Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
11:45 am to 1:45 pm
Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level

Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet's leader-leader model breaks with the old school of thinking that humanity has carried since the advent of farming; that there are leaders and there are followers. According to that model large portions of humanity are relegated to following. This saps energy, initiative, and curiosity - our most valuable contributions.This is no longer the most effective model for human interaction. As work becomes more cognitive and less physical our ideas of leadership need to evolve. Leader-leader champions the collaboration of equals. It moves organizations into a new evolutionary model that increases effectiveness AND fosters additional leaders within the organization. After implementing his approach on the USS Santa Fe, not only did the ship go from worst to first within 2 years but created a highly disproportionate number of subsequent leaders.

This revolutionary approach rests on the following pillars: Control. Give control, do not take control; Competence. Create technical competence in the workplace; Clarity. Be honest, public, and clear about the organization's goals; Courage. Resist the urge to follow cultural stereotypes of the in charge leader.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Friday, December 5, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Powerful and Effective Leadership

Leadership is vital in the academic setting. Being a faculty member requires a sense of leadership whether it is inside the classroom, in your own research, or collaborating with other faculty members. In this workshop you will learn about communication styles, empathy, stress, how to motivate others and much more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.