Winter 2016

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Inside the Winter 2016 Issue:

Learning High Velocity Leadership
In today's fast-moving, hyper-connected economy, opportunities come fast and furious. Speed affects everything -- from launching new products or signing new deals to how companies respond to abrupt market changes. But exactly how fast do today's leaders need to be? And when it comes to major decisions, how does one balance speed with sanity? Learn the strategies and tools Alliance members, Jag Duggal, Craig Goehring, Manoj Leelanivas, Chris Linthwaite, Merijn te Booij and Sanjay Uppal use to speed into distinct competitive advantage.

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance Community Activities included a variety of events such as: an Alliance Roundtable, which featured Alliance member, Lisa Im, CEO of Performant Financial, who discussed the necessary adjustments of becoming a public company CEO; our Alliance Fall Dinner at the City Club in San Francisco; and Keynote discussions with Lisa Kay Solomon, Innovation Strategist and acclaimed author, who discussed the importance of creating moments of impact, and Senior Fellow of the Haas School of Business, Mark Coopersmith, who discussed how smart leaders, teams and entrepreneurs not only fail, but put that failure to work in a way that fuels their future success.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who turned to his or her group for help, we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Cat Lincoln of Clever Girls Collective and Ebbe Altberg of Linden Lab, would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as Professional Sports, Respiratory Medical Devices, Battery Improvement Software, Wholesale Consumer Electronics, Mediation & Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Hazardous Waste Management and Biotherapeutics.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including keynote speakers, Curt Carlson, former CEO of SRI International and Founder of the Practice of Innovation, Eamonn Kelly, author of Powerful Times and CMO of Deloitte Consulting, and Adam Leipzig, CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, our Alliance Roundtables focusing on Professional Services, Life Sciences and Software, and our Alliance Holiday and Spring Dinners.

Also inside: Learn about the upcoming Alliance Executive & Job Search Network Tool, read Member News, and see photos from Group T300’s meeting at AT&T Park, Group 431’s Farm Fresh to You Tour, and Group 108’s Lake Tulloch Retreat. Download it now!