3rd Annual Leadership Series - Fourth Seminar - April 22nd!

Date and Time
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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The Wharton Club of Philadelphia, along with our Partners:  

LaSalle and Beacon Human Capital Management (formerly the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group Human Capital Management), Invite You to Participate in our 4th & Final Seminar in this series on Saturday, April 22nd!

April 22nd  8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.  Leading Innovative Teams





Michael will discuss his published research on the specific leadership behaviors that distinguish those executives who are seen as leading innovative teams from those perceived as not being innovative leaders.  

Think you know what distinguishes them? Well, which set of items below (A or B) distinguished innovative from non-innovative leaders?

Group A 

  • Calm, thoughtful style helps make sensitive issues discussable.
  • Self-assured enough to invite and consider dissenting views.
  • Knows the industry, latest trends, and where things are going.

Group B 

  • Does not shy away from making his/her opinions, views, and reactions known.
  • Speaks his/her mind and can be firm without seeming harsh or shutting down discussion.
  • Challenges other points of view for a purpose and expects a reasonable response.

 The answer might surprise you.

In this session, you will learn what specific, statistically significant behaviors distinguish leaders of sustainable innovation. These are behaviors you can easily learn to do if you do not already do them.

In addition, we will explore gender differences and similarities when it comes to leading innovative teams. For example, which one of the following three statements is true?:

  1. Women scored significantly higher on more items than men
  2. Men scored significantly higher on more items than women
  3. Men and women scored about the same

We will also discuss what the research could mean for developing, selecting and promoting innovative leaders in your organizations.

As you can see, this interactive workshop will allow for lots of small group work, discussion and debate. 

Come join the discussion on the important topic of leading innovative teams.

Dr. Seitchik is the Director for Research and Assessment for Bates Communications.  Over the past 35 years, he has been both a senior officer and a consultant.  His past positions include being the Director of Program Management for Wharton’s Division of Executive Education from 1988-1997.  His work on leadership development has been cited by The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and the Financial Times, and BusinessWeek named one of his workshops one of the three most innovative programs in the world. His most recent article, "So You Think You Can Innovate” was published this past summer.


Tickets include The Union League Signature buffet.
The Union League
140 South Broad Street
Library Lounge, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 

Ticket Prices for Wharton Alumni and Partner Members:
April Program:  $40.00

Ticket Prices for Guests, Non-Wharton Alumni and Non-Partner Members:
April Program:  $45.00

48 Hours Required for Refunds 



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