Leadership & Authority in Contemporary Organizations
As organizations evolve, so too does the nature of authority and leadership. How they are exercised has a profound impact on our competence as individuals, on the behavior of groups, and on the effectiveness of our organizations. This conference offers opportunities to deepen your understanding of these complex dynamics, at both the rational and irrational levels, and enable you to be more effective as you exercise leadership and authority in your daily life.
Leaders, managers and practitioners across the spectrum are increasingly expected to take up familiar roles in new ways or to assume new roles altogether, often with the expectation of bringing about change. The context of continuous adaptation raises many challenging questions: How can we work effectively under such conditions? How can we discover the potential for collective engagement while valuing differences? How can organizations and networks mobilize around common visions and goals? How do we link people in new ways, and create environments where people take personal responsibility for collective output?
This conference is a unique opportunity to consider these questions in depth, to examine and challenge old assumptions, and to explore new ideas about exercising leadership and authority. It is an ideal environment to learn about how you function in groups and to discover how group dynamics further or hinder organizational success.