Leadership Cafe 2017

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10:00 am - Noon at UBA Offices (2916 W TC Jester, Suite 200)

Session 2, February 21

The Romance of Leadership (Followership)

The traditional view of leadership is that followers are recipients of a leader's influence. But what does it look like when that equation gets flipped around? How much control over leadership outcomes is actually a direct result of the followers' influence on the leader? And at the practical level, is the concept of "leadership" just an idealistic notion or a matter of followers' perceptions? The essence of this discussion will revolve around follower-centered concepts of leadership and ask questions regarding influence, recognition, responsibility, and the idea of constructed leadership.

Registration Fee is not refundable but may be transferred at any time to another individual.

Session 3, March 21

Relational Leadership (LMX Theory)

Most approaches to leadership involve a single person exerting some kind of influence on a group. But what does leadership look like when we focus solely on the dyad between the leader and a single follower? And what does it mean for leaders to think of their influence as a series of one-on-one encounters and relationships? What kind of exchanges between a leader and follower are good for the organization or team, and what kind are instructive for helping the follower become a leader themselves? This discussion will have implications for mentoring, interpersonal communications, and leadership development.

Registration for Session 3 opens on Feb 21. 

Registration Fee is not refundable but may be transferred at any time to another individual.

2017 Sessions Online

Session 1, Jan 17, 2017: Best Leadership Book You've Probably Never Read (Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership) Watch Now

 

2016 Sessions Online

Session 1, Aug 23, 2016: Servant Leadership   Watch Now

Session 2, Sep 27, 2016: Trait Theory  Watch Now

Session 3, Oct 25, 2016: Charisma & Narcissism  Watch Now

Session 4, Nov 15, 2016: Transformational Leadership / Watch Now

Session 5, Dec 13, 2016: Contingency Theory / Watch Now

It seems like a new leadership idea comes out every day, but how do you know if it’s any good? Practicing leaders should be exposed to both sides of the chasm between popular leadership and theoretical leadership, because both sides have something to offer and other things to disregard. But where is the middle ground? Where is the dialogue that helps bring theory into practice, and gives leaders a deeper understanding of their everyday work?

 
Join Dr. Josh Ellis (PhD in Leadership Studies) for a monthly series of leadership dialogues wherein a theory will be presented and the real-world application of that theory will be tested. Each month we’ll survey how different leadership approaches focus on leaders, followers, teams, organizations, or situations. The dialogues will be self-contained, and there will be no prerequisite reading. While many in the audience may be pastors, discussions will not be limited to the ministry workplace so anyone is invited.
 
UBA Offices at 2916 W. TC Jester, Suite 200    -    10:00 am - Noon