How Technical Experts Evolve Into Effective Coaches and Strategic Leaders

Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Dr. Alan M Patterson, President, Mentoré

For technical or subject matter experts to evolve into successful leaders, they must acquire new skill sets and adopt different roles. The coaching role is crucial for increasing team performance and organizational capacity. To successfully implement coaching in your organization, however, technical experts are often required to overcome major hurdles when leading teams and functional organizations. This webcast will show you the stages of leadership development and the unique journey a technical expert takes to become a strategic leader.

In this webcast, the speaker will discuss:

  • gateways and barriers to technical leadership positions
  • mastering coaching fundaments
  • delegation for development
  • the value of leaders as coaches.


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Dr. Alan M Patterson
Dr. Alan M Patterson

President, Mentoré

Alan Patterson has 27 years of international consulting experience in change management, leadership development, and executive coaching. In 2006 he formed Mentoré, a consulting organization that focuses on aligning strategy, organization structure, job responsibilities, and skill sets to major shifts in the business. His expertise has aided many global and national organizations, including Anheuser-Busch, CVS, Entergy, Federal Reserve Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Major League Baseball, Merck, Sea World, the U.S. Navy, and Williams-Sonoma.

A published author, Alan has been a featured speaker and workshop leader for several national associations, including serving as a national expert resource for the American Institute of CPAs and many state CPA associations.


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