Survive and Thrive -
Even in a Bad Economy
Steve Wille - Author, Colorful Leadership
think your organization is going in the right
direction? Do you sometimes feel out of sync with the
corporate culture? Like it or not, you have to play the
hand you are dealt. If you want to survive and thrive
in any organization you need to play your cards
strategically. Pick your direction and go for it, but
avoid unnecessary battles that could end your career.
Along the way pay attention to how the people around
you feel about what you are doing. Will they be with
you or against you?
presentation is based on the new book,
Colorful Leadership. We will take a
disciplined approach in assessing a situation from three
perspectives to build a complete image of the current
reality. Next, we will examine our choice of action.
Sometimes a passive,
wait and see
approach is the best strategy. Other time a much more
aggressive, make it
happen approach offers the biggest payback.
Either way, it has to be constructive if you want
something good to come out of it.
Learn how to rapidly assess a situation,
Practice finding at least three alternative courses
Think strategically and focus on the future when
choosing the best alternative.
will be an interactive session with an opportunity to
observe a situation and practice the skills.
Wille is a senior applications manager at Great-West
Life & Annuity. He has over 25 years experience in
corporate technology management. His article on
has been published internationally and his most recent
Leadership, was published in 2008.