Bentley Leadership Breakfast Series
Effective adaption, as opposed to mere survival, in the face of organizational change and complexity requires developing new ways of thinking and operating. In this installment of our Bentley Leadership Breakfast series, Professor Marcus Stewart will consider leader learning as a key mechanism in successful change efforts, and important obstacles to such learning. This interactive session will then turn to the dynamics between leaders and followers that can neutralize leader effectiveness, and how leaders can support follower engagement (effort, time on task) during times of uncertainty.
In today’s global economy, knowledge workers have to collaborate on a daily basis with colleagues around the world. A new challenge for organizations is in developing the skills, capacities, and attitudes that will make working across cultures and time zones successful. Unlike traditional cross-cultural training, where the focus is cultural differences and what not to do, this session centers on how relationships are built in virtual spaces, and how using “everyday ethnography” provides the skills to achieve global collaboration.
Making judgments and predictions of others’ emotions, attitudes, and intentions from verbal and nonverbal cues is essential to effective communication. Social psychologists call the ability to recognize and accurately interpret another person’s verbal and nonverbal behaviors- person perception. In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assess their own ability to accurately judge others using standardized tests of person perception. Participants will then engage in an interactive and evidence-based person perception training program. The session will end with an opportunity to reflect on their own ability and the value of person perception in their professional interactions.