Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Ethical decisions may be trickier than we think. First, engaging leaders must demonstrate both fairness and compassion. Sometimes, these two critical demands clash. Second, leaders may feel closer to some employees than to others. Proximity tends to change the way we reason about ethical decisions. The presenter will share the results of a study involving more than 1,000 professionals, suggest implications of her findings, and offer recommendations for leaders.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
A critical medical tenet is “First do no harm.” When diversity initiatives ignore a group’s level of intercultural development, they could increase fear and prejudice and exacerbate in-group / out-group separation. In this thought-provoking presentation, the speaker addresses the problem and proposes solutions. Specifically, she shares a model of intercultural development, connects interventions to employees’ development stage, offers realistic and helpful tips, and introduces Conversity®, a simple and effective process to increase acceptance and respect in your organization.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
A key predictor of employee engagement is psychological safety, the feeling that one can be real and vulnerable at work without fearing negative consequences. A second key predictor is meaningfulness, feeling valuable and valued. In this webinar, Dr. Wildermuth will explain these key components and connect them to organizational culture.
Wednesday, May 5, 2022
Common myths regarding change include "The Fortune Teller Myth" (the idea that leaders know exactly what will happen as a result of change initiatives, "The Super Hero Myth" (the expectation that the leader can lead followers to a promised land of safety and abundance), and "The Mechanic Myth" (the attempt to address change issues by focusing on one small problem at a time, independently of others). This presentation helps dispel such myths and addresses the very real uncertainties, losses, and conflicts resulting from changing conditions. Topics such as adaptive leadership, systems thinking, and connections between leadership and biology are further explored by the presenter.