Leadership Perspectives Webinar Archive (2012)

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Presenter(s) Brief Details

Jonathan Gosling

Fictional Leaders: Heroes, Villains, & Absent Friends
December 19, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

Fictional characters offer a relatable context for understanding the every-day challenges that leaders face. Jonathan will present some of the characters, critiques, and themes which exemplify the predicaments of leadership in a range of circumstances. During the session, based on his forthcoming edited volume, Fictional Leaders: Heroes, Villains, and Absent Friends, which is due out December 24 from Palgrave Macmillan, he will analyze leadership as described, admired, and sometimes criticized by the world's greatest novelists and poets. Perhaps your favorite fictional hero or villain is analyzed here; or the absent friend whose leadership might have made a difference. The idea of leadership is itself the hero (or villain) of some chapters: is it a delusion, a distraction, or an absurd folly, that we pin so much on leaders?   [Read more]


Ron Riggio & Michelle Bligh

Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
November 28, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

Leaders face new challenges as they cope with changes in culture, technology, and the workplace. This webinar examines the impact of distance—physical, interpersonal, and social—on our organizations, our governments, and our societies. It is now quite possible to develop followers and influence others halfway around the world, while it remains equally likely that the follower in the next cubicle may be oblivious to a leader's sphere of influence. Based on our recent book on the same topic, we will review some initial ideas about how distance is altering the study and practice of leadership.   [Read more]


Tom Cronin & Michael Genovese

Leadership Matters
October 10, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

Exceptional leaders can guide us through bursts of energy and activity that fundamentally alter the status quo. But other leaders guide us quietly, and still others lead as followers—or as students, citizens, and foot soldiers from every walk of life. Most leadership books emphasize specific rules of the road or characteristics and signposts; in contrast, Leadership Matters portrays leadership as more nuanced and filled with paradox--a realm in which rules only occasionally apply and "how to do it" prescriptions obscure more than they enlighten. Leadership Matters offers a different view of leadership—one that builds community, motivates self as well as others, and one that is creatively adaptive and synthesizing.   [Read more]


Ellen Van Velsor

Developing Next Generation Leaders: Challenges & Promise
September 24, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

This interactive webinar will discuss the results of a survey of current organizational leaders conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership. The survey focused on what respondents see as competencies needed for young people entering the workforce today compared to both 20 years ago and 10 years from now. Current leaders were also asked to describe what excites them in the young people they work with and what concerns them, as well as when they would like to see leadership development begin and how it should happen for upcoming generations of youth. We will also discuss the challenges faced by the field of youth leadership development and will poll attendees on their thoughts and reactions.   [Read more]


M S Rao

Soft Leadership: A New Leadership Perspective
August 29, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

A new style of leadership is needed in our interconnected, global, technocratic world. "Soft Leadership" is the answer to this need. Professor M.S. Rao explores soft leadership — a relationship-oriented style of leadership which incorporates the skills of influence and motivation to make a difference in the lives of others.   [Read more]


CB Bhattacharya

Leveraging Corporate Responsibility
July 25, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

The corporate social and environmental responsibility movement, known more generally as corporate responsibility (CR), shows little sign of waning. Almost all large corporations now run some form of corporate responsibility program. Despite this widespread belief that CR can simultaneously improve societal welfare and corporate performance, most companies are largely in the dark when it comes to understanding how their stakeholders think and feel about these programs. As a result, investments in CR are typically underleveraged in terms of financial returns to companies.   [Read more]


Walter Fluker

Leading Ethically
June 27, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

How to negotiate the traffic at the intersection where worlds of difference collide, and to analyze and interrogate complex internal and environmental issues; how to interpret data that do not fit into convenient categories or principles; and how to discern one's fitting decisions and actions—these are dimensions of the problem of diversity and culture. First and foremost, the intersection is fiercely private; it is personal and intimate. This place is not merely psychological or social, but profoundly spiritual. The intersection is also public in the sense that it is the space where citizens meet and engage in meaningful action and discussion about values, and where they hold one another accountable for what they know and value. In the public sphere, issues such as class, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion both form and inform the relationship between understanding and motivation in behavior.   [Read more]


Bruce Jackson

Finding Your Flow
May 30, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

The Holy Grail of performance has many names: the zone, peaking, flow. The elements of this experience are many, yet the formula is all too personal. It is something you have to figure out for yourself and Finding Your Flow will help you do just that. By understanding the principles and applying the practices of Finding Your Flow, you will not only develop the awareness of peak performance principles, you will put them to work in any meaningful life arena you choose. Through your peak performance journey, you will clarify the core strategies that will help you increase your performance and maximize your personal potential.  [Read more]


Jon Howell

Snapshots of Great Leadership
April 27, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

There is a long history of presenting stories of leaders and their great challenges as a way of illustrating leadership theories and concepts, and it remains a favorite approach in teaching about leadership. In fact, this is the way that the study of leadership began many centuries ago, with stories of the exploits and qualities of mythic leaders from Greece and the Orient. Snapshots of Great Leadership continues this tradition, and updates it, with this exceptional collection of stories of great leaders, some well known, others less so.  [Read more]


Barbara Kellerman

The End of Leadership
March 28, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

The End of Leadership tells two tales. The first is how and why leadership and followership have changed over time, especially in the last forty years. The second narrative is about the leadership industry itself. In this provocative and critical webinar, leadership guru Barbara Kellerman raises questions about leadership as both a scholarly pursuit and a set of practical skills including: Does the industry do what it claims to do—grow leaders? Does the research justify the undertaking? Do we adequately measure the results of our efforts? Are leaders as all-important as we think they are? What about followers? Isn't teaching good followership as important now as teaching good leadership? [Read more]


Bill Grace

Values-based Leadership For The Common Good
February 29, 2012

Description | Recording (YouTube)

Social justice activist and author Bill Grace (Sharing the Rock: Shaping Our Future through Leadership for the Common Good) presents a model to cultivate a worldview rooted in the common good by recasting leadership as being values-based, inclusive of all and sustained by a fierce urgency to act together on behalf of our common future. [Read more]


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