Leading in a Dynamic and Unpredictable World
The Wharton School
June 16, 2009
Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges from uncertainties in their markets, challenges from their competitors, and gyrations of their economies. The leadership decisions that executives must make are more difficult but also more consequential. How can executives in the private sector, public service, and non-profit world prepare themselves and their teams to lead in this uncertain environment? What are the best ways forward when leadership is on the line? And what will be needed when their enterprises increasingly work across national boundaries? The thirteenth annual Wharton Leadership Conference in Philadelphia on June 16, 2009 is focused on leading in a period of greater risks and higher stakes.
The annual Wharton Leadership Conference is one of the gatherings most popular with, and most beneficial for, corporate leaders, according to a recent report by public relations firm Weber Shandwick entitled Five-Star Executive Conferences. An article by Forbes.com writer Matthew Kirdahy on the report notes that the Wharton Leadership Conference is second only to the Fortune Innovation/iMeme conference in the number of C-level speaker participants. And in a 2008 study by Burson-Marsteller, the conference was named as one of the "Most Valued Podiums" for CEOs and senior executives.
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Leadership Development at Wharton Executive Education: This moment in history demands a new form of leadership that can set the right goals, communicate the right ideas, and deliver effective results. Wharton's suite of leadership programs are designed to be transformational, challenging your mindset and helping you to perform at the top of your game. We'll help you to become the kind of visionary leader this moment demands.