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    Leading in the 21st Century

    Date: February 4, 2021, 8:30am
    Megan Hollywood
    Zoom Meeting - Participant Link to follow
    Free for Members; $10 for non-members which will be applied to those that choose to join Dulles SHRM as a member
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    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Leadership in the 21st Century

    For many of us growing up in the 20th century, our vision of leadership was formulated from watching John Wayne lead his unit into battle or vanquish the bad guys in one of any number of westerns.   Industry titans Harold Geneen at ITT and Jack Welsh at GE were the quintessential business leaders that everyone sought to emulate. The world was less complex, and command and control formed the foundation of most leader’s repertoire.   Fast forward to 2021 and we a faced with a different world.  The techniques that may have worked for leaders previously no longer work today.  It is no longer possible (if it ever really was) for a leader to control all aspects of the organization.  Change happens at a rapid pace, employees have more options, less loyalty, and therefore retention is a problem.  Competition has flourished and companies need to be fleet of foot to stay relevant.  Today leadership is no longer resident in a position but rather must proliferate throughout the organization.  These truths require a very different breed of executive and leader.  This discussion session will examine this leadership evolution and document the requirements for successful leadership going forward in the 21st century.   In this session you will learn about:

    • What is leadership?
    • What is the role of a leader today?
    • Behavioral Styles and their impact on leadership.
    • The Importance of mindset.
    • Critical Attributes of a leader.
    • Situational Leadership.
    • Building the Team.
    • The importance of conflict and diversity of thought.
    • Becoming a leader.

    Please register for this session via this link

    SHRM certificate of attendance.

    Discussion Hosted By:

    • Megan Hollywood – VP Human Resources at Objective Interface Systems, Inc.

    Contact Information – | (732) 742-3476 cell

    • Bryan Clickener – Producer at Arkin Youngentob a Division of Risk Strategies

    Contact Information – (571) 918-1917 cell

    • Presenter: 

    Kevin Sturm – President and Strategic Business Advisor at FocalPoint Coaching

    Contact Information: Email -; Company Website -  


    Date and Time:

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    • 8:30 a.m. Discussion with Dulles SHRM Chair, Presenter and Attendees begin

    Meeting Location:

    Participant Zoom Link to be provided closer to the date of the session


    Kevin Sturm is the President and Strategic Business Advisor of FocalPoint Coaching in Herndon, VA.  Kevin enable’s businesses to move from where they are today to where they want to be and beyond by clarifying their strategy, growing revenue and margin,, creating customer advocates, engaging and empowering their employees, and creating a culture of continuous improvement

    As a Vice President of Operations and senior technology executive, Kevin has spent his career driving large scale cultural transformation and change programs, turning around struggling organizations, developing leaders, and building and sustaining high-performance teams. With 25+ years of strategic execution across operations, adopting a customer-centric approach to drive commercial excellence, he has built and restored market share and profitability in startups and Global 500 companies.

    Kevin earned his master’s degree in Telecommunication Management from New York University – Polytechnic School of Engineering.  He also has a B.S. in Applied Sciences & Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

    B2B | Business Process Improvements | Change Management | Coaching & Mentoring | Competitive Analysis | Contract Negotiation | CRM | Multi-cultural Teams | New Business Development | Operational Excellence | P&L | Project Management | Revenue & Profit Growth | SaaS | Solution Selling | Strategic Planning

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Megan Hollywood at 732-742-3476. Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.