Be Like the Bamboo: The Art & Science of Resilience (Kansai Event)
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: Tue, Oct 01, 2013
Speaker: Garr Reynolds (Professor of Management & Design, Kansai Gaidai University)
Hosting Committee(s): Kansai - Business Programs
Venue: Hyatt Regency Osaka
Member Fee: ¥8000
Guest Fee: ¥10500
Extras: Meal included
Long-term business success--or success in any endeavor--is often measured by one's capacity to face and overcome obstacles that get in the way and to endure and bounce back from adversity. Long-term success as an entrepreneur or business leader has less to do with how "smart" you are or what schools you attended, and more to do with how resilient you are and how much you persist when times get tough. Resilience is defined as "... the capacity of a system, enterprise, or a person to maintain its core purpose and integrity in the face of dramatically changed circumstances." The fields of psychology and neuroscience provide great insights into what factors contribute to overall resilience, such as the ability to face criticism or rejection head on and how to push through struggles and setbacks that occur during one's professional life. The natural world here in Japan also offers up valuable lessons. In Japan, the bamboo plant is ubiquitous and known not only for its utility and as an aesthetic element, but also as a deep symbol of flexibility and strength, two important attributes of resilience. In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, there is much that can be learned about how to cope with today's difficult challenges by examining the lessons in the humble bamboo. The symbolism of the bamboo plant runs deep and offers practical lessons for life, work, and leadership.
This interactive and highly visual presentation, which includes dinner in the beautiful Hyatt Regency Osaka's Sanctuary kagayaki hall, will incorporate some of the new findings in the science of resilience along with a look at the myriad lessons from the bamboo. Lessons such as bend but do not break, flexibility, long-term vision, and cases which demonstrate that it is persistence that often trumps talent. In this presentation and discussion we learn that often the biggest barrier to success and dealing with difficult changes is ourselves and our own inner critic that internalizes rejection and disappointments. But if we learn to deal with this inner critic we can develop our endurance and resilience. Given the difficulties in coping successfully in today's hyper fast-paced world with its increasing uncertainty, it's important for all leaders and business people of all types to prepare themselves for the long road ahead.
Garr Reynolds is an internationally acclaimed speaker and communications trainer and the author of several best-selling books including "Presentation Zen." Garr's approach to communication takes the principles and lessons from the Zen arts and from the natural world in Japan to reveal simple concrete tips for communicating -- and living -- better. His fresh approach has inspired millions to communicate more clearly, creatively, and visually. A sought-after speaker and consultant worldwide, his clients include many in the Fortune 500. An award-winning designer, writer, and musician, he currently holds the position of Professor of Management and Design at Kansai Gaidai University. Garr is a former corporate trainer for Sumitomo Electric Industries in Osaka, and the former Manager for Worldwide User Group Relations at Apple, Inc. in Silicon Valley. SAY Media out of New York City said in 2011 that Garr is one of the "100 most-influential people on the Internet." Garr is a Board Member of The Japan-United States Educational Commission (Fulbright). A longtime student of the Zen arts and resident of Japan, he lives in the beautiful countryside of Nara among the ubiquitous bamboo.
6:00 p.m.: Registration starts
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.: Dinner & Networking
7:15 - 8:30 p.m.: Presentation & Workshop
8:30 - 9:00 p.m.: Q&A and Networking
Garr Reynolds, Chair
Rachel Reckner, Vice Chair
ACCJ Kansai - Business Programs Committee
NOTE 1: This is a special event and the Kansai Gold Card does NOT apply.
NOTE 2: The price includes food, drinks, and a surprise gift for every attendee.
NOTE 3: Price includes surprise gift for all attendees.
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