7 Leadership Secrets from Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game)
Type: Symposium Track Session Track: Shared/Leadership
Tuesday October 31 2:30pm to 3:30pm Credits: 1 PMI PDU - Leadership
For managers, authority is assigned and leadership assumed, but there are big differences between management and leadership. Leadership must be demonstrated and authority earned through trust and respect. Many employees feel frustrated that they aren’t in a position to be leaders, and they often feel alone and underappreciated.
In “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, Ender Wiggin faced similar challenges as he moved through the battle school. Initially Ender was not only in a contributor position, but he was actively inhibited from demonstrating value. Ender quickly learned what makes a true leader that people will follow, regardless of the organizational structure and institutional rules.
Join us to learn the 7 secrets of leadership Ender developed during his time at Battle and Command schools. See how his leadership lessons can be applied to your professional growth, development, and perspective as a leader in your company and projects. Even if you are not ready to step from the shadows yet, these lessons will improve your work as a key contributor and facilitate your path to future leadership.
• Identify leadership traps and how to avoid them.
• Discover non-traditional leadership approaches based on applied lessons.
• Learn how to apply leadership techniques within teams, regardless if you are in a “lead” position.
Hans Eckman Keynote Speaker, Transformation Coach, Eckman Guides Hans Eckman provides leadership for rapidly changing companies by creating team optimization solutions across diverse industries. He recently served as Group Vice President at SunTrust where he helped develop programs and products that drove innovation, process improvement and quality teammate engagement across the enterprise. Hans co-founded the SunTrust Business Analyst Center of Excellence, and has presented internationally at conferences and for professional organizations. Hans is currently a senior consultant for Blueprint Software, helping clients implement org change management, requirements as an asset, and Centers of Excellence.