Thunderbird Webinars

Got Grit? Understanding Passion and Persistence for Long-term Goals

October 25, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. (MST/Arizona time)

Do you have what it takes to reach your goals? Grit is a new way to measure passion and persistence for long-term goals. Studies on grit have shown that those that score higher on the grit scale do better in school, are less likely to quit tough tasks, and are able to achieve things that take lots of time to complete. Join us in this webinar to learn more about grit and how we might increase our own grittiness. 

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Webinar Topic Date/Time RSVP
Cross-Border Coffee Break: Leading Global Change
Today, change is the new norm. Leaders in all kinds of organizations face the task of navigating change and leading teams through tumultuous times. In this webinar with Thunderbird's Dr. Ted Cross learn how identifying three key barriers to change can help you and your team move through needed organizational changes. This webinar is hosted by the Global Business School Network.
12pm EDT | October 18, 2018 RSVP
Winning Together: The Secrets of Negotiation
The ability to negotiate formally and informally are important skills for leaders and managers. However, many times negotiations can become negative if approached from a zero sum perspective. This session will cover the principles that lead to “winning together.” This is different than the traditional concept of ”win/win” and draws on the tactics of integrative bargaining, considerations of best alternatives, as well as non-monetary and monetary strategies to achieve successful agreements.
11am AZ | November 29, 2018 RSVP
Personal Leadership, Meaning, and “4 -Way Wins”
Finding meaning in work and life is essential to becoming a good leader. If you want to lead you need to have a clear cause or purpose that resonates with others. In this session learn how to hone in on your own personal “why,” how to escape the myth of work/life balance, and how to make subtle changes that can have a big impact on your work and life satisfaction. Participants will also learn how to implement the theory of 4-way wins to find better work-life integration and satisfaction.
11am AZ | December 13, 2018 RSVP


Presenter Bio

Dr. Ted CrossDr. Ted Cross is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management, as well as the Director of the Online Master of Applied Leadership & Management program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.Dr. Cross brings his expertise in leadership and higher education innovation to his teaching and administrative roles. Previously, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff at EdPlus and a University Innovation Fellow in ASU's Office of University initiatives (a Special Projects Unit of the Office of the President). Before coming to ASU, Dr. Cross held faculty and leadership positions at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Cross earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, an MA from Arizona State University, an MSed from The University of Pennsylvania, a doctorate from Pepperdine University, and a Post Graduate Certificate from The Wharton School of Business.