Skip to Main Content

The Leadership Lectures: Rosabeth Moss Kanter

2020-rosabeth-web

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:30am-10:30am (doors open at 9:00am)
Reception to follow
Counts for 2 hours of professional development for FIU Staff.

RSVP-button

Florida International University
Graham Center (Room 243)
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to inspire thought-provoking dialogue within the community by providing access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some of the world’s foremost leadership minds. As such, the attendance to the lectures are free and open to the public.

Special Announcement

rosabeth-moss-kanther-book

The first 50 people to arrive will receive a copy of
“Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time” by Rosabeth Moss Kanter (2020).

Join us for this lecture featuring

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, cofounder and, until recently, director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, business strategist, best-selling author, and consultant.

About the Lecture

How to become a power broker poised to tackle the biggest problems of our time

Throughout her pathbreaking career, Rosabeth Moss Kanter has time and again radically moved the arc of our thinking about leadership, change, and innovation. Drawing on her revolutionary work at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, she develops a new paradigm for taking on daunting problems such as climate change, social divisiveness, and economic insecurity. “Thinking outside the building” is the leadership skill of the future—and absolutely necessary for breaking through blockages thwarting solutions that can shake up the status quo.

Kanter provides extraordinary accounts of successes and near-stumbles of advanced leaders, A former Trader Joe’s executive, for example, navigated across business, government, and community sectors to deal with poor nutrition in inner cities. A Washington couple developed an ingenious global pathway for refugees to enter the job market. A visionary journalist-turned-entrepreneur closed social divides by giving fifty million social media users access to free local education and culture.

Advanced leadership is an emerging worldview of taking direct positive action without anyone asking you to do it. And this ambitious book aims not only to change the way we look at our careers, lives, and leadership potential, but mobilize an “army for change” equipped to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.

About Rosabeth

Rosabeth Moss Kanter cofounded and, until recently, directed the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative to help people at the top of their fields apply their skills to national and global challenges and build a new leadership force for the world.

  • Full bio

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter co-founded and, until recently, directed the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative to help people at the top of their fields apply their skills to national and global challenges and build a new leadership force for the world. Dr. Kanter is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at Harvard Business School. Her many influential books include Men and Women of the Corporation, Confidence: How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End, The Change Masters, and Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead.


The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Amerant Bank.

amerant-logo

We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

FIU Honors College

In an effort to optimize participation in our lectures we strongly urge you to register online to reserve your place and arrive early to claim your seat. While we are unlikely to turn anyone away, we are limited to the capacity of the lecture rooms and event spaces. Many thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Click here to view our past events.