Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Doors Open at 7:00 AM
Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. 
Feel free to stay and discuss the session until 9:30 AM.

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December 5, 2014
Two Critical Steps on Our Journey to Leadership Effectiveness

One of the most exciting and cutting edge approaches to leadership development lies in the relationship between the effectiveness of a leader and his or her current level of adult development.

 We will take a look at the two levels that are most relevant to the growth of leaders in organizations today: Problem-Reacting and Outcome–Creating

These can be seen metaphorically as two distinctly different "operating systems" on which a leader might "run" his or her behavior and decisions.

Takeaways from the Session

  • Understand the two orientations and how they relate to results, energy (of the leader), and complexity in today's world
  • Experience first hand the difference between approaching a situation from each of these orientations
  • Reflect on the presence these two "operating systems" in the way that we lead

About Our Facilitator:

Ian Cook


Ian is a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator and executive coach. His expertise and passion lie in helping mid-to-executive level managers lead effectively at the “micro” level, in that interpersonal space between themselves and the individual employee. In Ian’s words, “Effective micro leadership practices yield macro results!”

Since 1988 when he founded his company, Fulcrum Associates Inc., he has worked with thousands of managers from over 250 clients from the private sector, major trade and professional associations, small business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Ian is a Certified Speaking Professional. CSP is the highest earned designation conferred by National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill and, from Cornell, a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations. In addition he has been a lecturer in Ryerson University’s Faculty of Business and has a diploma in Gestalt Theory and Methodology from the Gestalt Institute of Toronto.

Ian channels his volunteer involvement through the community leadership organization, Leadership Fairfax Inc. A 2004 alumnus of the LFI signature program, he has served on the Board of Directors, chaired their Program Committee, and currently presents a one day program in LFI’s Emerging Leaders program.

He and his wife Linda, also a principal in Fulcrum, reside in Vienna.

Contact Information

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The Conference Center at the Offices of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, and Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(I270 & Montrose Road)
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Our Gracious Host/Sponsor: Shulman Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Resolutionary Thinking

Focusing on solutions. Thinking creatively and tenaciously about outcomes. About what’s in your best interests. Getting matters resolved, so you can get on with what matters to you. That’s resolutionary thinking. And that’s made Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., one of the largest, most respected law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.