Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

If a team isn’t getting results, it’s common to ask: Is there a leadership problem here? While the person in charge may have issues, a leadership problem doesn’t necessarily mean you have a “leader” problem.

Leadership isn’t just about the people at the top, but is a social process, enabling individuals to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results. When a leadership process in a group is effective, it generates 3 crucial outcomes: direction, alignment, and commitment (DAC).

By assessing where your group stands in each of these outcomes, you can plan and implement the changes necessary to get better results.

This webinar will share the Center for Creative Leadership’s 3-step process to identify DAC issues in groups, which includes:

  • Assessing current levels of DAC
  • Examining potential factors contributing to low levels of DAC
  • Identifying changes that could improve DAC

Audience: Practicing Managers

About The Presenters

Cindy McCauley With over 25 years of experience at CCL, Cindy McCauley has contributed to many aspects of CCL's work: research, publication, product development, program evaluation, coaching, and management. Capitalizing on this broad experience, Cindy has developed expertise in leader development methods, including developmental assignments and relationships, 360-degree feedback, and action learning. She co-developed two of CCL's assessment tools, Benchmarks and the Job Challenge Profile. As a thought leader, she has created frameworks for experience-driven development in organizations and for understanding leadership as a collective process. Cindy is co-editor of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development, Third Edition (with Ellen Van Velsor and Marian Ruderman), Experience-Driven Leader Development: Models, Tools, Best Practices and Advice for On-the-Job Development (with Scott DeRue, Paul Yost, and Sylvester Taylor), and Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent (with Morgan McCall). One or her most popular publications, Developmental Assignments: Creating Learning Experiences WIthout Change Jobs, was featured on CNN.com and in Harvard Management Update. Her latest book for managers, Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership (with Pete Scisco, Jean Leslie, and Rob Elsey), integrates research-based knowledge on leader development into an easy-to-use development planning process.

Lynn Fick-Cooper brings more than twenty-five years of experience in leadership positions from a variety of organizations including directing government and community affairs for the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce; serving as Chief Marketing Officer for Huthwaite, a sales research and training firm outside Washington, D.C.; and serving as Director of Public Relations for IHFRA (International Home Furnishings Representatives Association). Lynn’s previous experience at CCL includes serving as Chief Development Officer and Group Director of Institutional Advancement with responsibility for fundraising and alumni relations; and Manager of Marketing with responsibility for the marketing strategy, marketing communication, and public relations functions. She has spent the last seven years in a full-time faculty role at CCL designing and delivering leadership development programs across a variety of sectors, with a specific focus on developing nonprofit, community, and executive nurse leaders in health and health care. Lynn received her B.A. in Communications and M.B.A. from the Bryan School of Business both at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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