Joe Gerstandt

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Joe Gerstandt
Impact Session, Leadership
Title :Author and Thought Leader
Organization:http://www.joegerstandt.com/

Brave New Leadership: The Authenticity Advantage
Wednesday, April 5
3:15 - 5:15 PM

We live in a time of great change as markets continue to evolve, and demographics continue to shift. Technology relentlessly disrupts how we interact, how we work, live, consume, share and decide. With every passing day we look to an increasingly antiquated approach to leadership for guidance. We are today asking the body of work that brought us efficiency, predictability and consistency to now give us inclusion and innovation to predictably mediocre results. Informed by behavioral science, this interactive session considers a new leadership rooted in authenticity and oriented toward inclusion and innovation.

Participants will:

  • Consider a working definition for authenticity and a 4 step framework for pursuing greater authenticity.
  • Examine the role played by authenticity and inclusion in driving greater innovation.
  • Re-design a generic aspect of the work experience to produce more innovative results.

Joe Gerstandt brings new clarity and fresh practices to diversity and inclusion work.  Joe has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in  between. He speaks at numerous conferences and blogs at joegerstandt.com. He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in numerous diversity and nonprofit focused publications. He co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Joe served four years in the United States Marine Corps, including participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and then spent 6 years working in management and business development  for technology and communication companies. He then made a career change and went to  work for a grassroots non-profit organization doing HIV and STD prevention work, and this is where he found himself drawn to issues related to diversity and inclusion.

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