Dean Haddock Provides Insights on Transformational Leadership

A thought leader on transformational leadership, Dean Haddock served as keynote speaker for two recent events, the American Council for Technology’s Management of Change Conference and The CFO Alliance’s Putting Culture First: How CFOs Become Transformational Leaders event.

For 31 years the Management of Change Conference has provided a valuable, trusted and stimulating forum where government and industry can collaborate on improving government through the use of information technology. With an acute budget crisis and increasing demands for transparency, government needs to take full advantage of the efficiencies and effectiveness offered by innovative information technologies.

“Today it is more important than ever that government agencies, corporate industry, and academia collaborate,” says Dean Haddock. “A combined effort creates a positive social outcome that benefits both corporate and community stakeholders.”

In his keynote, he addressed the crowd of 400 government and industry executives discussing the need for alignment of goals, processes, and culture among government, industry and academia to reach increased productivity. Dean Haddock spoke of generating a new learning environment by aligning technology and transformational learning.

“Content learning is insufficient. We need to learn about the context and in order to do that we have to become different observers of the world around us,” says Dean Haddock. “As our environment changes, the standards for effective performance change and our continued capacity to take effective action requires new actions.”

At the CFO Alliance event, Dean Haddock led an interactive discussion on how to create a culture of purpose and advance the individual empowerment required to transform organizations.

Leaders who empower others to realize and pursue individual visions are able to transform organizations. However, the ability to communicate with others so that situations occur more empowering to them is a capacity seldom if ever discussed in a finance text.

Click here to watch Dean Haddock's CFO Alliance presentation.

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