From Hamster Wheel to Directed Pathway: Intentional Leadership from the Ground Up
Tuesday, October 30
Many of us might consider ourselves accidental leaders. We never intended to lead an institution, a department, a team or a board and yet here we are! We’re on the hamster wheel of leadership – learning on the job, suffering from imposter syndrome, somehow managing to put one foot in front of the other. What if we were able to jump off the wheel by bringing more intentionality to our leadership? Could each of us shape a leadership path that allows us to grow and develop our leadership in ways that empower us and the people we work with? Keynoter Anne W. Ackerson shares a new tool called the Layers of Leadership that is designed to do just that. Along the way, she’ll share some inspiring stories from colleagues whose intentional leadership is nothing short of transformative.
by design. These three words help shape Anne W. Ackerson’s career path. Little did Anne know when she began her first
museum job that she would discover a passion that has fueled her work ever
since. Anne served as director of several historic house museums and historical
societies in central and eastern New York, and is the former director of the
Museum Association of New York and the Council of State Archivists. She is
an independent consultant, facilitator and workshop leader focusing on the
organizational development issues of the smaller cultural institution. She
facilitates the Small Museum Pro course on leadership and administration, and
she team teaches a course on museum leadership for Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author with Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the
Workplace. Anne writes about cultural institution
management and leadership issues in her blog, Leading by Design (http://leadingbydesign.blogspot.com).
Mackinac State Historic Parks &
Museum Studies Program, Michigan State University