SOURCE: Mariposa Leadership, Inc.

March 04, 2008 13:47 ET

Calling All Global Visionaries...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - In this time of economic insecurity and growing awareness of climate change, it's not enough for leaders to be just visionaries or even globalists. Instead, today's leaders must be global visionaries.

It's easy during crunch times to fall into the mode of putting out fires. Now more than ever, leaders need to step back and take a look at long-range plans for themselves and their organizations, and see how these plans align with the planet's future.

Sue Bethanis, Founder/CEO of Mariposa Leadership, Inc., is hosting a special Coach-on-Call version of her popular leadership forum Wise Talk on March 27th at 4 PM (PT). Sue will be answering questions about executive coaching and facilitating a discussion about what it means to be a global visionary. She offers the following questions to spark some ideas:

-- What is the next, next thing? How can you inspire truly creative thinking in your organization? Wise leaders get people in their organization thinking at the nexus of what is possible, what is economical, and what is good for the planet. What are some internal initiatives leaders have used to ignite latent genius?

-- Act locally with one small difference. What one small thing can we/you do differently? Global change starts locally, and some of the best "green" ideas, for example, come from passive energy and using -- and reusing -- what is already there. What are some small ideas that could have big impacts in your business?

-- Act globally... and know when to be virtual. Who do you need to include from other locations? How do you best communicate with people in other countries to ensure you're all on the same page? Show discernment in knowing when to be virtual and when to be face-to-face.

The more open ended questions you ask of yourself and your team, the more creative thinking and collaborative discussion you will generate. Take an hour to tune into this discussion and see what putting bright minds together can do.

Susan J. Bethanis, Ed.D., is the Founder/CEO of Mariposa Leadership, Inc., author of Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage, and host of the popular leadership forum Wise Talk.

Mariposa Leadership, Inc. offers premier leadership coaching services to high-tech, biotech, and financial industries.

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