Corporate Citizenship Perspectives

Even leaders sometimes need to recalculate

Posted by Katherine V. Smith, Executive Director on Oct 10, 2013 7:27:40 AM
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“Recalculating.” How many times have you groaned when you heard that word coming from your GPS because you thought you knew the route and the GPS was sending you a different way, or because it meant you had missed a turn and now had to reroute.

But often this recalculation is a positive. The alert to “recalculate” means it’s time to choose a different path. This new path will show you new routes you might otherwise have missed, or reintroduce you to routes you’ve already encountered. The theme for the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference is Adaptable Leadership. Corporate citizenship professionals continually adapt to new and changing situations and environments. We must constantly “recalculate” and redefine our course, and know that while an end-goal is vital for driving success, the path to achieving that goal must be flexible if we are to succeed. Whether it be taking advantage of new paths or circumventing barriers, employing this adaptable mindset allows us to successfully meet the demands of the 21st century in real time.

At this year’s 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, you will hear from leaders who make the most of change in the short-term and drive success in the long-term. You will learn how they have been alert to new opportunities and driven change in their companies to create real impact, and gain tools and strategies for avoiding roadblocks in your own efforts.

Registration for the conference is now open, and if you register early you can take advantage of the special pricing available. I hope you will join me and 650 leading policy makers from the largest domestic and international corporations in this unique environment designed especially for learning and networking. I promise that you’ll come away with some new ways of thinking about the challenges you face, and about the great scenery to be viewed on your corporate citizenship journey.

Topics: Conference, Responsible Corporate Leadership, Change, Accountability, Impact

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