When Saturday February 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM (1189 days ago)
Where Lehman Auditorium
Duration 2 hours
Every person and every organization needs an edge or frontier with the world where a real conversation is possible. This creative conversational edge is difficult to sustain, but an absolute necessity, both for good customer service and for sustaining a vital personal life amidst the continual demands of providing that service. In this talk, world-renown poet David Whyte will explore the essence of conversational leadership, and why it is not an invitation to endless talking but rather a means of identifying the crucial exchanges that move individuals, customer relationships and organizations from immovability and re-activeness to pro-activity and anticipation. With a unique blend of humor, insight and poetry, he illustrates the foundational qualities that allow leadership to be both real and effective.
About David Whyte
The author of six books of poetry and three books of prose, David Whyte holds a degree in marine zoology and has traveled extensively, including living and working as a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, the Amazon and the Himalayas. He brings this wealth of experience to his poetry, lectures and workshops.
Intended Audience General Public
Name MA in Counseling
Phone # 540.432.4243