2019 LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM SERIES: The Resilient Leader – Reflect & Reframe

March 26, 2019
Written by: Olivia R. Wirth, Director of Marketing & Senior Associate of Leasing/Development, HSA PrimeCare

CREW CHICAGO MARCH 19, 2019
2019 LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM SERIES: The Resilient Leader – Reflect & Reframe

On March 19, 2019 CREW Chicago members joined the Leadership & Professional Development Committee for an engaging presentation and interactive workshop where they deepened their understanding of what it means to be a resilient leader. 

Executive Coach, Sarah Mankowski led the program, and began by describing three key factors that support resilience: persevering amidst challenges; maintaining interpersonal relationships; and focusing on a grander purpose. She went on to explain that resilient leaders are able to lead with calm, clarity, conviction, and strength. When necessary, they can remove themselves from the core of a challenge, take a step back, and view it “from the balcony.” Widening their perspective allows them to better understand the systems at play and more effectively lead their team to a desired outcome. 

Participants completed self-assessments to determine their strengths and weaknesses as resilient leaders and then discussed a series of coaching questions in small groups and as a large group. Following a lively discussion, Mankowski asked each participant to share one word to describe how they plan to be a resilient leader. The program ended with each attendee committing to follow up with a partner to encourage them to continue on their path to becoming a resilient leader using the tools provided in the program. 

Thank you very much to Polsinelli for hosting this event at their beautiful office at 150 N. Riverside and for providing food and beverages.

If you missed this leadership & professional development program, stay tuned for CREW Chicago’s video podcast, which will be posted to CREWTube following the event. 

If you are interested in writing a future CREW Chicago event summary, please contact the Communications Committee chair and co-chairs.