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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop Workshop XXX: When a Husband Brings His Wife Flowers for No Reason

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Taubman Building, Room 301 79 John F. Kennedy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School.


Conventional models of decision-making focus on cognitive, cultural, and situational variables when accounting for human performance. Dr. Tamara Tilleman believes and demonstrates another component also has influence. In this workshop, Dr. Tilleman introduces her Successier™ training and adds a subconscious component to the decision-making process. She will demonstrate to workshop participants how revealing and tapping into one's inner game and personal paradigms can help in making more deliberate, thoughtful decisions. Successier™ is a process of acquiring insight into one's own unconscious bias.

About our Speaker:  Dr. Tamara Tilleman: Dr. Tilleman is an expert in paradigms and their influence on decision-making and organizational success. Her two pioneering programs, Excellencier™ and Successier™, are based on her Harvard University and Erasmus University research. These training programs have been transformative for organizations and individuals looking to optimize performance and produce enduring results. Tamara Tilleman is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School (2005), a Professor of Surgery, and a best-selling author. She co-authored the books Going the Extra Mile and Positive Mental Attitude. She is also co-founder of Boston Electro Optics and Boston Fortune. Her experience in the scientific field, higher education, and in vocational education spans three continents and twenty years.

Registration for this workshop is $25 (and it includes light snacks)! If you have any questions, contact Karen Kingsbury at or call 617-227-2050. Class size is limited to 25 participants.