Lessons Learned From Getting It Wrong
Consulting projects are rarely complete successes or complete failures.
Every engagement is a blend of satisfying accomplishments and moments where the consultant wishes she/he could push the "do over" button. But some experiences are more negative than others. Kelin will share some of his examples of mistakes, bad luck, bad timing, and bad judgment that provided his most useful and painful learning experiences, and then chair a discussion of the lessons learned, and the process of moving on to the next case.
About the Presenter:
Kelin Gersick, Ph.D, Lansberg, Gersick & Associates
Kelin Gersick is a Management Fellow at the Yale School of Organization and Management, and Professor Emeritus of Organizational Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. He is also co-founder and a senior partner of Lansberg, Gersick & Associates, a research and consulting firm in New Haven, Connecticut, that serves family businesses, family offices and family foundations.
Kelin's work -- as a researcher, consultant, former family therapist, writer, and teacher -- is all about families. He is the lead author of Generation to Generation: Life Cycles of the Family Business (1997, Harvard Business School Press), The Succession Workbook: Continuity Planning in Family Foundations (2000, Council on Foundations), Generations of Giving: Leadership and Continuity in Family Foundations (2004, Lexington Books), and many articles, cases, and columns.