December Meeting: THE SECRET LIFE OF GROUPS

When: Tuesday December,02, 2014
Where: Burlington MA (Nuance Communications)

Who: DR. DANIELLE KENNEDY from WORKLAB, on: 

(NOTE: this is an off-schedule meeting!)

Description

THE SECRET LIFE OF GROUPS

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the how groups seek leadership in 4 basic flavors: dependency, fight/flight, unity and pairing
  • Learn to identify how teams authorize and de-authorize team members, often without conscious consent
  • Learn to identify patterns of unconscious (and often wasteful) group behaviors
  • Learn to identify your role in the conscious & unconscious life of your team

NOTE: This promises to be one of most useful meetings of the year, and of strong interest to internal coaches, external coaches, team members and especially executives in organizations. Dr. Kennedy will offer a new set of tools for understanding the often baffling group behavior we routinely encounter in the workplace. You exit this event with new tools for effectively bringing Agile thinking into your organization. Those who like to do homework might want to watch this video and/or examine this open letter.

About Dr. Dannielle  Kennedy

Danielle Kennedy

WORKLAB leadership coach and advisor Dannielle Kennedy, Ph.D., is passionate about getting her clients the information and support they need to deepen awareness, drive success, and develop and inspire their teams.

Dannie is a former president of the Board of Directors of the Boston Center of the A.K. Rice Institute and has directed conferences on authority and leadership in the Tavistock tradition. She is on the faculty of the Executive Coaching Program at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and has served on the Case Series Editorial Board of the Family Firm Institute. As an adjunct faculty member at Simmons College and guest lecturer at Harvard University and Smith College, she has taught courses on leadership, executive coaching, organizational theory and consultation, post-merger integration, applied research methods, and group dynamics. Prior to joining WorkLab (formerly Nautilus Consulting Group), Dannie worked as a senior consultant at KRW International, an executive development boutique.

Dannie holds a Ph.D. from Simmons College and is a graduate of the Advanced Studies in Organizational Development Program at the Boston Institute of Psychotherapy. Her clients include Fortune 500 corporations and institutions in electronic information, financial services, advertising, publishing, testing and assessment services, human resources and university administration.

Drawing on her background in psychology and group dynamics, Dannie helps executives to understand and leverage their talents, identify and address limitations, personal and organizational, and to read and influence organizational forces that shape outcomes. Through an holistic, systems-oriented approach that often uses verbatim 360° feedback, she asks clients to locate themselves, their roles, and their goals in the surrounding mix of values, work processes, and competing agendas. Her method enables leaders and teams to surface hidden obstacles and develop personal and organizational strategies that create forward motion and growth.

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UPCOMING GROUP RELATIONS CONFERENCE IN DOVER MA

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 9.24.04 AMNOTE: Those interested in the session from Dr. Dannielle Kennedy on 12/2 are likely to also be interested in attending a GROUP RELATIONS conference. There is a great one coming up in Greater Boston (Dover, MA) January 14-18. Agile Boston has arranged a discount of 34 percent off of the cost of attendance. To qualify for this discount, just follow these instructions:

  • Go to the conference web site and register….
  • Click here to explore the LEADERSHIP2015 Conference.
  • Click the REGISTRATION tab.
  • Use the button [Contact Allison] to arrange registration & payment at the discount price.

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