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The 2018 Leadership Summit - June 22, 2018

 

The Leadership Summit brought over sixty established, new, and aspiring leaders together to discuss how to navigate the nuances of excellent leadership.  This year's summit provided leaders with tools and information to mitigate the increasing challenges that come with having to manage and accomplish multiple priorities and tasks. 

Our amazing and accomplished speakers shared their expertise and experience with methods that can help us manage organizational chaos.   They worked with audience members to provide immediate steps that we can take and resources for the future.  Tom Raffio (President & CEO, Northeast Delta Dental and GSQC/NNEAE Board Chair) facilitated us through the event and coached participants in indentifying how to make the most of this information.  Click here to see a brief summary of the Summit.

(Click on the speaker's name for their Bio & topic for an outline of the key points)
Annabel Beerel
(Author & Executive Coach) - Mindfulness: The Power of Attention
Kim Cadorette (Director of Operations, BAE Systems & NHBR 2018 Outstanding Woman in Business) - Leading in a large and hectic business environment
Liran Edelist (CEO of Jedox, Inc) - The impact and benefits of Analytics for Leaders
Beverly Parent (Manager: Software Quality Assurance, Northeast Delta Dental) and Viktor Kobzar (Project Manager, SoftServe) - Shift from Chaos to Flow

 

Thank you to all our speakers and participants for a thoughtful afternoon.   Many thanks to the team at the Northeast Delta Dental Conference Center for a seamless event, dispite some complex logistics!!

Contact Anne Warner if you would like to participate in next year's summit and for more information.

                      

Values Based Leadership Summit

 In June the GSQC/NNEAE held its third annual Leadership Summit.  This year’s event explored the nuances of “Values-Based Leadership” (VBL) and featured experienced leaders discussing this complex topic with newer and aspiring leaders.

As an example, keynote speaker, David Boynton, Co-founder and General Manager of 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover, shared how he resisted the pressure to have televisions in the bar in order to foster a “pub” or public house environment.  This initially resulted in some customer complaints and an empty Super Bowl Sunday, however committing to this value resulted in steady business as a gathering spot for the community.   This fall the restaurant will again lean on its values and be the first restaurant in New Hampshire to adopt a new pay scale including a no-tipping policy to support teamwork and equity of pay for all employees.

                

The Summit featured a segment, expertly facilitated by Suzanne Murphy (Founder, Performance Through Leadership), to help those in attendance identify the connection between values, behaviors, and results.  Eileen Groll Liponis (Executive Director of the NH Food Bank), Andy Moysenko (Owner, Advyce), and Janet Walsh (Director HR/Legal Counsel, Digital Prospectors) joined us for a panel of experienced leaders who shared their insights on VBL and answered questions from the audience.  Discussion topics included how to look at a situation from a different perspective – for example to use the value of optimism to find a positive path in a situation that at first appears to be negative; how to successfully bring existing values into a new leadership position; and managing the challenges of engaging the workforce in the organization’s values.

This event also celebrated PeoplesChoice Credit Union’s (PCU) Profile Recognition for their demonstrated Foundation of Excellence.   PCU is NNEAE’s first recognition recipient from the state of Maine.

The Leadership Summit was created to explore the nuances that help leaders become excellent leaders.  The design of the Summit implicitly draws on the Baldrige Category of Leadership and core value of Visionary Leadership with the goal that all participants leave with renewed energy, at least one idea that they can implement immediately, and other practices that they can work on for the long term.  We welcome your questions about VBL and suggestions for future Leadership Summits.

The 2017 Leadership Summit: Drive Success Through Values-Based Leadership

 

Contact anne@gsqc.com for more information

 

Click here to learn more about our speakers

 Support leadership excellence in Northern New England by becoming a Summit Sponsor or contact us to learn more.

Do you want to Live, Work, and Play in a Community of Excellence?

 

America's greatest challenges - educational attainment, job creation, economic vitality, and improving health status – are most effectively confronted at the community level.  Federal and state policy and support are important, but we advance the common good most effectively and durably when we work together in a local community to identify, implement, and sustain improvements that work for that community.  [read more]

Learn and Network: Leadership-focused Event on September 12

Join us on Monday September 12th from 4-6pm in Concord for a no cost Learing and Networking event.

Suzanne Murphy will join us to introduce two tools powerful to help all leaders -
Mastering Leadership:A Universal Model and Unconscious Bias: What we don't know that we don't know
During this learning and networking event, Suzanne will provide an overview of each tool and its benefits.  She will also lead the audience in exercises so that you will gain both an understanding of each tool and some techniques that help you implement them.

 

Click here to register

Click here for more information

I hope you can join us at this event.   We will also have time to network with other participants so bring your questions to ask, ideas to share, and business cards to connect, as we continue to support excellent leadership in New Hampshire!

Leadership Summit 2016 - A Nuance of Leadership: Building Relationships

We are delighted to again partner with SNHU's Center for Women's Business Advancement to present the 2016 New Hampshire Leadership Summit. This year the focus will be on the nuances of how successful leaders build relationships. This focus will include all critical relationships including customers, employees and peers, the community, and other key stakeholders.

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This Summit is for all leaders - established, new, and aspiring -
who want to learn or refine their own strategies
to grow the relationships critical to their success.

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Location:           SNHU Hospitality Center (Manchester, NH)
Cost:                 $99 (contact anne@gsqc.com to learn about promotional, sponsor, nonprofit, and group discounts)
Agenda
Overview:
        Keynote, Panel, Small Group Discussions, & ReceptionSpeaker Bios

Click here for highilghts of the 2015 Summit

Click here to register for the 2016 Summit

 

2015 Leadership Summit: #NHLeadershipSummit2015

04/09/2015 1:00 pm
04/09/2015 6:00 pm

Leadership Book Highlights Fundamental Principles for Sustained Success

There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term takes a unique look at leadership and demonstrates that high performing sports teams and sports franchises follow the same guiding principles as high performing companies.

Click here to learn more

Northeast Delta Dental CEO (and GSQC Chair!)Tom Raffio and long-time colleague (and former GSQC Board Member!) Barbara McLaughlin were in the process of writing a book to share the fundamental principles of Northeast Delta Dental’s sustained success and vitality when Tom heard NBA Hall of Famer and legendary Boston Celtic Dave “Big Red” Cowens speak at a conference. He realized that Dave’s key points were in alignment with the book’s themes and a collaboration was formed.

Each of the 11 Chapters in the book highlight a key principle of leadership based Tom’s experience and the wisdom of noted management gurus. Chapters begin with a story from Dave’s career that reflects the principal and end with a “Big Red Factor” that summarizes the keys to success detailed in the chapter. The results is succinct, practical, and entertaining insight into the fundamentals of a high performing organization – fundamentals that apply in sports as well as businesses of all types and sizes.

Listen to a podcast of Tom and Dave on WBZ radio’s NightSide with Dan Rea

Listen to Tom’s interview about the book on an Eat Sleep Write podcast

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