Feb 10, 2015
Sponsor companies may send 4 participants.
Partner business schools may send 1 participant
In April of 2004, ICEDR Founder and President Doug Ready wrote an article for Sloan Management Review, Leading at the Enterprise Level, which introduced the concept of leaders who are able to juggle the often-conflicting needs and priorities of unit or division vs. the whole. They are accountable for the economic and social welfare of the enterprise, across businesses, functions, and locations. This involves tricky tradeoffs, as they are still accountable for delivering their own numbers and may need to make some sacrifices for the benefit of the enterprise as a whole. “Enterprise leader” isn’t a job title but rather a mindset.
But ten years after Doug Ready's article was written, companies still have trouble developing leaders who are able to systematically think across silos. In our search of the literature and conversations with company executives, we have found broad acceptance of the concept but no advice on how to get there. Why is it so hard? We don’t blame the leaders themselves, though it requires courage, training, and practice. We think the larger culprit is embedded organizational dynamics.
Therefore, ICEDR is in the midst of a research project to uncover this rare breed of leader and study how companies develop them and put into place the organizational policies and practices that support these new behaviors. At this ICEDR program, we will look at organizational dynamics such as metrics, compensation systems, messaging, and also best practices on how to offer effective development to the leaders themselves; the right combination of experience, formal learning, and coaching. This program will be a forum for idea exchange, networking and discussion and will include ample time to discuss your challenges and innovations related to developing enterprise leaders.
- Learn how leading companies are developing enterprise leaders and what organizational policies and practices they are putting in place
- Understand what is the right combination of experience, formal learning and coaching for enterprise leaders
- Discuss how to build the "building" and "brokering" capabilities of enterprise leaders
Who Should Attend
Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.
This ICEDR program is intended for individuals who are, for example:
- An HR professional charged with developing the senior leadership team of their organization
- A Regional HR head or one or two moves away from the top HR job in their region
- Head of the HR function for a business unit
- Global HR Directors, responsible for a component of the corporate HR operation worldwide
Founder & President, ICEDR
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School
Douglas A. Ready is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is Founder and President of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), which develops senior level and next generation HR executives at leading global companies. Doug also served as Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Doug is an active consultant, helping CEOs, top teams, and senior executives develop organizational and leadership resources, and HR development practices, to sustain global competitiveness. He has recently worked with the top teams at Hess, HSBC, RBC, and PwC, helping them build the leadership and organizational capabilities for their newly reconfigured firms.
Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He has authored a number of highly popular Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review articles, including: “Developing The Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders,” “Building a Game-Changing Talent Strategy,” “The Power of Collective Ambition,” “Are You a High Potential?” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” “Enabling Bold Visions,” “Make Your Company a Talent Factory,” “How to Grow Great Leaders,” and “Leading at the Enterprise Level.” In 2013 and 2015, he was named to the Thinkers50 list, the premier global ranking of management thinkers.
Chairman and CEO, Pivot
Dr. David Dotlich is the chairman and CEO of Pivot, a strategic leadership boutique that develops corporate strategy and executive development programs for Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Nike, Microsoft, KKR, Aetna, Best Buy, DPDHL, AbbVie, Ericsson, and many others. A successful entrepreneur who has founded and run two large independent companies, he advises CEOs and boards on issues of talent, leadership, and strategy.
Named one of the Top 50 Coaches in the United States, Dr. Dotlich is former executive vice president of Honeywell International, founder and former president of CDR International and Delta Executive Learning Center, and former president of Mercer Delta Consulting.
Dr. Dotlich is the co-author of 11 best-selling books, including his latest, The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems; Head, Heart, and Guts: How the World’s Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders; Why CEOs Fail; Action Coaching; Unnatural Leadership; Action Learning: How the World’s Top Companies Are Re-Creating Their Leaders and Themselves; Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader; and Leading in Times of Crisis: How to Navigate Complexity, Diversity, and Uncertainty to Save Your Company, which has been translated into ten languages. He is the co-editor of the Pfeiffer Leadership Development Annual, a yearly compilation of the research findings and practices of the foremost thinkers and practitioners in the field of leadership development throughout the world.
A certified psychologist in career development, life planning, and numerous psychological inventories, Dr. Dotlich was a founding partner of CDR International, which was acquired by Marsh McLennan. Previously he was an executive vice president of Groupe Bull S.A., a global computer manufacturer headquartered in Paris with 45,000 employees worldwide. Earlier in his career, Dr. Dotlich was a professor at the University of Minnesota, teaching at the business school and in the Speech Communication Department. Additionally, he was the executive director of the Michigan Business School Human Resource Partnership. David’s interest in people development began early, with a position as a social worker in the Cincinnati inner city through an Edmund James Fellowship from the University of Illinois. He pursued this interest while working on his MA degree in race relations at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. There, he conducted survey research on racial attitudes in the African townships and began an overland tour company, driving throughout Africa between Johannesburg and London and back. He completed his MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota, where he was selected Outstanding Graduate Student of the University. He has also completed the INSEAD Executive Program.
