Susan of Susan Goldberg Leadership Consulting, formerly Susan Goldberg Executive Search, led two roundtables at the New York National Association of Women Business Owners small business Bootcamp, entitled, “Leading in Wonderland”. The description of those sessions, “What does great leadership look like in today’s economy? We’ll talk about that and tips on how to better manage your organization in a new, unprecedented business environment that has no rules.”
Using topics and lessons culled from the first few chapters of Susan’s book, “Leadership in Wonderland”, bringing them into real world anecdotes from working with her clients, and then having the small business owners who attended sharing their own experiences and questions, was rewarding for all of us. The themes we covered were accepting change as a given, the effects of gossip on a company overall (its leadership and entire staff), and when to ask for and accept help as a leader/CEO. The presidents who attended, admitted that asking for help was the most difficult lesson they had learned. However, they also acknowledged having a board, mentor, and/or coach were seen to be one of the most beneficial things a business owner or senior executive can do for themselves.
One of the attendees wrote an appreciative review after the roundtable. Thank you, Lena! Here is her email:
Thanks so much for your message! I had an immense joy speaking with you and learning about leadership aspects outlined in your book. I found them unique and challenging. It was great having a one on one discussion; I felt that I really got to connect with your ideas.
As for my expectations, your workshop has exceeded them! Not only you covered a new type of leaders (younger generation) but also went in depth challenging sensitive topics like accepting change and communication.
Our discussion has brought up a couple of recent situations that I had on my mind regarding reaching out for help, ‘gossip’ and connecting with my team. Thank you for putting my mind at ease 🙂 Sometimes it helps even just to talk those things through to overcome a mental block that you’re dealing with.
Weekend in Manhattan was a ton of fun! Hopefully, it won’t be long before I’m back in the city 🙂
Have a great week!
Creative Director & Owner