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MBA Membership Lunch Meeting

  • 02/02/2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center: 550 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204


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Lead without Blame, and why it matters to leaders and teams

Diana Larsen

We've all been there. Something didn't go right. Something didn't go to plan. Something didn't go as expected. That dreaded "we need to figure out what happened" meeting is approaching. People are getting their fingers ready to point. No one wants the blame to fall on them. In spite of the best attempts at good leadership, in spite of knowing it’s best to focus on learning, improving, and what comes next, these sessions too often turn to assigning blame.

To capture business value in today’s world, leaders need to create effective environments for collaboration. They want to design work processes and climates for building responsibility and motivation. We know, when working with humans, that blaming rarely leads to accountability. More typically, it leads to a loss of focus and waste of time towards reaching the shared goal. Yet, too often, it’s become a habitual response in our organizations.  

Join Diana Larsen, co-author of the book Lead without Blame: Building Resilient Learning Teams, as she explores new ideas for motivating teams, as well as team members. In this talk, we'll quickly touch on what blame in the workplace can really mean, the impacts of blaming, and better alternatives for accomplishing accountability and motivation. Diana will pose a few intriguing points to start the discussion…and you will discover new perspectives along the way. As time allows, we'll have a Q&A with Diana to explore your questions.

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