Developing Function Leaders to Drive Business Growth


Jim laughlin
Vice President of Consulting, Northeast Region, MDA Leadership Consulting
Mike laddin ebsco
Senior Vice President of Product Management, EBSCO Information Services
Karla wiles ebsco
Vice President of Marketing Communications, EBSCO Industries
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    Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
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Are Your Function Leaders Driving Business Growth?

Called the “linchpin” of organizations, function leaders have arguably the greatest impact on your business performance. Yes, company executives determine the organization’s mission and direction, but functional managers control expenses, manage resources, make decisions about specific projects, and drive the success or failure of many strategic priorities. As your function leaders succeed, so too does your organization.

Yet many function leaders are figuratively flying blind—unable to elevate their performance—due to severe organizational underinvestment in their development. A study shows that function leaders get less than 40% of the training and development invested in high potentials.

Join us for a webinar on Developing Function Leaders to Drive Business Growth. We will present original research that helps you unleash the immense competitive value of your function leaders. And we will hear directly from function leaders on what it takes to succeed. During this session, you will learn:
  • Why the value and influence of function leaders has never been stronger
  • The five roles most critical to function leader success
  • The development experiences that accelerate function leader performance
  • A smart business case for securing a greater development investment in those leading a function

About Jim Laughlin

Jim Laughlin serves as Vice President of Consulting, Northeast Region for MDA Leadership Consulting. For more than 20 years, Jim has designed and implemented learning and leadership development systems for companies worldwide. He is also a sought-after executive coach with expertise in organizational communications, change and transitions.

About Mike Laddin

Mike Laddin currently serves as Senior Vice President of Product Management for EBSCO Information Services, the largest division of EBSCO Industries and the leading provider of online research products for institutions worldwide. He leads EBSCO’s efforts in new product development, product management and user experience for colleges and universities, public libraries and primary/secondary schools around the world. Mike has worked in the information services industry for over 25 years as a consultant, management executive and entrepreneur.

About Karla Wiles

Karla Wiles is Vice President of Marketing Communications for EBSCO Industries, responsible for supporting branding, marketing and corporate communications across EBSCO’s diverse businesses. Her extensive advertising agency and marketing background taught her the importance of listening to customers and building authentic brands that create connections to grow sales. And she is passionate about applying her experience to create employment branding, recruit top employees, drive cultural change, and encourage employee engagement.


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