I attended 2 presentations by faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
On January 23, 2007, David Bradford presented “Personal Power and Influence.” One highlight of this compelling session featured a discussion of 5 bases of interpersonal power. (The slide below parallels a slide from this part of his presentation.)
On June 20, Charles O’Reilly discussed “Leadership Challenges: Managing Difficult Conversations.” Highlights included studies of 2 leaders and, for each, one personnel-related challenge. Each study included 3 video segments from an interview with the leader. Presentation attendees readily engaged in perceptive discussion between segments. Evidently, Stanford’s Center for Leadership Development and Research  plans to make available at least 40 of these exercises via the Internet. I recommend people benefit from them.
I much appreciate Linda Parker Pennington’s inviting me to these presentations.
I derived benefit during and after the sessions. For example, I used the slide shown below in a “High-Tech Management and Leadership – Hands-on Perspective and Tools You Can Use” presentation I gave on February 8 for the ISM 280S seminar course in the University of California, Santa Cruz program Knowledge Services and Enterprise Management.
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