Leadership Forum Featuring Creating We Author Judith Glaser

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The Creating We Leadership Forum is scheduled for December 1st and 2nd, 2005 at The Crossings in Austin, Texas

ExecuGrowth, Inc, an established leadership development and business consulting firm, will host a Leadership Forum featuring Creating We best-selling business author Judith Glaser. The two-day forum is designed to teach leaders the latest principles, practices and actions that will enhance the growth of individuals and organizations.

Creating We has been selected as one of the Best Business Books of 2005 by Forbes and the Business Book Review. “We consider Judith’s process to be timely and groundbreaking. Her approach provides a compelling framework for learning and transformation in organizational cultures,” said Dawne Era, founding partner with Kathleen Ranahan, of ExecuGrowth Inc. “In today’s world, old-style management no longer works. To build a healthy, thriving organizational culture, interconnectedness among teams is a must.

Judith’s step-by step method paves the way to creating a culture of collaboration, strength and positive outcome” says Era.

The two-day Leadership Forum is designed for any leader who is ready to step into a more powerful approach to partnering with their employees. The curriculum will include: Inspiring Commitment to a Higher Purpose and Values, Establishing Mutual Accountability and Responsibility, Deconstructing Ineffective Behavior Patterns, Dissolving Cultural Boundaries, Building Skills to Handle Conflict and Complexities, Building an Environment that Creates Success, and Learning the Language of Protecting, Sharing, Discovering, and Partnering.

Glaser maintains that every individual wants to do well, to contribute, and to be included on winning teams. Many organizations are unwelcoming environments that drain energy away from productivity, health and high performance. In her proven process, people can become alert to anything that challenges the health of the culture, the organization, the team, and one-on-one relationships, whether it arises from within, from the competition, and/or from customer feedback. They can also listen in new ways to others so that everyone adds to the collective ability of the organization to respond quickly and proactively. “When colleagues work in concert, they learn from each other and are more apt to develop the higher-level skills and wisdom needed to meet the organization’s performance goals. When we connect, we learn how to turn breakdowns into breakthroughs- we become high-performing,” says Glaser.

ExecuGrowth’s goal is to “promote the creation of healthy, successful leadership that will benefit everyone within the corporate environment. We know that Judith’s work is transformational and necessary,” says Era.

Additional information about the Creating We Leadership Forum can be found at http://www.benchmarkcommunicationsinc.com. You may also call ExecuGrowth, Inc at


About Judith Glaser

Judith E. Glaser is founder, CEO and president of Benchmark Communications, Inc, a consultancy that works with CEO teams on such change initiatives as raising an organization’s cultural IQ, developing the brand from inside out, and creating strong leaders. As “organizational anthropologist,” executive coach, facilitator, and organizational designer, she helps leaders create “We-Centric Workplaces” that support the growth and development of people, partnerships, and businesses. Her clients span 21 different industries worldwide, including pharmaceuticals, fashion, retail, consumer goods, finance, technology, communications, consulting, entertainment, and manufacturing.

Glaser is a sought-after bestselling author and keynote speaker, who has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Newsday, the Star Ledger, Harvard Management Review, AMA World, and other journals. Her other books include Random House Book of Business Terms, Ultimate Power, and Discovering the Power of WE.

About ExecuGrowth, Inc

ExecuGrowth, Inc was founded by Dawne Era, CEO and Kathleen Ranahan, President with the mission to provide extraordinary coaching and management development to leaders and maximize individual and organizational performance.

Dawne Era possesses a broad based background in the fields of psychotherapy, human behavior, and business operations. Era has international experience in the realms of Organizational Development and Strategic Planning and is an expert in the field of Training and Performance Improvements. She has a passion and commitment to the development of individuals and organizations. Era is a contributing author to the Walking with the Wise series from Mentor Magazine.

Kathleen Ranahan’s expertise is derived from 20+ years of Business Operations, Sales / Marketing and Human Resources background, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Her knowledge base encompasses Business and Organizational Development, Performance Management, Employee Relations, Recruitment and the proven ability to assist with the growth and development of individuals or corporations. Her work focuses on using the tools necessary to create business improvements or career fulfillment. Her inspiring nature has a positive influence on the lives of others.

ExecuGrowth, Inc.’s clients include American Express, Monster Worldwide, UBS Warburg, GlaxoSmithKline and Nationwide Insurance.


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