Posted - October 12, 2011
‘Other-centered Leadership’ is Topic of Lecture by Dr. Fulop
November 3 - 7:30 pm
Eureka College associate professor of psychology Ann Fulop will present “‘Other-Centered’ Leadership: A Leadership Schema for Innovation" at
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. A reception will follow.
The free presentation will explore how the current business innovation era may require a new leadership schema that reframes how organizations research and think about leaders and leadership.
“For 30 years, organizations have been practicing an innovation methodology that produces reliable results, however only a few organizations have successfully adapted the methodology as business practice,” Fulop said. One reason is that the innovation methodology usurps leaders’ power, she said.
Fulop’s presentation will examine three hypotheses: The power of leaders, with an “alpha male” leadership schema, is threatened by the power of the innovation methodology; the only effective power maintenance strategy that the “alpha male” leadership schema affords is to eradicate the threat; and an “other-centered” leadership schema may provide appropriate leadership tactics to empower innovation and leaders.
Fulop joined the Eureka College faculty in 2008. She has a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology. She is the director of the college’s organizational leadership weekend degree completion program. She formerly was a human factors engineer at State Farm Insurance, Bloomington, for 11 years, where she led an innovation team that used psychology processes and theories to solve business challenges.
The presentation is the second of four Clarence R. Noe Dean’s Lectures by Eureka College faculty members this academic year. Others will be “Lost Nature and Painterly Pursuit” by art professor Rhea Edge at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 and “What's So Funny?: Teaching Humor in Creative Writing" by assistant professor of creative writing Zeke Jarvis at 7:30 p.m. March 1.
All of the lectures will be in the Cerf Center. For more information, call the Provost’s Office at (309) 467- 6301.
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