12:00 PM Thursday, Nov 7, 2013.
Department of Management & Accountancy speaker series
November 7, 12:15 until 1:15 (pizza at 12noon)
Location: Sherrill room 417 (Mountain View Room)
All are welcome!
Smart Moves: Best Practices in Career Risk-taking
Bill Treasurer, founder Giant Leap Consulting
Playing it too safe is bad for your career. Unless you take the risks of offering bold ideas, stepping up to career challenges, and seeking out leadership roles, you won’t get noticed. Risk-taking is the oxygen of innovation, entrepreneurialism, leadership, wealth creation, and high adventure, so while risk is essential, taking risks is hard! How do you prevent yourself from crashing and burning? How do you muster up the courage to take leaps of faith? How can you minimize the risk enough to keep yourself from being petrified? During this session, internationally known author Bill Treasurer will answer these questions and help you learn the difference between a “right risk” and a wrong one, ﬁve specific criteria you can use to evaluate career risk, best practices from successful (and unsuccessful) risk-takers, core principles for increasing the probability of successful outcomes.
Bill Treasurer is founder of Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building consulting company. His newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop. Bill is also the author of the internationally bestselling book, Courage Goes to Work. This book provides practical strategies for inspiring more courageous behavior in workplace settings. Since 1991 Bill has conducted over 500 corporate workshops and webinars for notable clients such asNASA, Accenture, Monster.com, CNN, SPANX, Center for Creative Leadership, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hugo Boss, Bank of America Merchant Services, UBS Bank, EarthLink, PNC Bank, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more at www.leadersopendoors.com and www.giantleapconsulting.com.