Date: Thurs., October 4, 2012
How exactly do female leaders positively influence corporate performance? Studies recently released by McKinsey & Company used a performance diagnostic tool to measure organizational excellence against nine key criteria. From that study, they worked with academic researchers to determine which leadership behaviors tend to increase scores in each of the nine organizational dimensions. The report also looked at frequency differences between men and women.
In this session, we learn from this body of behavioral research what men do that women need to do to succeed and what women bring to the table where men fall short. Using a framework for thinking in pairs, we will explore these nine findings and make them actionable for women leaders who wish to accelerate their ability to achieve success as business leaders.
Since competition in the 21st century demands a capacity to manage complexity and ambiguity, the ability to think in pairs, that is, to see and act from two very different motivating values simultaneously is essential. This bigger picture offers a more robust way of seeing and thinking, hence providing more options for dealing with the complex challenges leaders often face. While some of us were fortunate enough to be endowed with this exceptional ability to see multiple and contradictory viewpoints, the rest of us are more apt to fall prey to our own strong, singular instincts about what we see as the "right" way to do things. In this session, we will provide women leaders a straightforward way to make visible and accessible what may have been a blind spot in the past while balancing the unique strengths they bring to leadership as women.
What you will gain
Margaret Seidler is a Carlson Executive Education instructor in Organization Development (OD) and a Master Trainer. Her work focuses on creating higher organization performance. She provides leadership and group development, team building, conflict resolution, and individual leadership and communications coaching for clients ranging from CEOs to young “high potentials.”
Margaret Seidler has published a book, Power Surge: A Conduit for Enlightened Leadership, as well as numerous articles. She serves as faculty for the American Public Power Association’s Management Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Emerging Leaders Program. She presented her work in managing the complexities of leadership using a polarity perspective at the 2005 National OD Conference and to the National League of Cities Leadership Training Institute in 2009. Seidler holds a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina. She became a certified Polarity Management Master in 2009.
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