Course Detail: P_PARODOX - Paradoxes of Leadership
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You’ve probably experienced how easy it is to give orders or instructions, but so much harder to get employees engaged. The hard stuff is really the soft stuff. Leadership done well is full of paradoxes. Drawing from Charles Edmunson’s book, Paradoxes of Leadership, you will explore 14 paradoxes and discover ways to apply them to your personal leadership journey. The goal of this workshop is to use these paradoxes as a lens to learn and practice ways to help employees reach their full potential and view themselves as essential to the business.

Through interactive activities and discussion, you’ll delve into each of the paradoxes and examine how they can apply to your own leadership experiences. You’ll learn to build your employees’ sense of self-worth by demonstrating appropriate vulnerability, giving respect, listening, reducing fear, correcting through grace, serving others, finding strength in weakness, learning from mistakes and giving of yourself. Employees will flourish when you as a leader apply these paradoxes back at work, and you will find that you will have improved team dynamics as well as creativity and performance.  You will receive a copy of Paradoxes of Leadership as part of the workshop.

The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

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 Session Detail:  PP1117PARODOX (24 seats (100%) remaining)
Schedule: Every day, starting on 11/30/17 and ending on 11/30/17
Times: 08:30am - 04:30pm
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Price: Paradoxes of Leadership Reg Fee : $275.00

Instructors
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Janet Edmunson
Janet Edmunson
Biography: Janet Edmunson, M.Ed, is President of JME Insights and has over 30 years' experience in leadership in both large and small organizations. She was the Corporate Manager of Wellness Programs for a Fortune 50 company (Georgia-Pacific Corporation). She has also been a leader in, or consultant to, small and mid-size businesses, including New England Telephone and the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank. She retired in 2007 from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as their Director of Prevention & Wellness for a staff of 20. Since retirement, she has been a consultant and national motivational speaker, having spoken to or consulted with over 300 organizations.While still working full-time, Janet took care of her husband, Charles, during the five years he fought a rare neurological disease. In her book, Finding Meaning with Charles, she wrote about how they strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout. Janet recently retired as chair of the Board of Directors for the national Foundation for PSP | CBD and Related Brain Diseases, having served from 2009-2013. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Employee Ownership Foundation. Janet has a Master's degree from Georgia State University. Janet Edmunson

Facility Detail
Abromson Center, Room 213
88 Bedford St
Portland, ME 04101

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 5 days of the start of this session.