Date: April 16, 2012
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Grant Thornton LLP
333 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, VA
Title: Leadership, IIE, and You
Presenter: G. Don Taylor, Jr.
Cost: Free. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided by Grant Thornton LLP.

Registration: Please register on or before April 8, 2012 at: http://dontaylor.eventbrite.com/

Description: Although leadership is a challenge, it is also a responsibility. In our own way, and according to our own skills, interests, and talents, we are all called upon to be leaders. Based on the broad-based and unique skills that we learn and apply as Industrial and Systems Engineers, this is particularly true for persons in our profession. In this talk, the speaker focuses on the challenges and responsibilities of leadership. First, he focuses on general characteristics of leaders, supported by two case studies. Next, he reveals the ways that the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) is providing leadership in six key, strategic areas. Finally, he discusses the grand challenges ahead of us, and challenges the audience to provide leadership in these areas.