Leading with Courage — Mar 5 Bloomington Workshop

03/05/2019 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lee Eisenstaedt, Leading with Courage Academy

Research shows that 40%-50% of leaders fail, quit, or are pushed out within the first 18 months in their roles — effectively leading others is difficult!  For leaders to be successful in today’s rapidly changing business environment, there are nine behaviors they need to adopt and practice — to make a bigger impact, sooner with their teams.

The Performance Excellence Network is pleased to announce a special full-day workshop Tuesday, March 5 in Bloomington: “Leading With Courage®.”  The workshop will be facilitated by Lee Eisenstaedt of Chicago-based Leading with Courage Academy, and will be hosted by Normandale Community College in Bloomington MN.

This day-long, highly interactive leadership development workshop is designed to help leaders and managers at all levels make a bigger impact, sooner.  Based on Lee’s Amazon best-selling book “Being A Leader With Courage,” the participants will leave the session with practical tools and proven processes on topics including:

  • Delegation
  • Decision making
  • Active listening
  • Building a high-performing team

One of the hallmarks of the Leading With Courage®️ Academy’s workshops is how attendees become more self-aware of their leadership strengths and blind spots.  This is done through the self-assessments completed during the programs on the areas above, plus others such as leadership, emotional intelligence, and tolerance for change.  Toward the end the workshop, and using the insights gained throughout the day, attendees will develop personal action plans of what they’ll stop, start, and continue doing to improve their leadership effectiveness.  The goal is to have each participant to return to his/her office with ideas, tools, and a plan they can immediately put to use.

Past workshops have shown that the attendees who have more than five years of experience, are responsible for managing others, and are open to new ideas and perspectives will get the most out of the program.

The workshop will be hosted by Normandale Community College in Bloomington.  Investment is $325 for members ($650 for non-members).  Discounts available for teams of three or more from the same organization registering at the same time: $300/person for teams of 3-4; $275/person for teams of 5+.

Don’t miss this powerful workshop!


Lee Eisenstaedt brings more than 35 years of diverse leadership, finance and operations experience to the clients of the Leading With Courage® Academy.  The CFO of SC Johnson has described Lee as a well-rounded businessman because he’s “…worked for more than two companies, in more than two functions, in more than two countries.”

Lee focuses on helping new and emerging leaders make a bigger impact, sooner. He is accomplishing this through the Leading With Courage® Workshop and the Leading with Courage® Academy, both of which are based on his Amazon best-seller Being A Leader With Courage:  How To Succeed In Your C-Level Position In 18 Months Or Less (May 2016).

Prior to founding Leading With Courage Academy, Lee was a founding partner of L. Harris Partners, LLC, during which time he surveyed/interviewed several thousand clients of professional services firms.  He has been a Chief Operating Officer of a Top 5 and a Top 50 CPA firm.  Lee spent the majority of his career, 22 years, with the SC Johnson family of companies – including the consumer products company, the SC Johnson family office, and Johnson Outdoors, Inc. – in the U.S. and Western Europe, frequently as the “right hand” to the leader of the division, subsidiary or country to which he was assigned.

During his two European assignments with SC Johnson, Lee lived and worked in Paris, France for five years and had responsibility for finance, accounting, logistics, IT and customer service in five countries within the European Union.  Lee also spent six years with Baxter International, Inc. in various finance and accounting positions.

Speaking and Writing

Lee’s second book Being A Leader With Courage was published in May 2016 and became an Amazon best seller in July 2016.  He is also the co-author of the book Wallet Share: Grow Your Practice Without Adding Clients, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences of practitioners of professional services.  Lee is currently working on his third book, Leading With Courage® In Sports.

Education and Certifications

Lee received his MBA from Northwestern University and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College. He has attended executive programs on marketing at Harvard, Wharton, and Northwestern Universities, and executive development programs at INSEAD and the Center for Creative Leadership.  Lee is also a Certified Everything DiSC Trainer, Net Promoter® Certified Associate and a member of Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises (AFHE), Family Firm Institute (FFI), Private Directors Association (PDA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Association Forum.

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