Strategic HR at Mount Washington: Oct 27-29, 2019 – Bretton Woods, NH


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Retreat!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 Retreat.

Closing Keynote: Better Together

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How a Shared Leadership Model Supports Relationships and Results

Tricia Naddaff, Management Research Group

Wanted: a leader who can take risks but keep expenses under budget; be emotionally supportive to colleagues but maintain professional boundaries; and come up with creative new ideas but stay true to the organizational vision.

Sound familiar? Over the past 40 years, organizations’ expectations for leaders have expanded dramatically. While the list of ideal leadership qualities continues to grow, very few organizations pause to examine whether it’s reasonable – or even possible – for one individual to bring such a breadth of skills to the job. To meet the demands of an increasingly complex business environment, HR leaders are left with a near-impossible task: develop super-human leaders who can do it all.

In our closing keynote presented by Tricia Naddaff of Management Research Group in Portland, Maine, we will uncover the latest research which illustrates just how complex leadership has become, and how few leaders possess the skills to single-handedly master both relationships and results. When organizations ask for leaders who can do it all, they all but ensure there will be leadership gaps, and they run the risk of burning out their top talent. The solution? Develop a culture of shared leadership.

In this presentation, attendees will:

  • Explore new research that proves just rarely leaders excel at both relationships and results
  • Learn how HR leaders play a key role in ending the harmful myth of the heroic, do-it-all leader
  • Discover how HR can support the establishment of a more collaborative, more effective model of leadership
  • See how a strategic shift toward a culture of shared leadership can help you retain top talent and yield better outcomes for your organization

Approved for SHRM credit and HRCI BUSINESS credit.

Program Faculty: Tricia Naddaff