Leading Through Challenging Times: The Art of Resilience

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

June 3, 2009: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to what’s happened to you. In times of continuous turbulence, resilient leaders are those who adapt, change and use challenges as opportunities to re-invent themselves. Resilient organizations are the same. In the current economy, leaders are challenged across all kinds of businesses to help their teams to prevail despite uncertainty. Leading a resilient organization takes courage, focus, and the ability to engage others in generating a purposeful path that may change in an instant. Karlin Sloan, author of Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company will join us to confront an issue that impacts all of us - leading through challenging times. 6:00PM: Networking 6:30-8:30PM: Presentation and Facilitated Program


Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

You are invited to a powerful presentation and working session facilitated by Karlin Sloan, CEO of Karlin Sloan and Company, a leadership development firm specializing in aligning with leaders to create smarter, faster and better organizations through executive coaching, executive team alignment and large-scale leadership development programs for senior executives and high-potentials. In this interactive program, we will explore: 1.) Practicing your own resilience 2.) Recognizing resilience and the absence of resilience in client organizations 3.) Working with simple tools to develop resilient leadership As part of “The Resilence Project” Karlin was asked to develop and co-lead a program “The Resilient Organization” with top authors/consultants Ram Charan and Jim Loehr at Wharton School of Business. For more details see: Karlin and her colleague Alan Graham developed a resilience assessment to support leaders in cultivating resilience as part of The Resilience Project, a suite of programs and services to support leaders and their organizations in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Through dialog, storytelling and experiential exercise, in Resilience Project programs leaders, and their people, to learn strategies for developing personal and organizational resilience. There is no fee for this presentation and interactive program, but registration is required and will be limited to 60 participants.


No Charge


Register Online
We do not anticipate to have room for any walk-ins the day of the event

Deadline: 6/1/2009

Speaker Profiles

Karlin Sloan (Speaker)
CEO, Karlin Sloan & Company

Experienced as a keynote speaker, Karlin Sloan is a frequent presenter on the topic of executive leadership development. She has been featured on ABC News Network’s “Moneyscope”, Fox Channel Five’s “Good Day New York” and Boston Cable Network’s “The Art of Coaching”. Her client list includes Allstate, Leo Burnett, MTV Networks, Interbank, Starcom MediaVest Group, NYU Stern School of Business, Jose Cuervo International and The Universidad Peruana Ciencias Applicadas. As the founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company, Ms. Sloan provides organization development consulting, training and executive coaching to clients the U.S., South America and Asia. She has helped organizations to develop clearer, more effective communication, enhanced teamwork and powerful leadership in times of growth and change She is the author of the acclaimed business book Smarter, Faster, Better; Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership which has been translated into Thai and Russian. Karlin Sloan and Company recently completed an ROI study for one client that shows by one measure alone a conservative return of at least 960% on the investment in leadership development services. The firm provides a year-long program based on this content, as well as half-and full-day programs that have been very well-received at client organizations. Clients served include multinationals, such as Wrigley, Yahoo!, Leo Burnett, and others.


Del Larkin