Choosing the Leadership Approach: “When Do I Decide and When Do I Develop Consensus?”

May 18, 2017 | 3/26/18 5:30 pm - 3/26/18 6:30 pm

Your answer to the question posed above should vary by the context, the issue, the urgency, the desired climate, and more. In fact, you may use several leadership approaches in a given week.  Learn how to select among a number of leadership approaches that range from directing certain actions to developing consensus to coaching.  We will also consider whether the choice depends upon your self-assessment and your views about the ways that people perceive you.  For example, will colleagues react more negatively to a top-down leadership approach based on a leader’s age or gender?  Suppose you believe that you were chosen because people wanted a “strong” leader, but you decide that a collaborative approach would be more effective.  How should the reasons for your selection affect your choice of leadership approach?  All of these issues will be part of this workshop discussion.

You may attend in person, Drinko 345, or log-in and attend this workshop virtually. If you attend virtually, a log-in code will be sent to you in advance of the workshop.