January: Leadership BS – Book Review/Discussion (01/14/16)

Please join us on Thursday January 14 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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Leadership BS —
Is the Leadership Development Industry Failing Us?

According to esteemed Stanford Organizational Behavior Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, “. . . the continuing failure of the leadership industry in all of its forms and activities to make things better needs to be both explained and remedied.”

Pfeffer adds that after 60 years and tens of billions of dollars, the leadership industry has produced worse leaders and organizations filled with dissatisfied, disengaged employees who do not trust those leaders.  Worse yet, he says the leadership industry is teaching exactly the opposite of what it should.

If you are reading this DFWOD Network solicitation, Pfeffer is speaking about you and me. Are we failing our clients? Have we failed the organizations that employ us? Have we failed those employees? Do we need to totally change what we do and how we do it?

Come listen to Randy Mayeux’s synopsis of Professor Pfeffer’s book, Leadership BS; Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, and then join the discussion as Ed Savage facilitates an introspection of Pfeffer’s writings and its impact on our leadership development activities.

Don’t miss this meeting. Your boss, leader, CEO, client may well be reading Pfeffer’s book and rethinking her work with you.

Presenter:   Randy Mayeux (First Friday Book Synopsis)

   Ed Savage  (L-3 Mission Integration)

We look forward to seeing you on January 14 at University of Dallas.  (We’re back in the nice room we used in the first half of 2015!)

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Schedule for Thursday Evening:
   – 6:30  Networking / Food / Intros
   – 7:00  Announcements / Program
   – 8:45  Closing and evaluation

Meeting Location:
University of Dallas – – Catherine Hall, Room 11  {New!} *
   1845 East Northgate Drive,  Irving, TX  75062   (972-721-5000)

Catherine Hall is #20 on the UD Campus map   [Google Map for Nav]
>> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)

Note:  Catherine Hall is on the east end of the campus, just off Tom Braniff Drive (map).  Room 11 is on the first floor, just to the right of the front door.  (Much easier to find than our old room.)  

Parking:  Usually plenty of spaces in Lot P (map / map); also available in various places across the campus. 

Cost: No charge for members ($60/year). $10 for guests.

Speaker/Facilitator BIOs:  

Randy Mayeux is a professional speaker, educator, consultant, and writer. He gives more than 450 public presentations annually to various business and government audiences, non-profit groups and associations, and professional conferences. Randy is the Founder of Creative Communication Network, a full-service communication company offering speeches and presentations, training and custom consulting and meeting facilitation for individuals, groups and organizations.

His monthly First Friday Book Synopsis at the Dallas Park City Club now in its seventeenth year and attracts capacity crowds of business professionals from throughout the DFW metroplex.

He has authored articles in professional journals, guest columns in The Dallas Morning News, and several books. Randy is a graduate of Abilene Christian and Pepperdine University.

Ed Savage  is the Senior Manager of Training and Development for L-3 Mission Integration in Greenville. He has worked in the Leadership and Organization Development industry for 30 years. Ed holds a doctorate in Organization Change from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology.


We look forward to seeing you there!


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