Washington, DC, February 11, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- How do you tackle big audacious problems? Issues like affordable housing, environmental impact, and pay equity involve million of stakeholders. For some, challenges like these seem too big, too complex, and too systemic to be solved.
But what if solutions could be could be found in a single room, with a small group of people committed to change on a global scale?
DC leadership consultant Seth Kahan has launched the Grand Challenge Accelerator, a mastermind group of association CEOs dedicated to taking on big goals.
WhiteHouse.org defines Grand Challenge as: “Ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and that have the potential to capture the public’s imagination.”
Kahan is a Washington, DC-based leadership expert who works with some of America’s most notable association leaders, including Marla Weston, CEO of the American Nurses Association.
In the Grand Challenge Accelerator, Kahan helps leaders and their organizations identify and take on a Grand Challenge, leverage their expertise, members, energy, knowledge, and position to make a difference that authentically changes the world for the better.
Examples of Grand Challenges include:
The American Nurses Association has committed to measurably improving the health of America’s 3.4 million nurses through Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation.
The American Geophysical Union has committed to placing earth and space scientists in every community where science can make a difference through the Thriving Earth Exchange.
UCLA has committed to making Los Angeles sustainable by 2050 through Sustainable LA, and to cut depression in half by 2050 using brain science.
CEO’s from major associations including, The American Association of University Women, The American Geophysical Union, and The National Affordable Housing Management Association have signed up to work with Kahan over the course of several months to take on challenges from pay equity to a lack of science in local communities.
Kahan is also partnering with Lisa McLeod, best-selling author of "Selling with Noble Purpose," and consultant to some of the largest, private sector organizations in the world such as Google, Hootsuite and Roche. Together, Kahan and McLeod will work with association CEOs to take on Grand Challenges.
About Seth Kahan
Seth Kahan has worked with over 100 leaders on large-scale change, innovation, growth and strategy. His clients include Jim Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank; Gaddi Vasquez, director of the Peace Corps; Marla Weston, CEO of the American Nurses Association; Chris McEntee, CEO of the American Geophysical Union; Doug Culkin, CEO of the National Apartment Association; Lori Anderson, CEO of the Intrnational Sign Association; Barbara Byrd Keenan, CEO of the Endocrine Society; Kevin Keller, CEO of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, and many more.
Seth is a designated Thought-leader and Exemplar in Change Leadership by the Society for Advancement of Consulting®. He is well known for his work on Grand Challenges: big, bold goals that make a positive contribution to the world while propelling the sponsoring organization into new levels of relevance and acclaim.
Seth runs the CEO Innovation Community in Washington, DC, bringing together leaders of membership organizations to innovate and create world-class results.
Seth is the author of the business bestseller, Getting Change Right, and Getting Innovation Right. His next book, a collaboration with Julie Jordan Avritt, is Grand Challenge: How Leaders Grow their Businesses by Addressing the World’s Most Intractable Problems.
Learn more about Seth: http://visionaryleadership.com/.
About Lisa Earle McLeod
Sales Leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod is best known for creating the popular business concept "Noble Purpose." Her bestselling books, "Selling with Noble Purpose" and "Leading with Noble Purpose" have been game changers for leaders at global firms like Flight Centre, Hootsuite, Merrill Lynch, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.
The founder of McLeod & More, Inc., a sales leadership consultancy, McLeod introduced the concept of Noble Sales Purpose™ after her research with sales teams revealed that salespeople who sell with Noble Purpose, who truly want to make a difference to their customers, outperform salespeople who are focused on targets and quotas.
McLeod is the Sales Leadership expert for Forbes.com. She has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, Oprah.com and Good Morning America.
She is the author of 5 bestselling books, and is a sought after keynote speaker who has rocked the house everywhere from Apple to Peterbilt Trucking.
Learn more about Lisa: http://mcleodandmore.com/