He has served on the Board of Directors for Schmitt Industries, a public company, and the Boards of Directors for Voyageurs Outward Bound and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis.
Chief Executive Officer, McCann
A hands-on CEO with a passion for strategic excellence (he is, after all, a planner by training), Ash was part of the SMART team that oversaw the transformation of McCann into Australia’s most awarded agency of 2013. He began his career as part of Ogilvy & Mather London and he has since worked in four continents across numerous brands, including stints client side at Virgin Group and running a record label and technology start-up (back in ’97).
His experience spans technology, telecommunications, financial services, entertainment, automotive, FMCG and beer, and along the way he has collected awards from the IPA, Account Planning Group, Effies and Campaign. Ash counts himself lucky to have worked with clients such as Suncorp, Vodafone, ANZ, J&J, Nestlé, Adidas, Holden, Foxtel, Federal Government and State Governments, Disney, Intel, Google and Coca-Cola – including the successful relaunch of Mother Energy.
Another of Ash’s passions is playing football. Although a recent on-field injury has left him contemplating retirement, he hopes it doesn’t affect his love of motorbikes and the snow.
GM and CEO, UBank
With 17 years and a breadth of experience in international banking and finance, Lee is a well-rounded banking executive. She has held senior positions across marketing, risk, payments and strategy and has led large client teams across retail, agriculture, and business banking in NZ and the US. Currently Lee is the General Manager and CEO of UBank.
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
-Therese Levi, Director Key Clients & Custom Solutions, AGSM Executive Education
-Joanne Hering, Director of Projects, ICEDR
9:45-11:00 The Enterprise Leader’s Job - Fact and Fiction
-Professor Doug Ready, President, ICEDR and Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan
11:20-12:00 Group Discussion: Key Challenges of Leading at the Enterprise Level
12:45-2:15 The Unfinished Leader - Understanding the Paradoxes that Characterize the Enterprise Leader’s Role
-David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO, Pivot Leadership
2:45-4:00 Enterprise Leaders Panel - Impressions from Those Who Are Doing It!
-Lee Hatton, GM and CEO, UBank
-Ash Farr, Chief Executive Officer, McCann
4:00-4:15 Summary and Close
-Frank Kennedy, Executive Director, AGSM Executive Education
This ICEDR Program will take place on February 10 at AGSM’s CBD Campus at 1 O’Connell Street, Level 6 in Sydney. Registration will begin at 9:00. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 to pick up your materials and to enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:30 and end at 4:15
AGSM Sydney CBD Campus
1 O’Connell Street, Level 6
Classroom: Theatres 1&2
Sydney, NSW 2000
ph: +61-2-9931-9333 (for emergencies only)
The program will be held at AGSM Sydney CBD Campus, a state-of-the-art conference facility in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District.
The AGSM Sydney CBD Campus and the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney are both located on O’Connell Street in downtown Sydney. The Campus and hotel are within a short walk of each other.
Parking - We recommend you park in the secure parking at the Sofitel Wentworth. This car park is located at 61-101 Philip Street with entry and exit via Bligh Street. Rates are $43 per day and $19 for entry after 5.00 pm. To receive this rate, please stamp your ticket at UNSW CBD Campus reception on level 6.
- Wilson Parking at the Sydney Opera House - 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney (10 min walk) offers early bird rates. You will need to arrive between 6:30-10:00am and depart between 3:00-7:30pm for $17 per day, see http://www.wilsonparking.com.au/go/wilson-car-parks/nsw/sydney-opera-house.
- Wilson Parking at 264-278 George Street (entry via Bon Street), Sydney (5-10 min walk) offers early bird rates. You will need to arrive between 8:00-9:30am and depart between 3:30-7:30pm for $29 per day, see http://www.wilsonparking.com.au/go/wilson-car-parks/nsw/australia-square. They also have a super early bird rate for $24 but you need to arrive between 6:00am-8:00am.
Public Transport - For those who do not wish to drive we are located 5 minutes' walk from either Martin Place or Wynyard stations. There is also a choice of bus stations nearby.
Hotel reservations must be made by the participants. Taxis from the airport (30-45 minute drive), are ~A$40-50. For participants who need to stay overnight, we suggest the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney.
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. (27 O'Connell St, Sydney, NSW 2000, phone: +61 2 8214 0000, reservations e-mail: email@example.com). The hotel offers internet access, a swimming pool, spa, and complete health club facilities. Rate ~A$250
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel (61-101 Phillip Street , Sydney, NSW 2000, phone: +61-2/92300700, e-mail: H3665@accor.com) is also close to the AGSM CBD Campus. Rate ~A$250.
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended for the entire program.
The Enterprise Leaders Job - Fact and Fiction
Doug Ready presents the Enterprise Leaders Job at ICEDR's Program in Sydney, Australia, February 10, 2015.
Developing Enterprise Leaders: Managing Paradox
David Dotlich discusses Developing Enterprise Leaders: Managing Paradox during this February 2015 session in Sydney.
Final Participant List
This is the complete participant list for the Sydney Program on Developing Enterprise Leaders, February 10, 2015.