The dearth of corporate leadership is stifling. Daily executives struggle with this reality. The challenge is creating the best learning environment for employees to debate situational leadership challenges. Too many times they are learning on-the-job and making costly mistakes leaving collateral damage in the workplace. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an environment where people could test their reactions to situations that have actually arisen and debate the appropriate resolution in a safe environment?
In this roundtable-style presentation, which we refer to as a “present-table,” the presenter acts as a facilitator posing five to six actual situations, ranging from ethics issues to building, for the audience to discuss and debate. The facilitator will capture the proposed solutions and facilitate testing them through audience debate and the presenter’s own experience. The goal of the presentation is to surface many of the root-cause issues with leadership and letting the audience engage with each other and the presenter in develop a solution. The audience learns through interaction and the five to six key learning points.
- Ethics and gender descrimination.
- Executive blind copies.
- Repeated special treatment of vendors.
- Lack of trust.
- Team building after a layoff.
- Reducing project scope.
In this presentation, the case studies will be replayed and the audience will be given between five and ten minutes to discuss each point and come to a conclusion on what they would have done differently to change the outcome of the situation. This novel format provides valuable insight by hearing dozens of people’s views on how to approach each decision, and engaging everyone in the debate.