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Core Competencies for Strategic Leaders in Today's Competitive Diverse Global Economy
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 11:00am - 01:30pm
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Core Competencies for Strategic Leaders in Today’s Competitive Diverse Global Economy

June 22, 2017

Effective leadership within a company or organization is one of the strongest characteristics that can lead a company to great success or doom them to dismal failure. The training and development of leadership within an organization is instrumental to an organization carrying out its mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives. And senior leaders most often turn to the Human Resources department or leader to define what effective leadership is and to deliver the strategy and programs for corporate-wide leadership development.

HR practitioners then need to both understand what leadership, management, competencies, styles etc. are and how to optimally lead these areas within the organization; as well as development, strong competencies and leadership traits in themselves to be strategic and respected business leaders.

Learning Objectives

This session will explore:

  • Basic definitions – what are management / leadership competencies, talents and styles? How are they different and how do they intersect?
  • The many models of effective leadership. What are the most critical common elements across all the various models?
  • The various models of leadership style, and a deeper dive into situational leadership
  • Updated global expertise required for leading in the global economy
  • Tools and concepts for building leadership capabilities

After this session, attendees:

  • Will understand the difference between management / leadership competencies, talents and styles and how they intersect
  • Will understand various models of leadership from the business and non-profit worlds
  • Will be able to name several leadership competencies that are common across multiple leadership models
  • Understand the fast-paced changing global economy and how the leadership traits fit within the global workplace
  • Have at their disposals some concepts and ideas of how to effectively develop strong leadership and management capabilities in themselves and within their corporations.

Speaker Bio

Stan Kimer

Stan C. Kimer combines his passion for personal growth with world-class business know-how to propel enterprises to gain efficiencies and grow profit through total engagement.   He is recognized globally as a consultant with unique skills in employee development / career mapping, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) diversity management and organizational effectiveness / project management.  

Stan is the one man for your enterprise who is worried about your team’s careers; he believes that, given the right tools, employees will become more totally engaged in driving their careers and therefore impacting your business success.   He is also acclaimed throughout the business community for his ability to lead large and small companies to achieve significant revenue from the under-served $830 Billion LGBT marketplace and to maximize performance of LGBT employees. And with his high energy, strong communications skills and sense of humor, he is frequently invited to speak or conduct workshops on diversity and leadership development.

Stan excelled as a member of IBM’s executive team in his most recent position of Director of Global Sales Operations with IBM’s Consulting Practice. As the initial architect in building IBM’s Global Sales Operations unit, Stan led the work to successfully consolidate 3000 IBM employees across 5 IBM Divisions and 18 geographic units. He drove the establishment of a single integrated high-performing cost-effective team, delivering both a $40M cost reduction (over 10%) and enhanced service levels. Stan then developed an innovative career mapping process that increased the Sales Operation’s employee participation rate in career planning from under 20% to over 80%, transforming the team into the function with the highest employee morale of all IBM’s 11 globalized service units.

Prior to the Sales Operations role, Stan had over 20 additional years of broad IBM experience in staff and management positions in customer support, finance, marketing, technical product planning and human resources (diversity). In the global corporate diversity role that Stan held for five years, he led IBM to premier leadership industry in LGBT diversity, including winning all 5 key marketplace LGBT diversity awards over his tenure. Stan is often called on to take over the most challenging areas and troubled projects and is recognized for always delivering quick turnaround results for team success.

Stan received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and BS in Management Science from Georgia Tech. He is active in leadership roles in a dozen community and civic organizations including as a Past President of the North Carolina Council of Churches. Stan frequently leads strategic planning and organizational effectiveness work with these non-profits, including providing diversity and leadership development seminars. The Triangle Business Journal (NC) recognized Stan in 2013 with one of its inaugural Leaders in Diversity Awards.

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