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    Finesse Based Leadership

    Date: February 19, 2020, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Bay Area HR Executives Council
    Four Seasons Hotel
    2050 University Ave,
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (easy off Hwy 101)

    Members $45, Non-members $60
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    When dealing with office politics and interpersonal conflict, how do you “show up”? If you are facing tricky situations, how well do you use tact, emotional intelligence, and forethought regarding impact to handle them?

    For exceptional leaders, finesse is the key. It is what they possess and how they accomplish objectives. Finesse enables them to influence, motivate and hold people accountable as they create work environments where employees thrive. This program is the cornerstone for enhancing your leadership finesse.


    This program will:

    • Explain what finesse looks like and how it distinguishes people
    • Provide the method to build the seven essentials of finesse
    • Offer recommendations to enhance your finesse proficiency

    Dr. Ryan Lahti is the founder and managing principal of OrgLeader. He optimizes the performance of Fortune 500 and midsize organizations driven by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as leaders who run them. Ryan combines business experience in over 20 industries with a background in leadership assessment/development, executive coaching, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. His three decades of experience includes Bank of America, IBM, Beckman Coulter and Toyota.

    Ryan authored The Finesse Factor: How to Build Exceptional Leaders in STEM Organizations. He is a contributor to Forbes and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. Visit for more information.

    Books will be available with a donation to the SHRM Foundation

    Meeting Format

    • 5:30 - Registration, networking, hors d'oeuvres, wine and beverages
    • 6:15 - BAHREC business
    • 6:30 - Program with Q&A
    • 8:00 – Adjourn and additional networking
    fee includes program, hors d'oeuvres and beverages (beer, wine, soda, tea, coffee)
    $45 BAHREC Member  - $60 Non-Member
    *** An additional $10 fee applies to walk-ins, as space is available