Understanding Why Capable People are Reluctant to Lead

  • 25 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Learning Event


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Understanding Why Capable People are Reluctant to Lead

Strong leadership is essential for organizational growth, yet as talent managers we often face reluctancy from some of our top talent to take on leadership roles. In this session, Professor Jennifer Nahrgang of the Tippie College of Business will lead a discussion to help us explore this reluctance and provide action steps organizations can take to help potential leaders overcome their reluctance to leading.

Presenter Bio

Jennifer D. Nahrgang is the Palmer Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. Before her career in academia, Jennifer spent 5 years working for ExxonMobil Corporation. At Tippie, she currently teaches topics related to leadership, team development, and negotiations in the Executive MBA program and numerous Executive Education programs. Jennifer has worked with clients such as the Mayo Clinic, PayPal, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MTD (Modern Tool and Die Company), Re-Bath, and numerous small businesses. Jennifer enjoys working with students, executives, and organizations to help them discover ways of developing their talent to effectively lead in the current and future world of work. In the area of research, Jennifer focuses on leadership processes and leadership development, team dynamics and effectiveness, employee voice and engagement, and the future world of work. She has published numerous articles in top-tier management journals, and currently serves as the Associate Editor for Personnel Psychology

Thursday, February 25th

Noon - 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting - Via Zoom
(Meeting Link & Password will be sent prior to the Event)

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