KNOW Event - January 2024
Most of us who aspire to positions of leadership benefit from explorations, case studies, and tips offered in books, articles, workshops, podcasts, and talks with peers, mentors, and leaders. The focus of many of those discussions is how to attend to the critical elements of Leadership: Which degrees? What salaries? What assignments or experiences? Which pathways to greater opportunities? We are, after all, inclined to set our sights high, while sometimes undermining our self-confidence, all while trying to remember the advice of Richard and Kristine Carlson in their book, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: And It's All Small Stuff.
The problem? It isn't all small stuff because sometimes the small stuff snowballs. Sometimes it portends big stuff hiding just around the corner. And sometimes it totally throws us off our game. Or scars us permanently.
In this presentation, which includes stories from my own experience and that of others, we get a chance to identify common elements of "small stuff" that constitute the foundations of "leadership" that can grow into--or derail--"Leadership."
Meet Our Speaker
As Meredith College's eighth and first alumna president, Jo has received numerous accolades for her leadership in higher education, including being named Distinguished Alumna of Meredith and Outstanding Woman of Achievement at East Carolina University. She has chaired several national boards and won national awards for her research and scholarship. At Meredith she led a 7-year, $75 million fund-raising campaign that closed in only 6 years with over $90 million raised. Enrollment and scholarship growth, more than 30 major capital improvements, and greater national visibility for the College have marked her tenure as president. Planning to retire at the end of this academic year, she has been offered the position of President-in-Residence by the national Council of Independent Colleges, an honor for one selected college president each year to help shape the course of future conversations with college and university presidents.
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About the Knowledgeable Network of Women (KNOW):
The KNOW Luncheon Series provides professional development and networking opportunities for women in business. Our continuing mission is to deliver relevant content designed to educate, inspire and encourage a workforce regardless of position or industry.