“Campaigns Are No Time For Leadership”

Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE” concludes its 18th season with “Campaigns Are No Time for Leadership,” a look at the challenges and complications of political leadership with renowned Harvard Kennedy School public policy and leadership specialist, Marty Linsky . The forum will be held Monday, June 10th, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center).

What is leadership any way? How does exercising leadership in a legislature or political context differ from the worlds of business, team sports or other endeavors? What happens when candidates get elected after promising leadership and campaigning on a platform of change? What does the public expect from those in public office? What are some examples of effective leadership in the political arena? What are some examples of leadership failures?

Explore the answers to these questions and bring your own. Don’t miss this intriguing conversation, Monday, June 10th at 7PM. Come early for coffee and treats to help celebrate the eighteenth anniversary of the “OPEN HOUSE” series.

Professor Linsky has an extensive resume of public sector, academic, and journalistic experience. A graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School, he has taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for over 25 years. Before that, he had served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, rising to the position of Assistant Minority Leader. He also served as Chief Secretary/Counselor to Massachusetts Governor William Weld and co-founded, with Dr. Ronald Heifetz, the Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) a leadership consulting, training and coaching practice. Marty has been published widely, in print and online , authoring or co-authoring 10 books including, the best-selling Leadership on the Line, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership.

In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy, as the nation’s best government relations series. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.