Resilient Leadership for High-Performing Organizations

Think Leadership
Think Booth

Susan Lucia Annunzio
President and CEO, The Center for High Performance

Offered in English

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Think Leadership
Think Booth

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    Susan Lucia Annunzio
    President and CEO, The Center for High Performance
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    Offered in English

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RESILIENT LEADERSHIP FOR HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS

Develop the Courage to Tackle Tough Times

Leadership is not for the faint of heart—brave leaders face challenges head-on.
—Susan Lucia Annunzio, President and CEO of The Center for High Performance

Rising to meet challenges and adversity tend to be watershed moments in a leader’s career. Whether navigating the complex turbulent landscape of a global pandemic, managing technological change, or responding to economic setbacks, the highest-performing leaders are those who are brave, resilient, and embolden others in their organization to action.

Program Takeaways

  • Build respect by learning to lead with courage and confidence by representing your most authentic self
  • Explore and encourage the characteristics of a high-performance environment
  • Acquire effective communication tools to have courageous conversations, tackle tough issues and deliver bad news
  • Discover how to manage change agents and build agility within your organization

Faculty

Susan Lucia Annunzio

PRESIDENT AND CEO, THE CENTER FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Susan partners with senior executives to increase their ability to simplify complex strategic decisions through enhanced collaboration and creativity. She is a globally recognized speaker and thought leader on shaping and maintaining high-performance business environments. She has a strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human-capital investments.

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Previously, Susan ran the research-based high performance consulting subsidiary of Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a leading international professional staffing and talent management solutions firm.

Under her direction, Hudson Highland completed the most comprehensive global study of knowledge workers ever conducted regarding the factors that accelerate or stifle high performance. Susan has presented on this study at such prestigious venues as the World Economic Forum, The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change at the University of Greenwich, and Vacature’s 2004 “Talent Economy” launch event in Belgium.

Susan has been an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business. She has been a guest lecturer at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Instituto Empressa in Madrid. She also has taught at General Electric’s Crotonville Corporate Training Center.

She is the author of Contagious Success (Portfolio, 2004), a dynamic management book that revealed a global standard for high performance. Contagious Success was voted Fast Company’s Readers’ Choice selection in January 2005. Additionally, Susan authored two more prominent business books: Communicoding (Fine, 1990; Penguin USA, 1991) and Evolutionary Leadership (Simon & Schuster, 2001; Fireside, 2002).

She has been a guest on numerous local and national television and radio news programs and has been quoted extensively in the business press, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, USA Today and Bloomberg.

Susan is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group. She also works with the Metropolitan YWCA of Chicago and The United Way.

Who Should Attend?

This program will benefit mid- to senior-level executives who are charged with having tough talks, minimizing fears, and mobilizing an organization to move ahead amid uncertainty.

Leaders from a wide range of industries and organizations, including corporations, associations, nonprofits, startups, and public sector organizations, will find this program beneficial.

Executives from most job titles and functions will also benefit from attending this program, including entrepreneurs and consultants; and those in finance, operations, business development, human resources, sales, marketing, general management, donor relations, and operations.

Live-Online Format

Our live-online programs are delivered in a synchronous format where you’ll engage with faculty, industry leaders, and a global set of peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment. Often, these programs blend live sessions with activities or projects, and readings to deepen one’s understanding of the materials. The benefit to this format is that you’ll receive Booth’s rigorous content in short, digestible sessions held multiple times weekly and span over a few weeks.

Participants should expect to commit a total of 4-6 hours per week to this program.

Live online sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am US Central Time. View the full program schedule here.

Networking Forum

This program includes a live-virtual networking session, where participants will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the cohort and share their work experience, as well as their most significant business challenge they are currently facing. Booth team members will host these forums, and will help continue post live-forum discussions onto the program’s online discussion boards.

Why Booth?

  • You will learn from one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. As part of the University of Chicago, which is home to an extraordinary 92 Nobel laureates, Chicago Booth has nine faculty members who have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • Chicago Booth´s multidisciplinary approach to education gives you the analytical frameworks for unlocking solutions to complex problems. You’ll be encouraged to take risks, share your ideas, embrace diverse perspectives, and define your individual path to success.
  • At Booth, empirical evidence (real-world data) and analysis are paramount. A diverse array of analytical and behavioral frameworks gives participants the ability to visualize compelling new business solutions.
  • Upon completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Chicago Booth Executive Education. You will also receive a Digital Badge that serves as a certified online credential of your accomplishment and can be shared among social networks such as LinkedIn.
  • You’ll automatically become a member of the Booth Executive Education community, which will provide you with an opportunity to grow your professional network.

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For more information contact:
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education

Call us:
+1 312 800 8657

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