Tech Women: Lead by Letting Go- A Woman's Advantage



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    Lead by Letting Go: A Woman’s Advantage
    Thursday, June 27 at SAP in Palo Alto                                     

    Most of the 89,000 leadership books offered on focus on traditional interpersonal leadership: leadership focused the relationships between leaders and followers. Interpersonal leadership sets up an expectation that leaders must be in dialog or at least in view of their followers. This style of interaction is less likely as work stretches across locations and company boundaries as we telecommute, crowdsource, and take on joint ventures.

    There are alternatives and complements to interpersonal leadership. Clear and meaningful tasks, goals, and technology tools supporting the organization’s direction can substitute or support interpersonal leadership. Hiring strategies can also play a role. 

    Our likely future needs leadership via flexible systems of people, technology, and organizational practice. The ideas in The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune With Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive provide a jumping off point for learning to lead by letting go. Lead by Letting Go is Terri Griffith’s next book project and she expects that women have an advantage. Join us to hear about how women may be better at “plugged-in” and contribute to this work in progress.

    Terri Griffith is a Professor of Management at Santa Clara University. She is an expert on how you make combined technology and organization decisions and then work these changes into your organization. These ideas are outlined in her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive. Terri is also one of the 100 honored members of the 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence. Prof. Griffith reaches a broad audience through her speaking, workshops, and writing. She is a regular contributor to her own blog, Technology and Organizations; and has written for the Wall Street Journal, HBR, and GigaOM's WebWorkerDaily. 


    6:00 - 6:45 p.m Registration & Networking

    6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation