Why should leaders defy proven strategies and embrace failure? | Warwick Business School

Why should leaders defy proven strategies and embrace failure? | Warwick Business School

29apr13:0014:00Why should leaders defy proven strategies and embrace failure? | Warwick Business School

Event Details

Two lightning talks that will get you thinking – because it’s time for different thinking. 

Join us for a thought-provoking hour and hear from our leading experts.

You will:

  • Discover what contextual intelligence is and why we need it for successful change
  • Develop a true understanding of who must tolerate failure and what that really involves
  • Draw upon our expertise and engage in our panel discussion

Reading Between the Lines – Contextual Intelligence and the Successful Leadership of Change

Contextual intelligence is one of the core competencies of leaders in uncertain times and key to successful organisational change. Too often leaders rely on tried and tested approaches that have succeeded for them in the past, rather than accurately diagnosing their context and using that diagnosis to craft a change strategy that will work in a new setting. This talk will identify the key elements of contextual intelligence, including the factors that often hinder our ability to think and act in this way. It will also identify the dynamic variables that typically combine to shape the change context.

By Director of Executive Education, Professor of Practice, Tim Wray

How to really build a failure tolerant orgnaisation

Much is said about the need to tolerate failure if you are to develop an entrepreneurial organization which can explore and exploit new opportunities using agile strategy and lean startup techniques. What is necessary is a true understanding of who must tolerate failure and what that really involves. Drawing on extensive research, we identify the who, what and how, of building a failure tolerant organization from the ground up. We identify the key roles of leaders, of innovators, and champions, and the ways to overcome individual and collective fears of failure to boldly pursue new opportunities within established organizations.

By Dean, External Affairs and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, James Hayton

Host and facilitator: Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Tina Kiefer

Professors Tim Wray, James Hayton and Tina Kiefer teach on the Warwick Executive Diplomas.

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Time

(Thursday) 13:00 - 14:00

Location

Virtual