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 professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is the Founder and CEO of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), a premier global HR talent academy for nearly forty world-class companies and more than twenty-five top-tier business schools. For more than two decades, Doug has been bringing together many of the world’s best companies and business schools to share innovations and excellent practice in talent, leadership and strategic change.
Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He is the author of many highly popular Harvard Business Review articles including “The Power of Collective Ambition,” “The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy”, “Are You a High Potential?” “Make Your Company a Talent Factory,” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” and “How to Grow Great Leaders.” He is also the author of several acclaimed MIT Sloan Management Review articles including: “Developing the Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders”, “Enabling Bold Visions,” “Leading at the Enterprise Level,” “How Storytelling Builds Next Generation Leaders,” and “Why Leadership Development Efforts Fail.” His writings have also appeared in the Financial Times, Business Strategy Review, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008 he received the highly coveted Marion F. Gislason Award for excellence in the field of leadership and executive development. In addition, Business Horizons recognized Doug as one of the world’s Leadership Gurus. Doug has been named multiple times to Thinkers50, the premier ranking of the world’s top thought leaders.
Doug is an active advisor to CEOs and top executive teams around the world on developing companies’ enterprise leadership teams and implementing strategic and cultural change. He has worked with senior leaders at Hess Oil, RBC Financial Group, HSBC, Four Seasons, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LG Group, Ford Motor Company, Continental AG, Samsung Group, United Technologies and the United States Federal Reserve, among others.
Prior to serving as Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, Doug taught at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School. He earned his Masters in Management from Harvard University and the PhD from Cranfield University in the UK.
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.