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Bentley Leadership Breakfast Series

Breakfast and Business Insights

The Bentley Leadership Breakfast series is an opportunity for the local business community to engage in lively discussions on pressing topics impacting today's business leaders. Each 90 minute session will feature an informative presentation by one of Bentley's top business faculty members, engaging questions and answer sessions, and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in the area. So join us for breakfast and leave with a new perspective, idea or business connection!

Cost: $20 per seat or $80 for five seats.

The fall 2019 Leadership Breakfast Series will be announced in early summer.

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Recent Leadership Breakfast Topics
Marcus Steward
Leading Change and Supporting Engagement During Uncertainty
Professor Marcus Stewart

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. 

Gary David
Creating Virtual Teams
Professor Gary David

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.

Danielle Hartigan
Judging Others: Improving Communication through Person Perception
Professor Danielle Hartigan

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.