What is the future of leadership? A new podcast and webinar series featuring Rick Blasgen, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) president and chief executive officer, and Robert Martichenko, a CSCMP member, 2015 CSCMP Distinguished Service Award winner, and chief executive officer and founder of LeanCor, aims to answer that question.
In the initial podcast, released on April 30, both moderators discuss the idea of a "human leader"—one who is focused on respecting people and fostering meaningful relationships through work and technology. Under a "human leadership" model, people are empowered to improve and create more value for their organization. Transforming a company's culture to operate in this way should be the primary role of future leaders.
Martichenko believes that there are a number of forces or "gears" that can help drive a cultural transformation. After the initial podcast, Martichenko will host the first webinar of the "Future of Leadership Series" on May 20, which will focus on the first two "gears" of a cultural transformation framework: transformation alignment and leadership participation. Transformation alignment involves the organization aligning around what its current state is, what it wants its future state to be, and the roadmap for how it will get there. Leadership participation deals with creating focused leaders, leadership management systems, and aligned decision making.
In the second webinar on June 10, Martichenko will focus on the second two gears of a cultural transformation framework. The team member success gear includes having skilled team members, meaningful work environments, and seeing team members as problem solvers. The fourth and final gear, process ownership involves creating process visibility and performance, process discipline and best practices, and a relentless focus continuous improvement.
To download the April podcast, visit http://cscmpodcast.libsyn.com. If you are interested in registering for the May webinar, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2029053456708603660. To register for the June webinar, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1110927162655202828. Missed one of the webinars? Visit the cscmp.org website, select the e-learning tab, and click on "webinars" to download.