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Just Promoted: The Pressure is On!

How to Navigate Stress, Leadership and Expectations

November 13, 2019
Seattle Yacht Club 5:30PM - 8:30PM 

Abstract:
 

You’ve just been promoted to Director, Vice President or CXO, perhaps managing one department now two or three. The executive team is looking for results and has expectations within the first few months. The pressure is on. What do you do? How do you manage the pressure while staying connected to your stakeholders while maintaining your convictions about what matters at the same time? None of us are immune to the possibility of losing it when the pressure is on.
Join us as we discuss how to have navigate these experiences successfully, while under pressure:
  • How do I set the right tone?
  • When should I listen and when should I speak out?
  • What do other people need from me?
  • How do I know when to move quickly or slowly?
  • What questions should I asking?

Bio:

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Recently named among the top 30 most influential I-O Psychologists and featured in Forbes, Dr. Rob McKenna is the founder of WiLD Leaders, Inc., creator of the WiLD Toolkit, and Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. His research and coaching with leaders across corporate, not-for-profit and university settings has given him insight into the real and gritty experience of leaders. His clients have included the Boeing Company, Microsoft, Heineken, Foster Farms, the United Way, Alaska Airlines and Children’s Hospital. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on leadership character, calling, effectiveness, and leadership under pressure. His latest book, Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure, focuses the specific strategies leaders can use to stay true to themselves and connected to others when it matters most.














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