Speakers: Robert Eichinger, Ph.D., Retired CEO and Co-founder of Lominger Limited, Inc. and Vice-chairman of the Korn Ferry institute. Currently COO of TeamTelligent.
Topic: What’s Next in Training, Development and Coaching of Leaders? My Bet is on NeuroLeadership.
Location: Marriott Courtyard at 7 Corners, 1500 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis
Sponsored by Modern Survey
We have learned a lot over the last 50 years about leadership development. Action learning. 70/20/10. The 9 box matrix. The power of feedback (360s). EQ. Learning Agility. Engagement. We know the critical competencies needed for success. Derailment. Difficult conversations. Personal coaching. Assignmentology. All of the above and other findings have contributed to improving what we do to select, train, develop, and coach people to management and leadership success.
What’s next? My guess is applying brain science to helping managers and leaders lead. Brain science is exploding. There are daily new findings. It’s in the business and popular press (a danger?). Obama has created a program called the decade of the brain to accelerate research. The funding agencies are awarding grants. David Rock (and others) say we know about 5% of what we will eventually know about how the brain works and the relationship of that to management and Leadership. 5% is a good start. I will offer some early insights into how knowledge of the brain can increase our effectiveness at helping people lead.
Bob Eichinger, now retired, was the Vice Chairman of the Korn/Ferry Institute for Korn/Ferry International, and is based in Minneapolis. As a co-founder of Lominger International, Dr. Eichinger brings more than four decades of experience working, teaching, consulting, and coaching. Prior to Korn/Ferry’s acquisition of Lominger International in 2006, he was co-founder and CEO of Lominger Limited, Inc., a publisher of over 50 leadership and talent development products and solutions.
Prior to co-founding Lominger, he was with Pillsbury in Minneapolis, where he led employment, affirmative action, training, management and executive development, and was Total Quality Management co-chair.
Before Pillsbury, Dr. Eichinger was with PepsiCo in New York as the director of management development in three divisions: Pepsi Cola USA; PepsiCo International, where he was in charge of international executive development; and PepsiCo Corporate, where he led executive development across all of PepsiCo.
Earlier in his career, he spent a decade with LWFW, a management consulting firm in Texas specializing in executive assessment and development, training and development, organization development, quality and work design, and market research.
Bob has been an active U of M alumnus and was awarded the 2013 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Liberal Arts. Additionally, he has funded a Fellowship for Psychology, Sociology and Counseling graduate students. Bob has worked with two past and current Deans of CLA on future policy issues and has worked with many undergraduate students on career planning. He has worked on several committees working on the future of CLA.
Bob has given feedback to and been the coach of 100’s of senior level executives over his career and has authored over 50 books, software products, and other intellectual property around the topic of talent management and succession planning. His 360 Assessment tool, VOICES® has been used to assess over 100,000 leaders around the world. He is the co-creator of the concept of learning agility, a leading predictor of effective leadership.
Dr. Eichinger began his career at the University of Minnesota, where he spent eight years teaching psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Since retiring in 2006, Dr. Eichinger has spent most of his time studying NeuroLeadership with the goal of developing tools for managers and executives to mange their brain resources more effectively.