Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr Gautam Mukunda - "High Impact Leadership" 


Do individual leaders make history or are they just part of the historical tide created by much larger forces? Where do the best and worst leaders come from and what explains how and why they come to power?

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Harvard Kennedy School Research Fellow and former Harvard Business School Professor Gautam Mukunda will discuss the pros/cons of “Extreme Leaders” and the inherent dangers to be wary of. He’ll use examples from politics, business, and science to explain his revolutionary theory that explains how organizations of all types really choose leaders, when they are likely to get one who will have a huge effect on them, for better or worse. He will show how to apply these theories to both picking better leaders and to increasing your own odds of success as one

An accomplished academic, Mukunda is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Security Studies Program and Program on Emerging Technologies. He is a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow, an NSF IGERT Fellow and a Next Generation Fellow of The American Assembly. He is a Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation’s Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Chief of Naval Operation’s Executive Advisory Panel, and a Jeopardy Champion. Formerly, he was an assistant professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit of Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Schwarzman Scholarship. 


Join us at the exclusive Country Club of Orlando on February 28 at 6PM for a seated three-course dinner and cash bar.  Complimentary Valet!  Early Bird discounted tickets are available before February 15 for $52 for Members and their guests, and $57 for Non Members. 



Thursday, 02/28/19 at 5:30pm - 8:00pm | iCal


The Country Club of Orlando
1601 Country Club Dr
Orlando, FL 32804 US

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Look Who's Coming:

Pamela Fisher
Eddy Dominguez
  Harvard Club of CFL
Holly Dominguez
  Harvard Club of CFL
Margaret Lezcano
Dr. Rick Hartker
Brad Rex
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Nancy Rex
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Larry Kahn
Amy Goodblatt
Lou Nimkoff
Lee Nimkoff
David Johnson
Anne Marie Kearney
Charo Uceda
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"Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter "  by Gautam Mukunda


Will your next leader be insignificant or indispensable?

The importance of leadership and the impact of individual leaders has long been the subject of debate. Are they made by history, or do they make it?  Get the Book

In Indispensable, Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda offers an enticingly fresh look at how and when individual leaders really can make a difference. By identifying and analyzing the hidden patterns of their careers, and by exploring the systems that place these leaders in positions of power, Indispensable sheds new light on how we may be able to identify the best leaders and what lessons we can learn, from both the process and the result.  Get the Book

Profiling a mix of historic and modern figures—from Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill and Judah Folkman—and telling the stories of how they came to power and how they made the most important decisions of their lives, Indispensable reveals how, when, and where a single individual in the right place at the right time can save or destroy the organization they lead, and even change the course of history. 

Indispensable will also help you understand this new model so you can use it in your own life—whether you’re a citizen casting a ballot, an executive choosing your next CEO, or a leader trying to make your mark.   Get the Book