The key [to leadership] lies in understanding yourself and how you can recognize and leverage your own leadership potential.
By the number of leadership books written every year, leadership is a multifaceted yet ultimately confusing topic. We either think of leaders as those who are born with natural gifts for motivating others or we think there is a standardized list of traits every leader must possess. Well, where does leave the rest of us?
Believe it or not, anyone can be a leader, and regardless of whether or not you have positional or formal authority, the key lies in understanding yourself and how you can recognize and leverage your own leadership potential. Now more than ever, we need leaders in all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and dispositions to inspire and lead change in the workplace. In this session, we discuss key leadership skills, principles, and styles, and focus on ways you can recognize and build your leadership acumen and ultimately find the leader within.
- Participants will identify and discuss key leadership skills, principles, and styles appropriate for those with or without formal authority.
- Participants will identify specific leadership skills they possess and will utilize resources provided to further their development to effect change in their leadership practice.
- Participants will apply leadership techniques including: recognizing formal and informal authority, distinguishing role from self, recognizing hidden issues, making connections among disparate events, and working with stakeholders, among others.
About our Presenter
Dr. Angela Carter’s most satisfying experiences have come from helping students develop their personal leadership ethos. These interests in leader development have been shaped by practical leadership experience over a 19-year office and shopping center management career where hands-on experiences encountered during her career enabled her to translate leadership skills into research and the classroom. She completed an EdD in Adult Education in 2015 from University of Georgia, and in 2017, began at Clemson University where she teaches a variety of human resource and organization development courses, as well as recruits for and markets the program as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Now a certified leadership coach, Dr. Carter is interested in a diverse array of projects that show a deep yet practical inquiry into how people might bring their best selves to the workplace through coaching, learning, diversity and inclusion training, and leadership development.