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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February 2, 2018 

Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way

You can think, hope and dream about it, but you can’t fully plan for the future without a future-focused mindset. The future is not guaranteed for individuals or their organizations. That is why it is critical to develop a systematic, organized approach to how you view the future, and how you will create a better tomorrow.

In this interactive session, Bruce will guide us through his five-point framework for future planning inspired by the life and work of Peter Drucker (1909-2005), “the father of modern management.”  We will learn practical and actionable strategies for developing our own future-focused mindsets. Although much of Drucker’s work was future-focused, he never organized that body of work into a framework, and never wrote a book about his future-focus. Bruce took up a challenge to create the framework, presented in his book Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, published in 2013 by McGraw-Hill/Brilliance Audio. This is his second Drucker-oriented book, based on extensive research in the Drucker Archives in Claremont, California; as well as interviews with Drucker, and Drucker’s students, family, professional colleagues and consulting partners.

Working in small groups, we will seek practical, actionable strategies for developing our own future-focused mindsets, and begin a Creating the Future notebook. From this beginning, you can add content in the days, weeks and months ahead as you refine your plan with additional detail and specific goals.

Drucker’s forward-focused mindset was a major factor in his professional success. In a career which spanned 70+ years he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the nation’s highest civilian honor); sold millions of copies of over 40 books; was a consultant to major corporations, nonprofits and governments; and was a renowned professor at the school named for him in 1987, the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University.

Peter Drucker believed that the future can and must be created - day by day and step by step - rather than be left to chance, fate or the whims of others. The information you take away from this session will be crucial for LBMD participants in continuing their leadership journeys and planning for meaningful futures.

Take-Aways From This Session:

Participants will take-away some practical ideas, such as: 

  • Develop and cultivate a forward-focused mindset

  • Understand and plan for “the future that has already happened”

  • Become your own successor by building individual success factor

  • Help shape the future of your organization

  • Build your future through activities outside of the workplace.

About Our Facilitator: 

Bruce Rosenstein

Bruce Rosenstein is Managing Editor of
Leader to Leader, the award-winning quarterly publication of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Forum, and Wiley/Jossey-Bass. He is the author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, published by McGraw-Hill and Brilliance Audio in 2013 and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009).

He has studied Drucker's work for more than 30 years and interviewed Drucker for both USA TODAY and his books. He wrote extensively about Drucker for more than a decade, for USA TODAY and elsewhere, before the publication of his first book. He conducted one of the last interviews with Drucker, seven months before Drucker’s death, in 2005. He worked for USA TODAY for 21 years, from 1987 to 2008, as a librarian and during the final 12 years, also as a writer about business and management books for the Money section.

Besides USA TODAY, Bruce has written for Leader to Leader, PBS Next Avenue, Forbes.com, Leadership Excellence, GAMA International Journal, American Executive, Information Outlook and many other publications.  He writes the column “The Modern Knowledge Worker” for Management Matters Network https://www.managementmattersnetwork.com/the-modern-knowledge-worker.

Bruce has presented for the Drucker Authors Festival at the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California; the Drucker Business Forum in Pasadena, California; the Wharton Club of Philadelphia, the London Business School Club of New York, the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto; the Library of Congress and National Press Club in Washington; and in Tokyo, at the Drucker Workshop 7th Annual Conference in 2012, at Waseda University.

Since 1996, he has been an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America. The Special Libraries Association (SLA) named him as one of two recipients of the 2012 Rose L. Vormelker Award for "dedication to mentoring, outstanding instruction in graduate school settings, and their own professional achievements." He received the 2016 Roger Summit Award from the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP), and delivered the annual Roger Summit Lecture at the organization’s annual conference in Pittsburgh.

Bruce has a BA from The American University and a MSLS from The Catholic University of America's School of Library and Information Science. He is based in Rockville, MD.

Contact Information:

Bruce Rosenstein

Website: www.brucerosenstein.com

Email: rosensteinbruce@gmail.com

Phone: 240-535-5805

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bruce.rosenstein

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-rosenstein-68a2914/

Twitter: @brucerosenstein

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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.