April 3, 2018
The Leadership Research Colloquium 2018
The Leadership Research Colloquium provides a forum for leading experts and faculty to present developing, extant and cutting edge new research as it affect leadership in organizations and in our communities. The colloquium features the work of the recipient of The Center’s prestigious Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award and hosts faculty members from other universities.
Pathways to Leadership
For the 7th year, we are pleased to convene some of the most cutting-edge thinking and research on leadership, from some of the top scholars in the world – and bring it to our community. This year’s line-up features three faculty members from three universities: University of Virginia, University of Georgia, and our own FIU. By asking the right questions and using innovative research methods – we are garnering new insights about leadership that may help you and your organization lead more effectively.
Popular books and many organizations are now encouraging people to, above all, be authentic – but when and why is this a bad idea and when is it actually beneficial? Dr. Buckman’s research helps to answer this question. Drawing from her research tied to NASA – Dr. Carter asks when and why should we start thinking about leadership as an interconnected network of influence? What actually happens to leadership (and what SHOULD happen to leadership) when your team has to collaborate with another team to get things done? The answer is not likely one that you would guess. Many ‘leadership gurus’ will tell you that real leadership means that you need to lead in a particular way, follow their 7 rules or use their specific approach. Dr. Lovelace’s work demonstrates that there are several different pathways one can take in order to be an effective leader – which should make some of us who don’t fit neatly into a leadership box, breathe just a little bit easier. Audience Q&A will follow the presentations.