The End of Your Comfort Zone

Business woman explaining something to a male colleague.

Leadership begins where your comfort zone ends.

You can live life on autopilot and achieve some of your goals OR you can step out of your comfort zone and fulfill your leadership potential. Molly Anderson will share the wonderment and awe moments that helped her and others become better leaders and have happier, fun and more fulfilling lives.

Molly Anderson serves as executive director of University at Buffalo’s Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) in the School of Management. She is former president and CEO of Leadership Niagara where she transformed New York State’s longest running community leadership organization into a nationally award-winning graduate level program. She has extensive management and leadership training which began thirty years ago as program director of the American Management Association's Operation Enterprise program taught by a worldwide faculty of CEOs. Molly has traveled to 14 countries and recently initiated an educational partnership to develop a global center of leadership in Ghana Africa. Her partnership in Russia, with educators and business leaders, has brought her there twelve times and has spanned two decades.

Anderson attended the University of Buffalo and Houghton College and studied communication and management. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School of Buffalo's program for nonprofit managers, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's board governance program, and FBI Buffalo Citizens Academy. She is a coach for UB School of Management MBA LeaderCORE students.

Originally presented on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.