The Wharton School Club of South Florida, in collaboration with Florida International University’s and the Columbia University’s Club of South Florida, will be hosting “The Leadership Dance,” a presentation led by University President Modesto Maidique on October 19, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. at the Kovens Conference Center—3000 N.E. 151 Street, in North Miami.
Maidique will introduce a powerful metaphor for leadership: leadership as a “dance,” with leaders and organizations as dance partners, managing change.
Based on case studies, such those at IBM, HP, and DEC, among others, and numerous interviews with world leaders in industry and government, Maidique will identify the key competencies of leaders (i.e. character, stamina, “emotional quotient”, and vision), partners (e.g., adaptability and membership), and dance (i.e. growth and change). The dance metaphor offers leaders a dynamic, interactive model for directing organizations that recognize the complementary roles of the leader and partner in the organizational dance.