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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August 5, 2016
Winning Leadership: Various Styles That Drive Organization Transformation

In the early 1990's, Frederick Taylor proposed the "One Right Way" to do work effectively for optimal productivity - and this method grew in popularity. Soon the "One Way" idea was applied from the assembly line to the executive suite.

Once the Hawthorne effect of change had lost its sparkle, observers realized that the "One Way" worked well for some applications and not well for others.

Especially when applied to leaders in their roles - since most organizations, markets, customers, and required resources are quite varied, logic points away from a “One Right Way" approach.

Leaders are as varied as the leadership situations they are responsible for. Winning Leaders - those who succeed in establishing, growing, and capturing market share - may be described in about a half dozen descriptive categories or styles.

This interactive session will have us examine a few of these styles, and will overlay the effectiveness of Emotional Intelligence as a tool to aid in the transformation, and subsequent leadership, of the organization.

Takeaways from the Session

The discussion should be lively and you will walk away with:

  • Primary styles winning leaders tend to adopt
  • What role Emotional Intelligence plays in a leader's effectiveness
  • Some notable examples of winning leaders for the styles discussed.

About Our Facilitator:  

Art Medici


Art Medici has a diverse background as an executive leader in e-commerce, high tech, telecom and information companies. His experience spans startups, high growth small/mid cap firms and global leaders like Thomson Reuters and IBM.

As an operating executive, he has assembled top management teams, then mentored and motivated them to significant accomplishments. He has served on boards of directors, including NavTech GPS, Comtech, 1Efficiency, ICC and Logilent.

Art advises government contractors on taking advantage of that industry's rapid transition and consolidation trend. At Comtech, an IT provider to numerous government agencies, Art worked with the management team to build alliances that drove new business and increased revenue.

In the e-commerce space, as Director, CEO, COO of ICC, he completed four acquisitions and drove revenue from $20M to $90M while raising the share price significantly. He has helped to shepherd family businesses through generational transfer while positioning them for continuing growth.

Earlier in his career, as US SVP of Marketing at $12B Cable & Wireless PLC, Art was responsible for growth by building alliances with Cisco and IBM among others as well as new product development for the ISP service acquired from WorldCom/MCI.

Currently, Art is a partner with the Newport Board Group, an advisory firm that works with CEOs and Boards to help them move their firms from No Man’s Land by accelerating growth and preparing for exit.

Contact Information

Art Medici


Phone: 703 217 1948

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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.