AC2021 - 101: Traditional Leadership is Dead: The Essential Role of the Modern Leader

2021 Annual Conference

Member: $25.00
Non-Member: $35.00

Qualifies for CPD hours - Organizational Effectiveness

Traditional leadership is dying. Employees are rejecting old-school leadership practices outright, forcing organizations to rethink and reshape the way leaders lead. In this presentation, attendees will understand the negative effects of traditional leadership on organizational culture, from the employee experience and innovation to burnout and how leadership roles have changed. In today’s uncertain business environment, leaders must adjust their mindset and adapt to new behaviours to bring about more cohesive, collaborative, and productive teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why traditional ways of leading are being rejected as new generations join the workplace.
  • Gain research-backed insights about your role as a leader in coaching, developing, and connecting your people so they thrive in ways that drive personal and organizational success.
  • Identify best practices for holding one-to-ones, establishing autonomy, building trust, and facilitating powerful employee experiences that demonstrate appreciation and translate into stronger business results.

Speaker Bio: David Sturt 

David Sturt is a New York Times bestselling author of two books, Great Work and Appreciate. He is an Executive Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Company, a $500+ million global recognition and workplace culture company.

His work and interviews have been published in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and NPR, and he co-authors a weekly leadership column on David has spoken at TEDx, and to over 35,000 business leaders at conferences and companies all over the world.

David has a bachelor’s degree in Training and Development and an MBA, and has two decades of experience in research, innovation, and leadership. He was born in England, raised in South Africa, and educated in the US and Asia. David is driven by making a difference in the world. For a more extensive bio for David, go to

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