Program Title: "Transformational
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
Research indicates that there is an array of leadership
styles, from the least effective to most effective in terms of meeting business
goals and retaining valued employees. Project managers may be familiar
with one or two of these leadership styles such as laissez-faire and transactional
leadership. However, in today’s turbulent marketplace and in chaotic
business environments, a more strategic and inspiring form of leadership
is required. This is the time for transformational leadership, defined
and explored in this one hour workshop.
As a result of attending this Transformational Leadership presentation, participants
will be able to:
- Define and contrast transactional and transformational
- Identify the four pillars of Transformational Leadership
and learn about transformational leaders who exemplify each of these four
- Individualized consideration
- Idealized influence
- Intellectual stimulation
- Inspirational motivation
- Discuss how Project Managers need to make a conscious “switch”
to a leadership style (from transactional to transformational) that matches
the needs of their team.
Susan Morris has over 30 years’ experience as a business coach, organizational
consultant and instructional designer specializing in the professional development
needs of pharmaceutical R&D scientists, technical experts and functions
who partner with R&D. Identifying the gap between scientific expertise
and "people" expertise is the arena for Susan's speaking, consulting and
coaching. Susan is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from the
Coaches Training Institute and accredited by the International Coach Federation
as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She coaches individual contributors,
supervisors, managers and senior executives as well as new and experienced
project team leaders of global discovery and development teams.
Susan is an internationally recognized speaker, invited by universities,
life sciences firms and professional organizations to speak on managing and
leading cross-functional, global project teams in turbulent times, career
planning, building career networks and client retention strategies.
Susan is the author of a series of mini-books, Leadership Essentials for
Women Scientists. She has written articles on management and leadership challenges
and solutions for AAAS Science and AAPS Careers Magazine. Susan holds a Master’s
in Education from Temple University and a Bachelor’s degree from Douglass
Topic: Meet & Greet
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before the main speaker event. There is no additional cost to be a part of
this – it’s free for those attending at the Main meeting location!
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