Leadership, with the author of Leadership Tough Love, Timothy Lupfer
Leadership Tough Love will be available to purchase at the in-person event for $20
To attend this presentation in person, please RVSP to Stacey Merchant
We talk about leadership all the time, but do we stop and really think about what leadership is – and isn’t? Tim Lupfer will speak on some thought-provoking ideas about leadership:
Not everyone is a leader, not everyone wants to be a leader, and not everyone should be a leader.
There is a big difference between an expert or specialist, and a leader
We want our leaders to have the best character, but to be effective leaders, they must show competence first.
Character is very difficult to assess, and it can be faked
Leadership is not magic; the basic tools are influence and authority, and successful leaders know when, and how, to use each tool.
About the Author
Tim Lupfer’s dark secret is that he grew up in New Jersey. Once you get around the New Jersey jokes, his life is pretty interesting. He entered West Point at the age of 17 in 1968, and four years later he graduated first in his class. He entered an army whose culture had been severely damaged by the tumult of the recently ended Vietnam War. He served in various combat-ready units in the US and Germany, and he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he studied history. He also served as an Assistant Professor at West Point, where he taught military history. In 1990 and 1991 he commanded a reinforced tank battalion (over 700 soldiers and 58 M1A1 Abrams tanks) in combat in Desert Storm.
After retiring from the army in 1992, he entered business. He served as an executive at R.H. Macy and Company while the company emerged from bankruptcy, and then became a management consultant, starting his consulting career with McKinsey. During his 20+ year consulting career, Tim worked with several companies and organizations in organizational change, leadership, and ethics/compliance, to include the City of New York, several financial institutions, companies in various industries, global not-for-profits, and federal agencies.
After the Enron crisis, Tim focused on ethics and compliance, leading that effort for Deloitte Consulting in the US. He helped numerous companies from a wide variety of industries in establishing ethics and compliance programs and in developing codes of conduct. He has given numerous presentations on ethics and compliance throughout his consulting career. He retired as a Managing Director in Deloitte Consulting in 2011, and then continued doing individual consulting for the next seven years.
Tim now spends his time writing and speaking. He recently published a book on leadership entitled Leadership Tough Love. He enjoys traveling with his wife (and high school sweetheart) of over 46 years and trying to keep up with their seven grandchildren.