Good Leadership Needs Good Thinking
10 December 2014
It seems like common sense to assume that how leaders think is important to how effective they are as leaders.
However, there has been surprisingly little research on how individual differences in leaders’ styles of thinking are connected to their styles of leadership, their leadership behaviours, and the outcomes of these for businesses and other organisations.
A series of studies in the past few years has investigated how thinking styles relate to leadership styles, conflict-handling styles, influencing tactics, and organisational outcomes.
In this presentation, Dr Guy Curtis (Murdoch University) will discuss these studies and outline their implications for leader selection and development.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about these topics following the presentation.
Dr Guy Curtis is a Senior Lecturer at Murdoch University who teaches in the Organisational Psychology post-graduate programs within the School of Psychology and Exercise Science. Guy regularly delivers leadership development programs and workshops for Murdoch Executive Education.
Guy has won several university teaching awards; most recently, he received the most student votes at Murdoch in the “Lecturer of the Year” awards (2013). He is an author of more than 20 peer-reviewed academic journal articles with a particular focus in the past 6 years on connections between thinking styles and leadership.
College of Organisational Psychologists
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