Leadership Development CoP: The Leadership Story: A Tool for Developing Effective Leadership

  • 11 Jun 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • GMU Founders Hall, Room 207, George Mason University, Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201
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Stories have power. They move people in ways that facts and figures can’t. Leaders can increase self-awareness and become more effective, insightful and inspiring by thinking of their career as a narrative and intentionally developing their leadership story. Leadership expert and author, Tim Tobin will lead us through a practical discussion on developing compelling leadership stories that equip leaders to make better decisions, choose actions that tell the desired story, make stronger connections with others, and become the kind of leaders needed in today’s environment. We will work on building a leadership storyline — focusing on the plot, characters, and other important elements of your own or someone else’s leadership.

Timothy J. Tobin, Ed.D is Vice President, Global Learning and Leadership Development at Marriott International and author of “Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Motivate, and Inspire” (Berrett Koehler, March 2015). In addition to his role overseeing leadership development strategy, programs, curriculum and activities, he has blogged for the Harvard Business Review and published in the International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances, ASTD-The Torch, Sales and Service Excellence Essentials, SmartCEO Magazine and Social Psychology and Education, among others.

On a personal note, Tim is an eight-time marathon finisher and three-time Ironman triathlon finisher. He is a Washington, DC native and lives there now with his wife, son, and daughter.

Light snacks and beverages will be served.


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