POSTPONED: Lessons About Leadership I Didn't Learn From A Text Book at M.I.T. With Irwin Rubin

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • 111 South King Street, Bank of Hawaii 5th Floor Center of Excellence


  • Pay by check or at the door.
  • Pay by check or at the door.

You can now pay at the door with Cash, Credit Card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card or with a check payable to ASTD Hawaii Chapter or mail your check to:

ASTD Hawaii
P.O. Box 1633
Honolulu, Hawaii 96806-1633

   "It comes to a moral issue [stamina, strength, and courage] whether one applies what one has learned in the real world." 

Carl Jung

    If reading books, going to lectures, watching video tapes, etc, were all it took, anyone or everyone could be a Michele Wei or a Tiger Woods. So what does make the difference?

What makes the difference is the "stamina, strength, and courage" it takes to strive to apply what we've learned in the real world. 

Too strive, while accepting the fact that as human beings in contrast to Gods - progress not perfection is our lot in life.    

 So our time together will not be a one-way lecture. It will not have a ton of PPTs, although you can expect a few because a "picture is often truly worth a thousand words!" 

What you can expect is that I will try to catalyze‹with my own half-century's experience‹a discussion of the vast plethora of "stamina, strength, and courage" I know will exist in the room.


Irwin Rubin, B.S.E.E.,  M.S.,  Ph.D.

Irv Rubin is the President of Temenos, Inc. and The Temenos Foundation in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Irv received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  While an Associate Professor there, he was co-director (along with Richard Beckhard) of M.I.T.’s Project in Health Care Management (funded by the Carnegie and R.W. Johnson Foundations). In 1985, he was elected the first honorary non-physician member of the American College of Physician Executives.

His many writings have received wide acclaim.  In reviewing his book, My Pulse Is Not What It Used to Be: The Leadership Challenges in Health Care (co-authored with Dr. Ray Fernandez; published by The Temenos Foundation), JAMA noted:  “[his] sensitivity to organizational issues would facilitate the transformation of the health care system!”  James A. Autry called The ABCs of Effective Feedback: A Guide For Caring Professionals (co-authored with Dr. Tom Campbell; published by Jossey-Bass) “an essential tool for anyone wanting to make the transition from management to leadership.” Of Having It Both Ways; The ABCs of Win-Win Relationships Warren Bennis said “This book pulses with hope and restoration of the human spirit.  Each page virtually shouts out:  we are all capable of deepening our capacity for love and for deploying our best selves.  Not a dream but something within our grasp.”  And of his most recent book, “Dying For Compassion”, Dr. Donald M. Berwick, President and CEO of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement said: “Every healthcare professional will see a bit of the truth about their own organization resonating from this fictionalized account of ‘managerial malpractice in the death of a patient’.  Dying for Compassion raises crucial issues about the importance of working as a system, valuing interdependence as much as we have already learned to value personal excellence and the unavoidable responsibility and accountability we all carry for the consequences of our behavior.  Its message of hope could help to revive a badly beleaguered profession, itself in need of compassion and care.”

 Over the 45 years of his career Irv has consulted with private and public sector organizations in the United States, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. A major focus of Irv’s current work is on the relationship between performance management, feedback systems, and the creation of healthyundefinednon-toxicundefinedcaring organizational cultures.  This work includes both organizational development and training interventions, executive coaching, and the development of computer technologies to support such culture change efforts.

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