Boundary Spanning Leadership: Catalyze Collaboration, Drive Innovation, Transform Organizations
Chris Ernst, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
Boundaries exist. What really matters is how leaders collaborate to bridge these divides and transform wide-ranging talents and knowledge to deliver value. Eighty-six percent of 128 executives and leaders in a recent CCL study stated that it is "extremely important" for them to collaborate effectively across boundaries. Yet just 7% believed they were "very effective" at doing so - a critical 79% gap.
Drawing upon his landmark book Boundary Spanning Leadership, written with Donna Chrobot-Mason , Chris will lead the audience in developing new insights and skills to think and act beyond current boundaries to achieve inspiring results.
In this session you will learn:
· What is Boundary Spanning Leadership?
· Why is Boundary Spanning Leadership Needed?
· How can Boundary Spanning Leadership be practiced?
· What are the implications?
Chris Ernst is a recognized thought leader in developing collaborative, boundary spanning leadership capabilities within individuals, organizations, and broader communities. He has honed his research and practice through fourteen years of service with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).
Chris has served in multi-year expatriate roles in Asia and Europe, leads cross-functional and multicultural teams, and designs and facilitates leadership interventions in diverse international and industry contexts. His industry experience crosses sectors such as financial, healthcare, military/government, education/nonprofit, retail and information technology, while his international experience crosses the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America.
He is co-author of two books, Boundary Spanning Leadership: Six Practices for Solving Problems, Driving Innovation, and Transforming Organizations (McGraw-Hill Professional) and Success for the New Global Manager: How to Work Across Distance, Countries and Cultures (Jossey-Bass/Wiley).
Chris holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University.