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September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome CEO of Center for Transforming Culture and best selling author Dara Barlin for an event uniting leaders and employees of government institutions seeking to transform culture, improve trust in the workplace, and foster more meaningful outcomes for communities.
This free event program includes:
— Highlights from the best-selling book A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity and Belonging in Government Institutions
— Interview with Kara Joy (KJ) McKee, Tulsa City Councilor, District 4
— Discussion on audience experiences and ideas for positive culture transformation
— Networking with like-minded government employees, leaders, stakeholders and friends
*Masks are not required, but are strongly encouraged to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
About the book:
There is a popular saying originated by Peter Drucker that is used in professional circles: “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Yet most government institutions still use traditional ‘command and control’ style leadership. This can foster challenging and sometimes even toxic cultures that breed bias, blame-games, quiet quitting and political gridlock. This gap has led to a number of issues that make policy implementation ineffective and derail even the most noble reform initiatives.
Yet, there are some leaders currently using a new type of leadership which is creating extraordinarily effective cultures and high-performing teams which, in turn, produce powerful outcomes for the government institution and the communities served by those institutions. The purpose of this book is to shine a light on individuals and government organizations that have been able to accomplish a focus on culture AND outcomes, and in doing so have strengthened innovation, equity and a sense of belonging that supports more trust in government.
Dara Barlin has over two decades of experience facilitating trust-building conversations, conducting research to inform policy, and leading grassroots campaigns for positive change. Dara’s research has been featured in the United Nations, U.S. Congress, Institute for Public Policy Research, and Harvard Education Spotlight Series. Her organizing campaigns for policy change have been touted as outstanding models by Human Rights, White House and State Department leaders. In 2012, she led a global campaign that helped to build trust and develop a common blueprint for positive change across 97 countries. More recently, in response to the mental health crisis spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dara initiated a campaign to bring more effective communication skills to households around the world. Dara has a Masters with honors in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College.