Course ID: FALTT

At the Helm in the Storm: Seven Survival Strategies for Leaders in Turbulent Times

These are difficult times for leaders. Never has leadership been so important – or seemingly so dangerous. Courageous leaders not only face personal and career challenges, sometimes even their physical safety can be at stake. With the press full of stories of angry mobs and even bombs in the mail, leadership today is both risky and thankless. Fortunately, there are many ways to weather the storm.

Greg Conderacci is a BLI Senior Fellow, consultant, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has held leadership positions during mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, layoffs and rapid growth periods in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. A former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, he has not only covered major changes, he has lived them as well. As author of Getting UP! Supercharging Your Energy, he has researched and written extensively about personal energy’s impact on careers and organizations. He is a sought-after adviser for personal and corporate change management. (Available in a 4 or 8-hour format.)

Learning Objectives
  • Discover ways to improve your performance despite the stress of your job
  • Discuss how proven “survival strategies” can help you succeed in the “the jungle out there”
  • Practice how to “bounce back” from setbacks
  • Identify how to pick your battles and take the risks that matter

Major Topics
  • Know what’s killing you. Stress and energy management.
  • Know why you’re living. Purpose, performance and vision.
  • Fight fear and despair. Failure, learning and safety.
  • Know how to recover. Disasters (large and small), suffering and healing.
  • Take bold but smart risks. “Paradox thinking” and solutions hidden in plain sight

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is in a leadership position or aspires to be

Fields of Study
Personal Development


Leadership experience

Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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