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Leaders and Their Leadership: Common Strengths and Consistent Challenges

Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Shawn Bakker, Psychologist and Justin Deonarine, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist , Psychometrics

Good leaders have high levels of awareness. They recognize the impact their behavior has on those around them. Leaders struggle when they do not have an accurate understanding of how their behaviors are seen by others. When this is the case, leaders get in their own way. A common example of this is the leader who wants to provide clear direction and guidance to their direct reports but uses behaviors that come across as micromanaging. Using extensive data from leadership 360 assessments, Shawn Bakker and Justin Deonarine will discuss where leaders often do well. They will also show where leaders commonly struggle and share insights on how leaders should focus their development efforts to become the leaders they would like to be.

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Presenters

Shawn Bakker
Shawn Bakker

Psychologist

Shawn Bakker leads the professional services team at Psychometrics Canada, where he works closely with HR professionals to recognize and assess the potential that people bring to the workplace, and help them realize their potential as leaders, team members, and individual contributors. Shawn is the co-author of numerous psychometric assessments and conducts research into employee engagement, leadership development, and conflict resolution.


Justin Deonarine
Justin Deonarine

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Psychometrics

Justin Deonarine is an industrial/organizational psychologist with Psychometrics Canada. He specializes in the application of data-driven decision making to areas such as selection, leadership, and corporate culture. He has worked with organizations around the world, from local nonprofits to multinational corporations. Justin enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with others, having published articles about leadership, culture, conflict, and diversity for various business and HR resources.