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JLL: The Imperfect Leader

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PMCentral Daylight Time


This seminar explores the main myth of perfectionism: that to lead yourself or others successfully, you must ruthlessly pursue perfection.  As an alternative, healthier means to grow professionally, we will discuss the role of conscientiousness, compassion and empathy through the FACTS approach: 
•    Framing and setting goals
•    Authentically prioritizing goals
•    Compassionately addressing your doubting voice
•    Transforming your relationship with work through a growth mindset 
•    Supporting your imperfect self through intentional relationship-building 
 We will dig deep into the implications of being "imperfect" on your ability to lead yourself and others with vulnerability, including practical strategies for coping with imposter syndrome, low confidence and a proven-performance mindset. 

Dr. Grace Lemmon is an associate professor of management and director of the Doctor of Business Administration program for DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. She researches employee and employer promises and workplace engagement. She is particularly interested in the intersection between work-life balance and employee engagement. She has published her work in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Organizational Dynamics.

This event has been canceled. Please keep your eyes open for future events for JLL employees from DePaul.