Why is the Tech Industry Committing Leadership Suicide?

Thursday, December 12

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Career Voyage

Lynette Crane
Founder/CEO, Quiet Brilliance Consulting LLC

What keeps CEOs up at night? What tops the list of corporate needs? Studies show 64% of business leaders worldwide rank “Finding next generation leaders” as their most important challenge, followed by 60% who are concerned about “Failure to attract/retain top talent.” Of the industries surveyed in the Global Leadership Forecast of 2018, tech companies reported the greatest failure rate for their leadership development. What’s going on in an industry loaded with brilliant thinkers? Maybe it’s time to jettison stereotypes about leadership and diversify and recognize that:

  • Diversity pays off; organizations that honor diversity gain a 33% edge over their competitors.
  • The newest frontier is cognitive diversity: those “quietly brilliant” thinkers whom research is finding often make the best leaders.

Come discover the power of broadening the definition of “leader”. Learn a new, radical and researched-based path to a more inclusive paradigm for leadership that focuses on those deep-thinkers most likely to be found in the technology industry today.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify four areas in which senior leadership must make changes in order to embrace cognitive diversity in leadership.
  2. Organizations will be able to identify and implement.
  3. Managers will be able to identify and implement the three behaviors managers can master to develop and retain this brilliant talent.

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Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech 

Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central