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Lunch Talk featuring Dr. Thomas Griggs

Our featured speaker on December 6th will be Dr. Thomas Griggs, President and CEO of New Science Consulting Group, Inc.

The topic of his talk will be: "What You Don't Hear Can Cost You Dear - How to Listen For Unspoken Deal Killers." Dr. Griggs will share a template for effectively building relationships with people from different backgrounds than our own.

Meeting Logistics

Our lunch talk meetups run from 11:30 to 1:00. We will have open mingling and networking from 11:30 to 12:00. The restaurant will collect lunch orders at 11:45.

Lunch is $12, and in lieu of the regular menu, you will have six selections to choose from. Vegetarian options are available. Please be ready to pay in advance, as this will help things run smoothly.

At 12:00, we will begin the formal presentation by the speaker. Presentations will run approximately 30 minutes.

Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

More about Dr. Griggs

As President and CEO of New Science Consulting Group, Inc. in Raleigh, Dr. Griggs designs and facilitates executive leadership development programs to overcome unusual business challenges. Drawing on a background in family therapy, group dynamics, chaos theory and crisis management Thomas has provided consultation to leaders in every sector of the economy and from biotech start-up’s to Fortune 50 companies.

As a senior consultant with VISIONS, Inc., in Boston, he has also provided training and consultation on inclusive diversity across the U.S. and abroad since 1991. He specializes in applying cultural perspectives to resolve conflicts in strategic partnerships, such as those between research scientists, engineers and business development executives.
Dr. Griggs was formerly Area Director of Employee Assistance and Managed Mental Health Programs for Aetna and was responsible for starting and administering EAP’s for client companies such as IBM, SAS Institute and GlaxoSmithKline.

He is a graduate of Duke University and holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, where he received an Ark Foundation grant for Peace Research and the Outstanding Dissertation Award for his doctoral thesis, Moral Judgment in Opposing Responses to the Nuclear Arms Race. In the capacity of adjunct faculty he has also taught at the University of Richmond and Duke University.

Dr. Griggs is also the author of the forthcoming book, How to Save the World and Be Home in Time For Dinner, a leadership guide and training program to sustain the individuals and organizations who are working for a more just and healthy world.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great coordination of the 'Lunch Talks' team and very interesting content from Dr. Griggs! Enjoyed it very much ... a 'must attend' event each Thursday!!

    December 7, 2012

  • Richard T.

    I left rethinking how to answer the question of who I am.

    December 6, 2012

  • Peter A.

    Excellent presentation on something nobody really talks about...differences!

    December 6, 2012

  • James C.

    “I am so impressed with Thomas Griggs' knowledge about what makes people and organizations tick. If you had been in the room today, you would have observed how he connected with each individual in less than 30 minutes.”

    December 6, 2012

  • Bill D.

    I am really looking forward to hearing Dr. Griggs presentation.

    December 4, 2012

  • Dan S.

    Dr . Griggs is one of the most brilliant minds I have ever been in the presence of. AND the real bonus is he takes his brilliance and translates it into day to day relationships that each of us can benefit from. Don't miss this one , sure to be a full house !!!

    1 · November 29, 2012

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