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Leadership Excellence: Don’t Let your Strengths Become Weaknesses

  • 15 Aug 2014
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Midlands Technical College- Northeast Campus
  • 32


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Leadership Excellence: Don’t Let your Strengths Become Weaknesses
Presented by:Margaret Seidler



The closest thing to a magic bullet that advances leadership is first the ability of leaders to know themselves and their own motivational values. Next, they see how each value is part of an interdependent pair; for example, leaders need to focus on Task and Relationship over time when leading others regardless of natural preferences. Polarity Thinking principles and tools are explained and experienced to expand wisdom through increased self-awareness. When leaders recognize their own unique pairs of competing, yet connected values, they reduce the “blind spots” that get in the way.

Polarity Thinking makes accessible what may have been hidden in the past. It is a visible and tangible way to be more intentional in your actions to gain higher, more sustainable performance for yourself and others.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

From an enlightened viewpoint, you:

  • Raise awareness of your leadership strengths and how to build upon them
  • Recognize what’s missing
  • Gain clarity about what makes you successful
  • Improve your leadership performance
  • Create synergy over-time through greater balance
  • See where learnings apply to issues in your work groups and organization


Margaret Seidler is a nationally-recognized Organization Development consultant, master trainer, and author based in Charleston, SC. Her practice focuses on creating higher performance in both organization and community systems. Central to her work is Polarity Thinking®, a set of principles and method to help people see, map and tap the power of “both/and” thinking for better, more sustainable results. Her interest in helping other professionals become more effective leaders began in the early 1990s, when she recognized the need to improve her own leadership skills. Her areas of expertise include managing complex opportunities and challenges, increasing leaders’ self-awareness/self-management, teambuilding, resolving conflict and interpersonal communications skills.


Since returning to her hometown of Charleston and establishing her consulting practice in 2001, she has published numerous articles. In 2008, her first book, Power Surge: A Conduit for Enlightened Leadership was published by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Press, Amherst, MA. www.margaretseidler.com


She serves as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s Executive Education Center in the Mendoza College of Business.


Margaret Seidler, Master Trainer and Author

Seidler & Associates, LLC
1260 Winchester Drive
, SC 29407

Website: www.margaretseidler.com

E-mail: margaret@margaretseidler.com

Phone: 843-573-3485




Mailing Address:
ATD South Carolina, P.O. Box 512, Columbia, SC 29202 


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