Deconstructing Leadership

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

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Get an analysis of the “special sauce” recognized as leadership, and learn one skill that every aspirational leader needs! Two experts share what leadership means and how to practice it for what you want to accomplish most. Please REGISTER! $35 for all 4 weeks (free for members, but you still need to register). 

June 3 “Emergent Leadership” session: Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, MA E&C, Cascadia Fellow, and recognized leader in sustainable design, will teach emergent leadership:  why this particular model is an exceptional path for leaders of the future, how can you become an emergent leader, and what does it take.  How could emergent leadership work on Bainbridge?  What is the one skill that every aspirational leader needs?

June 10, 17, 24th “The Work of Leaders” sessions:  Cynthia Shick, a professional development facilitator-trainer with 23+ years of successful project management, introduces an easy-to-grasp framework that demystifies the “special sauce” in leadership. These sessions are based on the research findings published in the book, “The Work of Leaders” (,  the result of a six-year study of the most respected thinking, writing, consulting, and practice  of thousands of leaders at all levels. This course will cover 6 Best Practices for each of these foundational elements of leadership:

  • June 10: Model and Crafting a Vision
  • June 17: Building Alignment
  • June 24:  Championing Execution
For the highest value for your time it is strongly recommended to take the Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders Profile, a personalized report that identifies your own individual strengths in the context of best practices for leadership. The report recommends the key areas where you’ll need to stretch in order to gain more effectiveness as a leader. Order your profile for $90.00 by contacting facilitator Cynthia Shick at, or (206) 331-6464. To view a sample report, go to: An optional 4th session will be available to help you use your individualized profile to design your leadership growth plan.

About the Speakers:

Kathleen_OBrienKathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, MA E&C, Cascadia Fellow, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of sustainability as an educator, strategic planner, writer, and project consultant.  Kathleen is the author of the popular “Northwest Green Home Primer.”

With her firm O’Brien & Company, Kathleen was instrumental in the development of green building certification and educational programs, policies, demonstration projects, and as such a key player in the market commercialization of green building and development in the Northwest. She has won multiple regional leadership awards including the Earth Day Award for Environmental leadership, the Outstanding Leadership Award for Sustainable Seattle, the Woman of Achievement Award for Kitsap YWCA, the Better Bricks Advocate Finalist Award, the College Innovation Award for Seattle Central Community Colleges, and has been recognized as a Cascadia Fellow for her lifetime contribution to green building.

Today, Kathleen directs the EMERGE Leadership Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission “to accelerate life-sustaining solutions in the built environment through emergent leadership training.” Learn more about Kathleen’s legacy project at Linkedin:   Twitter:@kobrienemerge  ELP Mission: To accelerate life-sustaining solutions in the built environment through emergent leadership principles.

Attendees to Kathleen’s session on June 3rd will receive a coupon code for $25 savings off the attendee’s applicable registration rate for the EMERGE Leadership Residency scheduled at Islandwood in January, 2015. Learn more about Kathleen’s legacy project:


Cynthia Shick is a facilitator and trainer who brings to her practice over 20 years of lessons learned as a successful project manager. Her focus is on raising her clients’ measurable business outcomes through the development of their influence ability and personal relationship performance. Cynthia helps clients acquire and apply skills in areas of communications, leadership, teambuilding, constructive conflict engagement and personal style awareness. She has worked with a full complement of clients, team partners, executives and professionals in private, public and non-profit business sectors. More about her work is found on

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