Advances in Generative AI have been lauded by many for its potential benefits and uses; however, many have also pointed to the potential dangers and repercussions of such technology. From issues of copyright infringement to magnification of human biases to social and economic disruptions and beyond, the ethical implications of AI continue to be debated. In developing a more ethical framework for AI, social sciences like psychology provide a foundation for this framework from improving trust and confidence in AI systems, identifying and decreasing biases, measuring the social and economic impacts, and more.
Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Understanding Leader & Follower Responsibilities and Relationships – A Prerequisite to Achieving Team Outcomes
During a typical day, we may be expected to perform various roles such as leader, manager, and follower. In what situations are each of these roles appropriate (or inappropriate)? How does one know what leadership style is effective (or ineffective)? How does one leverage successful leadership and followership? This presentation will address the responsibilities and relationships of leaders, managers, and followers and identify developmental approaches. Topics addressed include:
Elements of Effective Leadership & Followership
Defining and Creating a Positive Leadership Climate
Leadership has been recognized as an integral part of a successful continuous improvement transformation. Leaders are people others follow, and while there is a general understanding of Lean leadership behaviors in private sector organizations, do these same leadership behaviors translate to public sector organizations. The frontline supervisor in a Lean transformation is critical to its success. The role of the frontline supervisor is complex, requiring a balance between the interests of higher levels of management, and the work units they lead. The front-line supervisor is also a key communicator in interpreting and implementing the goals and objectives of the Lean effort. This presentation will explore the key traits necessary for front line supervisors to build successful lean efforts and share the results of in-depth interviews with front-line supervisors from seven commonwealth agencies. Participants will discover the several leadership behaviors that front line supervisors need to exhibit to engage their direct reports in a successful Lean transformation and will takeaway practices that can be implemented right away.
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