for a World in Transition
Founder, Keynote Speaker, Author & Leadership Coach
Dr. Ed Brenegar works with organizational leaders to expand their leadership impact and the productivity of their organization through the creation of cultures of trust and leadership initiative.
Leading for Impact
Leadership used to be understood as a function of an organization’s operating structure. Today, leadership is seen as a function of individual character and human performance. Leading for Impact presents a perspective of what a leader-rich organization looks like. In the past, the focus in many organizations was on what a person did, the activities of their job. Now, we look at the impact that each member of an organization creates. Leading for Impact introduces how an organization can transition to being a leader-rich environment by taking personal initiative to create an impact that makes a difference that matters.
Circle of Impact: Leadership for a World in Transition
Leadership has never been in greater demand or more difficult to provide. The days when the solution to a problem could be found within the problem are fading fast. Now, we need to look beyond the problem to see a new picture of our organizations. The Circle of Impact is a three-dimensional approach to leadership that recognizes that virtually all our challenges and opportunities live in the interaction between our Ideas, our Relationships and the social and organizational Structures of our businesses, families and communities. In this presentation, I bring a view of the transition that our world faces and how organizations can develop leadership within their people to create impact, resiliency and sustainability.
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How do leaders create the impact that matters and makes a difference in their life and the lives of others? I explore the Big Questions and help answer the Pressing Issues.
“Creating design-driven innovations requires two assets: knowledge of how people could give meaning to things, and the seductive power to influence the emergence of a radical new meaning.” Roberto Verganti, Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition...
Trust isn't just an idea; it’s a feeling down deep in us. Trust is not some philosophical construct or a business strategy, but the measure of what people feel about us and our organizations. In our interactions with people, it is an early warning system, alerting us...
Seth Godin wrote: “Change almost never fails because it’s too early. It almost always fails because it’s too late.” This is perfectly true. Many years ago, as we were talking about one of my consulting projects, my father—who, as an HR guy, was one of the best judges...
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Who is Dr. Ed Brenegar?
Keynote speaker and leadership consultant Dr. Ed Brenegar is a catalyst for teaching people to think for themselves, to act on their own initiative and to become people of impact within the organizations, communities and institutions with which they engage. His Circle of Impact model provides the tools for innovative problem-solving, collaboration and planning across social and organizational boundaries by addressing the connected dynamics between ideas, relationships and structure.
As a sought-after leadership coach, university professor, columnist and award-winning Internet commentator, Ed has worked with senior executives, entrepreneurs and a variety of organizational clients for 30 years to solve the real problems that confront leaders, specializing in transformational change and transition processes.
Ed has partnered with churches on congregational change management and the strategic development of church stewardship programs. He founded an international social network for the transformative power of gratitude and serves as Chief Strategist for a global non-profit that provides tools and support for children and young adults to conduct social entrepreneurial projects. His forthcoming book “Circle of Impact: Leadership for a World in Transition” provides a simple, practical roadmap for making a difference that matters through clarity of purpose and values that strengthen work and relationships.
With a doctoral degree in Leadership and Ethics, Ed has thought deeply and practically about the nature of leadership in organizations today, conducted numerous workshops and facilitated events for corporate, public sector and ecclesiastical stakeholders. His fresh perspective, formalized in the Circle of Impact model, recognizes leader potential at all levels of society and the power of taking personal initiative to inspire positive action.
Co-Founder, Rusty Lion
When I read Circle of Impact, I was struck by two thoughts. Ed Brenegar is the definitive expert on something we constantly experience in our lives that we keep trying to avoid: change. And, if there was ever a time we need an expert on change and the accelerated transitions in our lives, it’s now. Ed is the right man for our world right now. Read his book!
Sr. Consultant, Deutsche Bank
Dealing with humans is the biggest challenge in leadership. And yet deepening relationships while creating a foundation of trust always does lead to personal growth and better results. In times of change Ed Brenegar knows how to unlock people´s potential by guiding them while asking the right questions. Here is someone who understands how to lead with empathy. The book is a must read to anyone who is interested in unlocking their potential and lead more humane.
CAO, CareSource Management Group
I have worked with Ed for almost 3 years. His process and results could not have been better and Ed gained the confidence, appreciation and trust of the team and executives. Because of his great work on this engagement we brought him back to be a coach for our executive team to help us build stronger and more effective relationships across the team.