Leader Derailment: Personality is Not Destiny

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Event Date
Start At : Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 5:30pm
End At : Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:30pm

Leader Derailment: Personality is Not Destiny


Catherine L. Murensky, Ph.D.


PM Tools is always free of charge, and registration is not required.


Every third Tuesday of each month, at 5:30,
Immediately before the Tysons Corner Dinner meeting.


Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner
8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA

About the Program

The high rate of leader derailment is cause for concern, especially as large numbers of less experienced individuals begin to move into leadership roles vacated by retiring Baby Boomers. What are the behaviors that may lead to derailment? Derailment is seldom the result of just one behavior but the cumulative effect of several that typically play out over time.

However, your personality does not have to drive your destiny - improvement starts with coming to terms with one’s own strengths and weaknesses that are not so easy to disentangle. Your strengths can easily become weaknesses and lead to unsuccessful career outcomes.

This presentation will cover the key competencies that can stall or derail a career as well as some strategies to overcome and minimize their impact. We will also discuss learning strategies that you may consider to further your own growth as a leader.

About the Speaker

Cathie L. Murensky Ph.D.

Cathie is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist with expertise in leadership and organization development, learning and talent management as both an external consultant and an internal practitioner. Her consulting expertise is an integration of her experience in private and public sectors working with diverse individuals, teams and organizations.

Cathie has previously held Director roles in Learning and Leadership Development. In that capacity she has built and managed Organization and Leadership Development functions as well as broader Learning and Development teams that included Training. She has also spent several years as a Human Capital consultant with the HayGroup. Her consulting experience spans engagements that include the development of competency models, full life-cycle leadership development programs that include immersion/on-boarding, high-potential development and succession planning as well as Organization Development. Cathie’s Doctoral Dissertation on Emotional Intelligence is cited as #3 most purchased of all time across all disciplines.


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