Organization Development Network of Western New York

Agility-Managing Your Competitive Advantage Through Ambiguous Times

Posted in Facilitation, Organizational Development by Michael Cardus on December 8, 2010


January Meeting Announcement

“Agility – Managing Your Competitive Advantage Through Ambiguous Times”

Presenter: Jennifer Sertl

Friday, January 14th
9am to noon (meet at 9:00, begin at 9:30)
New Era Cap, 160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Meeting Overviewimage

     If you stroll down the aisles of the nearest bookstore, you’ll find shelf after shelf crammed full
of management and leadership books. All of them, even the best of them, are missing the
single most important ingredient in management and leadership – you.
By you, we don’t mean the generalized, grammatically convenient “you”. We mean YOU,
personally, the unique man or woman who must make day-to-day and moment-to-moment
decisions, the very particular individual who wants to become a better leader and who wants to
steer his or her organization toward greater things.
     This talk is about how you can know yourself and your value in a deeper, more robust way. By
combining Existential Philosophy and Neuroscience, Jennifer has a mechanism by which she can
help you identify the trade-offs most important to you as you navigate the complex landscape
of today’s business environment. It is through your own personal clarity and self-awareness
you will be able to name and honor your personal competitive advantage.

Speaker Biography

     Jennifer Sertl is a thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness – the
convergence of Neuroscience and Existential Philosophy fostering inspiration and subsequently
creating strategic advantage and adding value.
Jennifer is an internationally respected author, keynote speaker, and the president and founder
of Agility3R, an organizational effectiveness company which primarily focuses upon the
optimization of customer value by aligning corporate objectives with the individuals responsible
for delivering results. Over the past 12 years, Jennifer’s expertise and keen insights have
dominated paradigm shifts in various organizations, including: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Frontier
Communications, Genesee and Wyoming Inc., Optimax Systems Inc., Zotos International, Global
Crossings, Landsman Development Company, Tabtronics, and nearly thirty other businesses.
Jennifer’s book, Strategy, Leadership and the Soul was released in 2010.
Jennifer is a wife and mother of three; she is active in her community and serves on several
boards. She holds dual majors in English and Philosophy from the University of Colorado at


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  1. Pete Wendel said, on January 15, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Jennifer Sertl, our speaker, did a magnificent job! One of our best presentations – and we’ve had a lot of good ones! Highly recommend her as a speaker and as a consultant. I have read her book “Strategy, Leadership and the Soul” – its a winner.

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