LEADERSHIP SEA TO SKY COHORT VII
Monthly Executive Seminar and Speaker Series
October 2010 to June 2011
LEADERSHIP THAT'S BUILT TO LAST
The Values, Skills And Disciplines Of Investing in The Long-Term
QUESTIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR COHORT VII PARTICIPANTS
With our many worlds demanding instant gratification and immediate results, leaders increasingly need the skills to overcome 'short-termism' and be equipped with the sustaining values and disciplines that lead to long-term value creation. Most leadership challenges today, including the financial crisis that unfolded in 2008, involve dealing with the dominant powers of short-term thinking and quick fixes to complex problems. More than ever we need to focus on the incentives and rewards for long-term value creation in both private sector and the public sphere.
- What can prevent leaders from burning out, flaring out and having short lengths of stay?
- What skills and disciplines do leaders need to create long term value, with the rewards and measures necessary to sustain their efforts, in the face of short term incentives, rewards and pressures?
- What are the links between value investing and long term value creation? How transferable are the skills and disciplines of value investors to leaders in others sectors?
- What is necessary to stem the tide of the "irrational" economic and psychological patterns that have repeatedly led to asset bubbles, scams, and panics"?
- How can these values, skills and disciplines be best fostered and taught through community leadership programs?
Leadership Sea to Sky Cohort VII puts these questions to the test with a monthly seminar/speaker series. From the lived experience of outstanding guest speakers we will learn practical lessons on the incentives and behaviors critical to investing in the long-term. These speakers in monthly leadership seminars over eight months will focus on the values, skills and disciplines necessary to rebalance short and long-term thinking, and to educate emerging business and community leaders with the competencies to sustain this balance.
The Whistler Forum and LSS is drawing on several sources of knowledge and support for this 2010/11 program. Among them are:
* Aspen Institute's Corporate Values Strategy Group
* Built to Last and other work by Jim Collins
* Royal Roads University in Victoria BC and its Todd Thomas Institute
* The University of Western Ontario's Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing
* The China Executive Leadership Centre Shanghai