Leading Cultures of Openness The Main Theme At ATD International Conference And Expo
A movement is afoot and the pendulum is swinging back. Leaders who foster environments of emotional safety, vulnerability and openness position their organizations for the greatest success in today’s relationship-based economy.
Next Element recently attended and exhibited at the International Convention and Expo for the Association for Talent Development. Here’s a great synopsis of the conference, including highlights of Simon Sinek’s keynote.
The response we received was overwhelming and affirming. In addition to receiving the “Best Newcomer of the Year” award, our message of Compassionate Accountability struck a resounding chord with attendees. Even the largest, most successful companies are tired of the status quo, tired of top-down leadership models, and hungry for new strategies to harness the positive power of conflict to create. Here are some of the reactions we received from learning and development directors representing the largest companies in the world:
“Where have you been all our life!”
“This is exactly what we are looking for.”
“Compassionate Accountability perfectly captures the outcomes we are seeking.”
“A comprehensive system that can be scaled at any level. It checks all the boxes.”
“Emotional conflict intelligence. What a novel concept!”
“Leading Out of Drama is what’s next!”
Next Element has been anticipating and preparing for this sea change, testing and refining our methods to meet the need. We are ready for the challenge and eager to join organizations seeking to build cultures of compassionate accountability.
Start your journey by reading our new book, Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading With Compassionate Accountability. Like Neil Maillet, Editorial Director, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, said, “Books don’t create movements. Movements create books.” This book is our effort to give traction to the movement.
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