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Leadership Breakfast Series | OLI

Registration for the Spring 2021 Leadership Breakfast Series will open on January 15.

Register for the Leadership Breakfasts Session HERE.

 

Session 1 |February 12, 2021 – Professor Rick Ringer

The Basics of Human Behavior

One of the biggest challenges for all leaders is navigating relationships with others.  Understanding human behavior can help leaders more fully understand those they manage, work with, and report to.  This session will explore the fundamentals of human behavior as they relate workplace relationships.  In particular, the session will examine such issues as personality, values, attitudes, and perception.  Participants should leave with insight regarding how they can more fully understand others and create stronger, more construction relationships with those they work with.

Rick Ringer is a Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods and Director of the Organizational Leadership Institute.  He received his PhD from the University of Colorado.

Session 2|March 12, 2021 – Professor Rick Ringer

Women in Leadership:  Where Are They?

Women make up 47% of the workforce.  Yet, they make up only 38% of first line-to-middle managers.  And the numbers continue to fall:  Only 33% of senior managers are female; 29% of VPs, and 21% of "C-Suite" managers.  And, only 4-5% of CEOs are female. 

Why?

Like all complex situations, this likely has very complex (and, perhaps, poorly understood) causes.  However, this session will explore the factors that are--perhaps--at the root of this issue.  

Rick Ringer is a Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods and Director of the Organizational Leadership Institute.  He received his PhD from the University of Colorado.

Session 3 |April 9, 2021 – Professor Peter Foreman

Understanding Motivation

Motivation is perhaps the most studied of all workplace issues, and we continue to be interested in understanding what exactly motivates people to do what they do.  This session will examine what we "think" we know about motivation and how that knowledge can help us in our leadership roles.  Participants in this session will gain greater understanding of an extraordinarily complex human process.

Peter Foreman is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Quantitative Methods and Director of the Organizational Leadership Institute.  He received his PhD from the University of Illinois.

Session 4| May 14, 2021 – Professor Rick Ringer

Book Review/Discussion

This session will consist of a book review and discussion.  Session participants will collaboratively choose the book they wish to read and discuss.  This decision will be made by March 1, 2021.

For more information, please contact Dr. Richard Ringer , Director | Organizational Leadership Institute at rcringer@ilstu.edu.  

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