Keep Calm and Take Me to Your Leader
"Take me to your leader" is a comical request by extraterrestrial aliens of Earthlings in cartoons and comic strips, first stated as "Kindly take us to your President" in a 1953 science fiction cartoon by Alex Graham in The New Yorker magazine. Since then, the expression has appeared in movies, including Pixar's Toy Story, and most recently has morphed into the British lexicon as "KEEP CALM AND TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER."
While the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute ponders how to respond to such an appeal, should (when?) contact ever be made with extraterrestrial life forms, how would the "Take me to your leader" invitation be addressed in your organization today? Would an organizational chart be needed to direct your efforts? Need one be a manager to be invited to an organization's leadership training? Is leadership a role for select others? Or, can anyone in an organization be a leader and use their vision of new ideas, from hardware to software to the use of emerging technologies, to opportunities for investment, near and far, to create a path for others to follow? Consider the inclusive clarification of leadership from John Quincy Adams, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
In the spirit of Adams, we invite you to Keep Calm and renew your commitment to leadership. We also invite you to view a 51-second video created by our team for our upcoming Forum.
Join us in June as we
explore the unseen forces that stand in the way of leadership and teamwork in industry, government, and education, through thinking together about thinking
, we invite you to join with peers at the In2:InThinking Network's 2015 Forum in Los Angeles, California, from June 10th through 14th, on the campus of Woodbury University
. This year, our ever timely focus will be;
"Break the Mold: Aspire, Inspire, Achieve"
For more information, visit our 2015 Forum website
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Our Forum registration fee is $400 for our Weekend Conference, with a $50 discount for registrations received by midnight, Pacific Time, on April 29th. We also offer a $200 registration fee
for full-time students.
If you are not able to attend our Weekend Conference, you are most welcome to attend any of our 17 Pre-Conference sessions, all free, with the exception of a $40 material fee for session N, What We're Learning About the Brain and a $15 fee for session O, Self-Organizing the "Change Agent." Webcasting is also an option; find details at this link. A $25 discount on our webcasting offer is in place until April 29th
For the first time in our 14-year history, we are charging a daily fee
of $10 to participate in the Pre-Conference sessions. This fee will help us to offset expenses for meals (Continental Breakfast and Lunch) and handouts associated with these sessions,
Register by Monday, May 18th to reserve our discounted room rates at the Hampton Inn
Register by Monday, June 8th to attend any of our Pre-Conference sessions
Register by Saturday, June 13th to attend our Weekend Conference
If you are not ready to register, but are likely to attend, please complete our RSVP Survey to help us with attendee estimates in our planning efforts.
For a glimpse of the excitement we offer, link here for a photo montage from our 2012 Forum. Link here for a complete list of our previous 2015 Forum UPDATES.
In2:InThinking Network 2015 Forum Team