THE FOUR VIRTUES OF A LEADER
GRAYSCALE: Why Black & White Thinking is Fatal
Keynote Speaker- Eric Kaufmann
Eric Kaufmann’s passion is Executive Leadership Development. His book, The Four Virtues of a Leader: Navigating the Hero’s Journey through Risk to Results, teaches the essential virtues shared by successful, passionate, and creative leaders and how they navigate through uncertainty and anxiety. As a Speaker, Author, Executive Coach, and Consultant he partners with leaders to go below the surface and beyond the obvious so they can think more clearly, make better decisions, and relate wholeheartedly.
Eric’s work is shaped in the crucible of his journey which includes 17 years of leadership coaching and consulting, management roles at Fortune 100 firms, degrees in business and psychology, thirty years of Zen practice, living in Israel and South Africa, teaching as a Master Scuba Diving instructor, working as a certified hypnotherapist, and meditating in a year-long retreat in an isolated cabin he built in the mountains of New Mexico.
Eric is President of Sagatica, an executive leadership consultancy, with his team, partner with leaders and teams at companies such as Verizon, SunPower, Dr. Bronner’s, Alcon, and Cymer. Eric blends strategic thinking with Zen practices to unfold a kind of thinking, deciding and relating the foster excellence along with personal or organizational evolution.
Eric is a Fellow and Thought Leader at the Institute of Coaching through Harvard’s McLean Medical School, a speaker for TEDx, and, while writing additional books, contributes to publication like Mindful.org, Training Magazine and Conscious Media Magazine.
Leadership is a hero’s journey
It is a pursuit of worthwhile rewards that calls for risk, sacrifice, and service to others. The heroic mindset emerges at the intersection of these four virtues:
Four Virtues of a Leader
Courage is not what you think
The Four Virtues of a Leader
Navigating the Hero’s Journey Through Risk to Results
This book challenges common thinking while giving practical ideas on what I have found to be the four virtues, or cornerstones, of good leadership: how to stay focused, be courageous, persevere as you accelerate your organizational growth, and take the leaps of faith that we all need to do to move from the old to the new. Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s premier leadership coach, has called this book, "a truly visionary work." It differs from other leadership books on the shelf as it guides leaders to successfully fuse an unwavering commitment to business results with a deep respect for the human spirit.