Integrating Affective Decision-Making Competence Into Leadership Development

International Personnel Assessment Council Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 19, 2015

Managers are expected to be leaders. Every day they make decisions that impact their teams, their organizations, and society. How can organizations assess and develop managers to improve their ability to make effective decisions? This workshop will present a research-based framework that links affect (emotions and moods) and personality with the decision-making competence and performance of managers. It will demonstrate ways to use this framework in a practical manner to develop managers as leaders.

Participants in this workshop will be given the opportunity to take an Affective Processing Profile (APP) assessment. Participants who choose to complete the assessment will receive complimentary personalized professional development reports. The assessment will provide a hands-on example of how to use this information to conduct follow-up leadership development conversations with managers.

How Understanding Personality Supports Effective Management

Not-for-Profit Leadership Summit, Tarrytown, NY, May 6, 2013

Personality patterns influence communication and dynamics in teams. “Drivers,” “collaborators,” “organizers,” and “visionaries” communicate differently and bring different dynamics to teams. Drivers want to make the goal quickly and like to win. Collaborators are engaging and keep things fun. Organizers work in an orderly manner, assume accountability, and listen well. Visionaries focus on the future and get to the essence. Knowing and managing personality patterns reduces conflicts, increases productivity, and improves teamwork. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to:

  • Identify their own personality patterns
  • Gain insight into how each personality pattern impact others and teams
  • Learn how to read others’ patterns
  • Explore ways to communicate best to others according to their personality patterns

Board and Staff Development: Practical Tools for Making Good Selection Decisions

Association of Development Officers, White Plains, NY, March 13, 2013

Magda du Preez explains how to choose the right people to work with for successful resource development.  This workshop will provide you with a framework and practical tools for selecting the right people, given the context in which you operate. Attendees will learn:

  • How to understand the context in which you operate, and what constitutes “fit” for succeeding in that context
  • Tools and exercises that can help you select the right people to work with you
  • How to bringing out the best performance in people once they are on board