teams in Global 500 companies who must plan strategic direction and implement critical business initiatives within an environment of change and increasing complexity. His primary focus is on understanding and improving the dynamics and capabilities of executive teams, utilizing team-based interventions and coaching to drive business success and improve C-level effectiveness. He also specializes in accelerating significant change within complicated systems, usually as a result of rapid growth, major technology insertions, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex culture-changing initiatives. As President and Founder of The Levin Group LLC and a former partner in Mercer Delta consulting, Larry has worked extensively with leaders from Vice President to C-level in complex, global companies encompassing technology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and professional services firms as well as manufacturing, bioscience, academic, and governmental institutions.
Dr. Levin is the author of Top Teaming: A Roadmap for Teams Navigating the Now, the New, and the Next, a contributing author of Coaching for Leadership (3rd Edition): Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches, and the Top Teaming Assessment.
METRO Career Day 2014
Career Day 2014 will take place on March 7, 2014! METRO has developed a program that explores major career options available to I/O and OD professionals, students, and those looking to make career transitions. Join us to hear early career and senior practitioners discuss the knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics that employers are seeking and how they go about identifying suitable candidates. In addition, hear about the latest trends in the job market and the ins and outs of the job search from recent job seekers. Advanced registration is required for this event.
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Using Innovative Career Tools in a Complex Organization
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