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Learning in the 21st Century

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We all want to learn how to lead, but leadership of others has always been more about the others than self. Now some would say that Jack Welch was more about self than others, but that is not true. More people learned invaluable insights from the famed Crotonville  – GE’s Leadership Development Center. In fact, more leaders of great Fortune 500 companies were GE Alums. Jack Welch’s lessons and perspectives are timeless. Join us on our next show with Dr. Mario Barrett, who is a full-time business Professor at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). Not only does he have great insights and stories, but he knows how to take the lessons from the past and make them work in today’s fast-paced world.

Dr. Mario Barrett, one of the founding professors of the Jack Welch Management Institute

Mario Barrett has over twenty-five years of progressive leadership experience both on active duty in the US Air Force as well as across several industries in the private sector including Fortune 100 companies. Currently, Mario is CEO of The Barrett Center for Leadership Development, LLC, a global leadership and organizational development firm. In addition to his professional work, Mario has authored several bestselling leadership books: Leading from the Inside-Out… and Eleven Leadership Practices that Will Change Your Life. He is also a frequent speaker and blogger on leadership and organizational change issues.

As it relates to teaching, Mario has over a decade of both face-to-face and online teaching experience at several colleges and universities from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. However, he is especially proud to be one of the founding professors at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI). During his time at JWMI, he has been recognized for his teaching and developing of his students having served as a member of Strayer University’s Distinguished Scholars Council (2012-2013), received the inaugural Jack Welch Management Institute Outstanding Faculty Award (2014), Strayer University’s highest honor and most distinguished award (The Strayer Irving Award–2016), JWMI’s inaugural Faculty Leadership Award (2016) and again in (2017).

 

Is our Education System Failing us in an Era when Machines can do Everything and Fast?

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Learning will be a key factor in the 21st century. Making sure we personally are learning and that educators are helping develop the next generation is a challenging task. This is because our models for learning and educating are routed in the 20th Century mindset. Is a 4 year degree necessary when the job market will be so changed by the time you get out? You’ll graduate into jobs that don’t exist. We need to learn how to learn, how to build relationships, and innovate collectively. These are not things necessarily discussed in today’s curriculum. Where should you look to further your education? Join us as we discuss with this week’s special guest, Dr. Jim Goodrich, Stoller Distinguished Chair of Business and Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University.

Jim Goodrich, Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University

Jim Goodrich is currently Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University, where he is responsible for creating a new strategic plan for the College and growing the operation. Prior to this he was Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles, where he was chief academic and administrative officer responsible for strategic management, internal operations, faculty, budgets and external relations. Goodrich has been active in strategic planning and leadership development in higher education as Dean or Associate Dean for the past 20 years.

Jim’s career also includes accomplishments as a teacher, scholar and consultant. Dr. Goodrich started his teaching at the University of the Pacific in California, where he became a tenured full professor and Director of the Westgate Center for Management Development. Jim has done training and consulting for national and international clients including IBM, Coca-Cola, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Deloitte, the Red Cross and public agencies such as CALTRANS. He has also done executive coaching for the Marshall Goldsmith organization with C-suite executives in multinational firms – as well as innovative leaders of smaller organizations – for many years.

 

Traditional Leadership Tools are Dead Along with Hierarchy

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As we careen into the 21st Century, it is becoming increasingly clear that the traditional tools and techniques of the 20th Century are designed for a bygone era. Gone are hierarchies and traditional talent management tools that served a great purpose in industrial settings, but are not as effective in the fast-paced world of the gig economy and agile organizations. Strategy as we know it is no longer the business power house it used to be. Organizations can be gone by the time they pull together their strategy, yet alone try to implement it. Leadership is much more distributed and project-based than the control-based vertical leadership of the past. Join us in talking about the new shape of the 21st Century workplace and the new tools and approaches that will catapult you and your organization to the forefront. We will be discussing these topics with Michael Chavez, CEO of Duke Corporate Education, who is leading the cutting edge for the work world of the future.

Michael Chavez, Chief Executive Officer for Duke Corporate Education

Michael’s interest and focus is on helping his clients to connect strategy and leadership. In particular, he teaches, facilitates and advises in the areas of leadership and culture, organizational networks, team collaboration, strategy and execution. Michael brings to Duke CE more than 20 years of experience in the fields of executive management, marketing, strategy consulting, and organizational learning and development. He has led projects all over the world and in a variety of industries, including software, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, retail, financial services and media.