In These Tough Economic Times, Leaders Can't Afford To Operate With Half Their Brain: Dr. John Townsend Speaks on Leadership

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Dr. John Townsend speaks at a luncheon on October 8 in Dallas on tapping into the right side of the brain for a competitive leadership edge. Townsend is author of the best-selling book "Boundaries" and his latest book "Leadership Beyond Reason." He will discuss the strategies that leaders must use to have high performance and get results during these tough economic times. The "left-brain" approach of using things like cost-analysis and strategy meetings has worked for decades, but those tried-and-true practices aren't enough in this new economic climate. Now, the successful leaders are those who have tapped into the right side of their brain and relied on intuition, creativity, emotions, and relationships.

Leadership Beyond Reason (Thomas Nelson, 2009)

Leadership as usual, is no longer leadership as usual. People and companies are changing the way they look at opportunities and problems in order to succeed in a changing work paradigm.

Dr. John Townsend, author of the best-selling book "Boundaries" and his latest book "Leadership Beyond Reason," will discuss the new strategies that leaders must use to have high performance and get results during these tough economic times at a luncheon on Thursday, October 8, 2009, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas. The "left-brain" approach of using things like cost-analysis and strategy meetings has worked for decades, but those tried-and-true practices aren't enough in this new economic climate. Now, the successful leaders are those who have tapped into the right side of their brain and relied on intuition, creativity, emotions, and relationships.

The down economy has required managers and executives to examine their approaches to leadership. According to Dr. Townsend, "Leadership as usual, is no longer leadership as usual. People and companies are changing the way they look at opportunities and problems in order to succeed in a changing work paradigm."

Townsend's studies have found that a key component to leading successfully during tough times is adding a life team in addition to a technical team. Many leaders rely heavily on the technical side of business such as accounting, IT, change-management, and marketing to assist them in working out problems. "While these aspects are critical," says Townsend, "leaders also need people around them just to support them as a person. A life team provides a sounding board for knotty problems, a place to unload troublesome stress and negative emotions, and a safe environment to talk about deeper issues and concerns."

Attendees at the luncheon will hear Dr. Townsend expand on the keys to leading in this down economy and receive a copy of his hardcover book, "Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings and Intuition." Admission to the luncheon is $35. Individuals interested in attending may email Elaine Morris at elaine (at) drtownsend.com or call her at 214-244-2592 to reserve a seat.

Other Upcoming Dallas Events with Dr. Townsend:
Townsend will speak at another luncheon on November 12 at the same location on a similar topic.

On November 13-15, Dr. Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud will be conducting a Boundaries Boot Camp in Dallas. Boot Camp attendees will learn how to set healthy boundaries, communicate directly and clearly, have healthy confrontations, and reduce stress.

Starting in January 2010, Dr. Townsend will expand The Leadership Coaching Program that he currently leads in Southern California to Dallas. Ten professionals make up a team that meets one day a month to go beyond the disciplines of leadership and explore the vital areas of life that are impacting his or her effectiveness and success. Between meetings, they'll also meet with local executive coach Elaine Morris. The program offers a unique holistic approach to accelerating business and leadership performance, producing measurable and significant results. Those interested in being considered for membership on the team should contact Elaine Morris (elaine (at) drtownsend.com / 214-244-2592) to schedule a personal interview with Dr. Townsend. Applicants can also fill out this form.

About Dr. John Townsend:
Dr. John Townsend is a clinical psychologist, leadership consultant, and best-selling author. He has been helping leaders, organizations and individuals on six continents make changes and exceed their goals through team and key executive coaching, corporate consulting, training workshops, and speaking for more than two decades. He has written or co-written 21 books, totaling 5 million in sales, including the best-seller "Boundaries" and most recently "Leadership Beyond Reason: How Great Leaders Succeed by Harnessing the Power of Their Values, Feelings and Intuition." He is also the co-host of the nationally-syndicated radio talk show New Life Live. http://www.drtownsend.com

If you'd like more information about the luncheons, boot camp, or coaching program or if you'd like to schedule an interview with Dr. Townsend, please contact Elaine Morris at elaine (at) drtownsend.com or 214-244-2592.

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