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The Leadership Research Colloquium 2011

The Center for Leadership is proud to present the Inaugural Leadership Colloquium featuring six members of our Academic Advisory Board (AAB). Members of the AAB form the core of the Center's affiliated faculty and provide valuable insight and resources to inform in planning the growth and direction of the Center's research and training efforts. Faculty members also facilitate the collaboration of university departments and units, provide insight into academic trends in leadership studies and propose multidisciplinary and culturally relevant leadership research. In addition, board members mentor and collaborate with Center’s Student Fellows on Center-sponsored projects.



  • Colloquium Title

    Leadership In An Age OF Uncertainty: The Evolving Leader In A World Without Borders

  • Date

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Presenters

  • Nathan Katz (Moderator)

    Nathan Katz
    Founder and Director of the Program in the Study of Spirituality

    Bhagwan Mahavir Professor of Jain Studies

  • Paul Kowert


    Paul Kowert
    Associate Chair, Department of International Relations
    Florida International University
    School of International and Public Affairs

    Dr. Paul A. Kowert is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University. His research focuses on international relations theory, political psychology, and the foreign relations of the United States and Japan. It addresses questions such as: how do leaders differ in their use of information and advice, how do leaders (and the general public) form perceptions of other countries, and how do leaders incorporate normative principles into their policy choices? Prof. Kowert is the author of Groupthink or Deadlock: When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors (2002), Cultures of Order: Leadership, Language, and Social Reconstruction in Germany and Japan (2007, with Katja Weber), and Ideational Allies: Psychology, Constructivism, and International Relations (2011, with Vaughn P. Shannon). He received his doctorate from Cornell University in 1992, and joined the FIU faculty in 1994.

    Session Topic: 
    How Countries Differ: The Factor Structure of State Identity

  • Meredith Newman

    Meredith Newman
    Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration Florida International University
    School of International and Public Affairs

    Meredith A. Newman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Administration at Florida International University. Prior to her career in academia, Newman served with the Australian Foreign Service (in France and Vietnam), the U.S. Department of State (in Senegal, Malaysia, and Singapore), and the World Bank. She is widely published in the areas of public management, human resources and gender, and the emotive aspects of work. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Editors' Choice Award, Public Administration Review. Her book entitled, Emotional Labor: Putting the Service in Public Service (Mary Guy and Sharon Mastracci, co-authors) is the recipient of three Best Book awards. Newman is an Associate Editor of Review of Public Personnel Administration; past Chair of the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; Vice-President for North America, the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration; Immediate Past President of the American Society for Public Administration; and a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration.

    Session Topic: 
    Emotional Labor and Burnout: What Managers Need to Know

  • Nathan Hiller


    Nathan Hiller
    Assistant Professor of Management and International Business
    Fellow, FIU Center for Leadership
    Florida International University
    College of Business

    Dr. Hiller is an Assistant Professor of Management and International Business at FIU and a Fellow and program Faculty Director at the FIU Center for Leadership.

    As an academic, his focus is on understanding the strategic implications of executive personality, as well as enhancing the way that organizations build their leadership pipeline. His research has appeared in most of the top journals in the field of Management, including: Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and The Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Hiller is a recipient of the Kenneth Clark Award for innovative leadership research, sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership.

    As a consultant and practitioner, Nathan has worked on cutting-edge projects related to strategic leadership development, organizational change, culture, human capital planning, and teamwork with clients including: Johnson & Johnson, Boeing, Burger King Corporation, Beckman Coulter, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and The United States Marine Corps. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Leadership since 2005, and is the Faculty Director and primary facilitator in The High Potential Leader program - a 4-day intensive leadership development program designed to accelerate the leadership capacity of mid-level leaders. Dr. Hiller is also a facilitator in the Center's Leading Decisions program (for CEOs and senior executives) and the Principal Leadership Development Program (for school principals).

    Dr. Hiller loves to travel and draws regularly from his experience living in 4 countries on 3 continents in 8 cities. He received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

    Session Topic: 
    Do CEOs Believe They Are Smarter, More Skilled, and Better Than you?
    An Empirical Examination of Executive Narcissism

  • Modesto A. Maidique


    Modesto A. Maidique
    Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership
    Executive Director, FIU Center for Leadership
    Professor of Management
    Florida International University
    College of Business

    Professor Modesto A. Maidique is the Alvah H. Chapman, Jr., Eminent Scholar Chair in Leadership. He is also Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU). Professor Maidique brings his expertise and ongoing research on executive leadership into the classroom, teaching graduate students in FIU's MBA programs.

    Professor Maidique is the developer and program director for the Leading Decisions Executive Leadership Development Program. The program is offered through the Center for Leadership to C-level executives. The Center also offers a pioneering business-oriented leadership program for principals (PLDP) and the Women on the Move program that targets female executives.

    In June 2009, Professor Maidique was named President Emeritus of Florida International University by the FIU Board of Trustees in recognition of his leadership, dedication, and transformational accomplishments during his 23 year tenure as University President. From 1986 to 2009, Professor Maidique served as president of FIU and led its transformation from a comprehensive university to a major research university classified in the highest ranking awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. Under his leadership, FIU tripled in physical size, grew to nearly 40,000 students, and ranked among the 20 largest universities in the United States, with membership in Phi Beta Kappa and a Division I-A football team. During his tenure, FIU established accredited Colleges of Law, Engineering, Architecture and Public Health; and most recently, Professor Maidique spearheaded the historic opening of the new FIU College of Medicine, one of only three U.S. medical schools established in the last 25 years. In recognition of his achievements, the FIU Board of Trustees named FIU's main campus the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. 

    Professor Maidique held academic appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Professor Maidique is also contributing author to ten books. His co-authored textbook, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation, has been widely used at colleges and universities. He is co-author of "The Art of High Technology Management," one of the best-selling articles published by the Sloan Management Review, and of Energy Future, a New York Times bestseller on energy policy.

    A co-founder and former CEO of Analog Devices Inc.'s, Semiconductor Division, Professor Maidique also served as CEO of Collaborative Research, now Genome Therapeutics, and as senior partner in Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners, at the time the world's largest venture capital firm. He holds several patents for semiconductor devices. A past chairman of the Beacon Council, Miami's economic development authority, Professor Maidique currently serves on the boards of National Semiconductor and the Carnival Corporation. In 2009 he was awarded the "Sand in My Shoes" award, Miami's top civic honor, by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

    Professor Maidique has testified before Congress on the issues of energy conservation and energy financing and has served on the Educational Policy Advisory Committee for two United States Presidents. He has also served on the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board and as a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars for eight years.

    Session Topic: 
    Are You a Level-Six Leader?