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Becoming a Genuine Leader | Marilyn Mason, Ph.D.


Marilyn Mason, PhD

Becoming a Genuine Leader:  You Can and Should Go Home Again! - Sunday 5:00pm 

If you Google “Genuine leaders” you will find over 25 MILLION references--yet how many genuine leaders do you know?  Despite the plethora of books, seminars and consultation help, we still read daily stories of failed leadership and the high costs to individuals, communities and their families—financially, emotionally and in health costs.  Too often leaders have not faced a basic fact:  The first organization we join is our first family, our family of origin.  It was there where we learned to be in a system—you learned your roles, your “rules” for belonging.  This lecture-discussion format includes assessment tools for identifying “family baggage” and recognizing qualities of genuine leadership that you can authentically carry in ALL your leadership roles!

Loving Single - A Discussion Group - Monday 2:00 pm 

The Joy of Sex; The Joy of Cooking!  Where is the joy of being single?  Are you aware that over half of all adults are currently single?  Whether single by choice, through divorce, or widowed, we will spend the majority of our lives as singles!  Despite the statistics, the popular culture tries to force us into couplehood.  Come join us to share your experiences as singles.  Let’s discuss what it means to stand tall and celebrate Loving Single.

This discussion will be led by Marilyn Mason of Santa Fe and Helen Kornblum of St. Louis.

Seven Mountains: The Inner Climb to Commitment - Tuesday 2:00 pm

Commitment is essential in ALL our relationships – our commitments not only shape our lives, but give meaning to our lives. How does commitment fit in a high-tech society focusing on intensity and efficiency?  Commitment is more than a promise galvanized with endurance; commitment is a process.  We learn about commitment as we climb the "mountains of the mind."  This slide-lecture illustrates the elements of the commitment process through climbs and hikes Dr. Mason made in China's Mt. Tai Shan, Russia's Mt. Elbrus, Tibet's Mt. Everest, Africa's Mt. Meru, Devil’s Tower and Mt. Kilimanjaro.  "The door to the invisible must be visible."

Socrates said, "May the inward and the outward...be as one."

Marilyn J. Mason, Ph.D., President, Mason & Associates, LLC is an internationally recognized  consultant and speaker on leadership and  dynamics in business cultures.  She has been lecturing at Rancho La Puerta since 1990.  A personal and executive coach, she conducts numerous seminars and radio-TV appearances, including CNN and has made five appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  She consults  frequently with corporate management teams, foundations, family-owned businesses, philanthropic families of high net worth to facilitate meetings, board retreats and strategic planning.  She also works in executive leadership development and coaching.  She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The Director/Founder of Journeys Unlimited, Marilyn has led treks, climbs, raft trips and bicycle trips through Tibet, China, Greece, the Caucasus, Peru’s Inca Trail, Africa’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Bhutan.  Marilyn’s small group wilderness journeys enhance personal and professional alignment.

The co-author of "Facing Shame" (Norton),  she has also written "Making Our Lives Our Own" (Harper).  Her third  book, "Seven Mountains:  The Inner Climb to Commitment,"  published by Dutton, was followed by "Igniting the Spirit at Work." Her new book, "Becoming a Genuine Leader,"  will be released Fall of 2013.

Marilyn has received numerous awards for professional and community involvements.

Her work has been recognized in  The New York TimesUSA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.   Marilyn has served on many boards including The Voyageur Outward Bound School, The Hazelden Foundation, The Tibetan American Foundation (Chair), The Foundation for Monte del Sol Charter School (chair) in Santa Fe, and The Museum of New Mexico Foundation.  She was the founding Chair of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum’s Woman of Distinction Committee and is past President of the International Women’s Forum, New Mexico Forum.  Currently she serves on the Board of Rancho La Puerta and is  Board President of KSFR Radio of Santa Fe.  Marilyn is also Founding Committee member of The Women’s International Study Center.

Start Date: October 26, 2013
End Date: November 1, 2013


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