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Networks and Leadership

This is a 1-day Friday workshop on networks, leadership, and leadership development. The session covers the latest research and practice at the intersection of these topics and is intended to be of interest to both academics, and practitioners interested in applying network theories and analysis to understand and manage organizations. Participants will improve their ability to convey network concepts and data-based insights to organizational leaders, management stakeholders, and MBA/EMBA students. This program will be conducted by Phil Willburn and Kristin Cullen-Lester who are leading the Center for Creative Leadership’s initiative on using networks to advance the understanding of leadership and to transform the practice of leadership development.

    Recommended Readings
    • Balkundi, P., & Kilduff, M. (2006). The ties that lead: A social network approach to leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 17(4), 419-439.
    • Cullen-Lester, K. L., Woehler, M. L., & Willburn, P. (2016). Network-Based Leadership Development A Guiding Framework and Resources for Management Educators. Journal of Management Education, doi: 1052562915624124.
    • Cullen, K. L., Willburn, P., Chrobot-Mason, D., Palus, C. (2014). Networks: How collective leadership really works. Greensboro: Center for Creative Leadership.
    • Carter, D. R., DeChurch, L. A., Braun, M. T., & Contractor, N. (2015). Social network approaches to leadership: An integrative conceptual review. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100(3), 597-622.
    Steve Borgatti,
    Jun 14, 2016, 9:43 AM