Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café present an author talk and Q&A with Stephen Capizzano for the release of The Forgetful Organization. Stephen will be in conversation with Robin Nelson, owner of Leaning Rock Press, LLC.
This event is free, but registration is required. Registration details are at the bottom of this page.
About the Book
In 2011 Robert Goffee and Gareth Jones wrote in the Harvard Business Review's 10 Must Reads on Leadership, "Executives have a good reason to be scared. You can't do anything in business without followers. So, executives had better know what it takes to lead effectively - they must find ways to engage people and rouse their commitment to company goals. But most don't know how, and who can blame them? There's simply too much advice out there. Last year alone, more than 2000 books on leadership were published."
Two thousand books on leadership in one year! With so much information out there, how can we say we are not missing something fundamental in our approach to organizational culture? It is only with a considerable amount of awareness that we come to see that this instruction has a fundamental flaw within it. What is this flaw and how can a children's book called Sleeping Beauty along with the ethics of Aristotle help in finding it?
I am not a writer of fairy tales, although this is a book about Sleeping Beauty, and I am certainly not a philosopher, although I quote Aristotle extensively; what I am is a man who has worked all his life in different organizations and in that work I have observed many of the challenges that come with working with others. In those challenges I have looked for guides and guideposts that would help me in my journey and have found them in some very strange places.
About Stephen Capizzano
I am a DREAMER. I have always been a dreamer and at my age probably will always be one. My dreaming has been interrupted by an MS in Healthcare Administration, a Healthcare career and as a team member for the Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence Program; a program that recognizes performance excellence in organizations. I have also facilitated many groups in their journey to practical human transformation. Born into a working-class family, I remember a summer when I was going to quit school. My father got me a job where he worked helping to build submarines. He arranged it so that all summer I stood on top of a submarine, under the hot summer sun, in full protective gear, sand blasting. After that summer, I went back to school. I continually thank my father for the lesson and guidepost he so gently put in front of me. Even with all this dreaming and life experience, I still search, with immense gratitude, for a deeper meaning of life. This fairytale is about this search. Stephen Capizzano