The Leadership Challenge: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Barry Posner, Professor of Leadership at Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

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A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize others to want to accomplish extraordinary things in organizations. It’s about the things leaders do to transform values into actions, vision into realities, and challenges into opportunities. It’s leadership that makes a positive difference in the workplace, creating a climate where collaboration and innovation drive remarkable results. Join bestselling co-author Barry Posner as he presents the latest data on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership (the framework for the Leadership Challenge) and the Leadership Practices Inventory.

As a result of participating in this webcast, you will learn:

  • leadership’s critical role in organizational health
  • practical steps for organizations to include practical leadership development at all levels of an organization
  • the latest data and research presented in the upcoming book The Leadership Challenge, 6th edition.


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Barry  Posner
Barry Posner

Professor of Leadership at Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Barry Posner is the Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where he also served as dean of the school for 12 years. He has been a distinguished visiting professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Sabanci University (Istanbul), and the University of Western Australia. At Santa Clara, he has received the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award, the School’s Extraordinary Faculty Award, and several other teaching and academic honors. An internationally renowned scholar and educator, Barry has authored or co-authored more than 100 research and practitioner-focused articles. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the Leadership & Organizational Development Journal and the International Journal of Servant-Leadership, and received the Outstanding Scholar Award for Career Achievement from the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Barry received a BA with honors in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in public administration from the Ohio State University; and a PhD in organizational behavior and administrative theory from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Having consulted with a wide variety of public and private sector organizations worldwide, Barry also works at a strategic level with a number of community-based and professional organizations. He has served on the board of directors of Uplift Family Services, Global Women’s Leadership Network, American Institute of Architects, SV Creates, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Santa Clara County, Center for Excellence in Nonprofits, Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay, Public Allies, San Jose Repertory Theater, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, and several publicly traded and startup companies. Barry can be reached at bposner@scu.edu.