Grace Hopper

Offered at various locations

Based on the extraordinary career of Admiral Grace Hopper, this program delves into the life of a woman who helped shatter glass ceilings in both academia and the United States Navy while furthering the development of technology to keep pace with a changing world. Hopper’s example illustrates the importance of communicating vision, forging alignment, and fostering cooperation. Participants in this program will learn through a combination of historical case studies and class discussions the differences between a dynamic environment and a chaotic one and explore the nuances that define “calm” and “static.”

Methodology & Delivery

Combining pre-reading with the use of highly effective technology, mixed media, and case studies, our individual-based workshops can be delivered in traditional corporate conference venues to groups as small as 20 participants or as large as 1,400 participants at once.

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Key Leadership Lessons:

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Selected Leadership Lessons

  • Communicating a compelling vision and enrolling peers and subordinates in decisions and initiatives
  • Distinguishing critical from important–prioritizing decisions and actions
  • Taking initiative in ambiguous or chaotic situations
  • Creating team alignment and a sense of team achievement
  • Monitoring succession readiness and ensuring succession

Format

The standard workshop length is eight hours but can be expanded to 12 hours if needed.  A minimum length of four hours is required, which allows time for the necessary context and overview of the battle and for an in-depth examination of two leadership case studies, along with concluding exercises and comments. Each added case study requires two additional hours of program time.

 

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