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Roads Taken: Work as the Expression of the Questions We Are Asking Ourselves with Dorian Mintzer and Fred Mandell

Roads Taken is less a map than a meandering, less a history than a reflection, less a presentation than a prism, less a how-to guide than a journey.

Fred Mandell will review his work journey as an outgrowth of a series of animating questions. He will share what motivated him to launch The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership as a response to the world in which we live. He will reflect on his current arts-based leadership consulting to enliven organizational culture and unlock innovation. Through these reflections, he will provide the opportunity to hold up a mirror to each of our own personal journeys.   Fred will share his mistakes, vulnerabilities, insights, and surprises in a search for wholeness.

In the spirit of Max Beckmann, the great 20th-century German artist, Fred sees art as a paradigm through which we pursue “the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make.”

In this episode, participants will understand and appreciate:

  • The connection between work/life choices and what matters in our lives and those of our clients
  • Work in the second half as a Creative Choice
  • The role of animating questions in making work/life decisions
  • The creative power of choice

About Fred Mandell:

Fred Mandell is a founder and principal with Creating Futures That Work, a consultancy that draws on the precision and focus of science and the insights and skills of the arts to elevate leader effectiveness in the areas of collaboration, innovation, organizational culture, and professional development.

Before establishing CFTW with Harvey Seifter, Fred served as a senior executive with American Express, building leading marketing and sales businesses and running a multi-billion-dollar investment company. During his tenure, he introduced new business models for fee-based financial planning in a large financial services institution.

In 2014 Fred launched The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership, a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to build a more peaceful, sustainable, and beautiful world by using the arts to catalyze social change. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board.

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