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Leadership, Authority & Organizational Life 2014
The purpose of the conference is to enable participants to increase their effectiveness through a deeper understanding of how rational and irrational group processes influence their own capacity to exercise authority and affect the work of individuals, groups, and institutions.
To achieve this purpose, the conference is organized around the task of providing opportunities to learn about the nature of authority and leadership and problems encountered in their exercise.
Relentless change and increasing complexity pose deep challenges for our organizations and institutions. Leaders, managers and practitioners are expected to take roles in new ways, or take new roles altogether, often with the expectation of fostering change. Many feel overwhelmed, discounted or disempowered, yearning to work with creativity and purpose. Among the dilemmas we face are:
Mobilizing organizations and networks around common visions and shared goals while valuing differences.
Creating environments where people take personal responsibility for collective output.
Enabling people to question unhelpful norms and practices through engagement, not withdrawal.
How leadership and authority are exercised play a decisive role in meeting these challenges. They too evolve as organizations evolve, requiring new ways of thinking that shapes our effectiveness as individuals and the ability of our Institutions to fulfil their purposes.