For many years, business schools have looked toward the military and its long leadership legacy to understand successful leadership methods. Senior level officers have always needed to be adept at managing shifting trends. In fact, a current military leadership program promises to foster agile and adaptive officers who can think critically and creatively. How have our military leaders leveraged these non-tangible attributes? This session takes a practical look at successful, and not so successful, U.S. military general behaviors from WWII to the present. The discussion centers on four key leadership attributes as take-away lessons and how they can be used by managers today to lead their teams to success.
Susan Schwartz has led a variety of technical and non-technical teams successfully through organizational change and brought projects to completion – on time and under budget. Over the course of her career, she developed unique methods to motivate cross-functional teams by combining process review, crucial conversation techniques, and knowledge sharing strategies.
Currently she facilitates public courses and seminars for George Mason University Learning Solutions, Project Management Institute, The American Society of Quality, and the Society for Human Resources. Curriculum topics include project management, collaborative team building, critical thinking & problem solving, conflict management, and matrix team leadership. Additionally, she delivers on-site team building workshops. She looks forward to the publication of a book, Creating A Greater Whole: A Guide for Project Managers Becoming Leaders, in early 2018.
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