Executive Leadership Breakout Session 1:

Are You Truly Leading... or Just Managing?

The language of modern business often becomes clouded and unclear. Buzz words, euphemisms and “business-speak” have brought us to a point where we may be saying one thing and really meaning another. And that’s what commonly occurs when someone refers to the concept of LEADERSHIP! Do we really know what leaders in business actually do? Do we think that just because we have a title of Manager or Director that we therefore LEAD our staff? Learn the distinct differences between leadership and management in the workplace, and how practicing simple behavioral strategies can bring you to a point where you are truly leading your people.

 
Presenter Details:

Tom Benson has worked in the fields of human resources and professional development for more than 30 years. He has engaged with clients in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, health care, education and government, and has helped thousands of people at all levels of organizations learn how to improve interpersonal relations and achieve greater results by understanding and valuing the differences in others. Tom has developed and copyrighted numerous programs that focus on organizational improvement through effective Human Resources processes and employee development with specialization in supervisory and management training, executive coaching and team dynamics.

Tom currently works with businesses and start-ups in the City of Erie as a Business Consultant and serves as a Mentor for clients of the Erie Technology Incubator.

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