September Half-day Conference to Address “Leading in a Time of Escalating Global Complexity”

Global leadership firms to hold a free event for public and private sector leaders in Gaithersburg, Maryland on September 13, 2012
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Sept. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Public and private sector leaders are invited to attend a free half-day conference on September 13, 2012 in the Washington, D.C. area on the topic of “leading in a time of escalating global complexity.”

The event is hosted by two leading global leadership development firms, The Leadership Circle and Full Circle Group. The two firms are responsible for leadership breakthroughs at global enterprises including Apple, Microsoft, Pepsi, Boeing, Sony, Wells Fargo and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Conference presentations will explore a question faced by most leaders in today’s fast-paced business environment: “How do we develop the creative capacity in our leadership and throughout the organization to respond to rapidly changing marketplace demands and dynamics?”

“Developing the ability to deal with escalating global complexity is the new leadership imperative,” says Bob Anderson, CEO of The Leadership Circle. “Many CEO’s and organizational leaders seriously doubt their ability to cope with rapidly escalating complexity. We intend to begin a conversation both to deepen our collective awareness of this challenge and to enhance our commitment to address it.”

“Organizations must adapt to change and escalating complexity in order to thrive,” says Bill Adams, CEO of Full Circle Group. “Leaders have been talking about the increasing rate of change for years, but escalating complexity is a new and emerging trend. Simply put, not only is the rate of change increasing, but so is complexity. Escalating complexity results from rapidly shifting marketplace dynamics in a global business environment compounded by increasing uncertainty, ambiguity, volatility, and market disruption.”

This event is free and will feature presentations from thought leaders in the field of leadership development. Presenters for the event include Bob Anderson, Founder and CEO of The Leadership Circle, Bill Adams, CEO and Director of Full Circle Group, and Andrew Bennett, Director of The Leadership Circle. They will present on a variety of topics including: rising to the challenge of the new leadership imperative, the link between effective leadership development and business performance, and the magic of leadership.

This free conference will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Gaithersburg (204 Boardwalk Place) on September 13, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no charge for registration. The online registration form along with additional event information can be found at

About the Presenters
Bob Anderson, Founder and CEO of The Leadership Circle (, operates at the forefront of leadership research with the mission to explore the intersection of leadership mastery and personal mastery; between competence and consciousness. Bob is the creator and author of The Leadership Circle Profile® an integrated and innovative leadership development tool used by companies worldwide. The Leadership Circle Profile has been heralded as a genuine breakthrough in the field of leadership development and Bob’s leading-edge research has put him at the forefront of the leadership development conversation worldwide.

Bill Adams, CEO and Director of Full Circle Group (, brings thirty years of experience to his clients - the CEOs of major Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and private equity start-ups. As a trusted advisor, teacher, consultant and coach, he works with CEOs and top teams in fulfilling the promise of leadership. Bill is a master at working with clients to manifest their leadership and organizational potential within the context of achieving business results. Paramount to his success is the ability to partner with senior executives to bring about business transformation. From start-ups to mature organizations, Bill teaches and applies time-proven principles that translate into bottom line results, effective organizations and personal fulfillment.

Andrew Bennett, Director at The Leadership Circle, began his career as Ross Perot's personal assistant, has over 20 years as a leadership and organizational culture consultant and executive coach around the world, and has been a magician for over 40 years. In 2000 he became a member of The Magic Circle of London – the world’s oldest and most prestigious society for magicians. Andrew’s presentations use magic to illustrate how to harness our creative powers and transform the illusions that limit us.
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