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The Science and Practice of Becoming the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For

William Gentry

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 12:00 – 13:00 EDT

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Think about when you first became "the boss" in your life. What was it like? One of the hardest transitions in any leader's career is the one from a high-potential individual contributor or professional to his or her first formal leadership position. Though they are an important part of any organization's benchstrength, many professionals receive no training or development during this pivotal transition.

In this webinar, you will learn practical, actionable research-based tips and advice from William Gentry the author of the highly acclaimed book, Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders. As someone who researches and trains new leaders, and is one himself, Gentry will share the latest science and practice behind becoming the boss everyone wants to work for. Whether you are brand new to leadership, someone who aspires to be in a leadership position one day, a person who has been in a leadership position for a while and wants to keep developing to be an effective leader, or you are in the business with passion around designing and implementing initiatives to help leaders develop, this session is for you.

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As an industrial-organizational psychologist, William A. Gentry, uses his quantitative and qualitative research skills to examine what leaders, particularly first-time managers, can do to be successful and to avoid derailment. Within his career he has amassed more than 70 academic presentations and has published more than 40 articles. In addition, his research has been featured in more than 50 internet and newspaper outlets including Forbes.com, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN.com. Most recently, Bill has used his passion for research and developing first-time managers to write the highly-acclaimed book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders (Berrett-Koehler publishers).