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International HRM Webinar #7

  • 1.  International HRM Webinar #7

    Posted 03-31-2021 02:42

    *** Apologies for cross-postings***

    Dear colleagues,

    Join us for our next IHRM Virtual Webinar that will take place on April 8  when our presenter Zeynep Aycan (Koç University, Turkey), will speak about What is wrong with ″Leader Emergence″? The emergence-effectiveness gap and the role of agency.

    Event Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Global Start Times:
    08:30 - 09:30 PST (Vancouver, Los Angeles)
    11:30 - 12:30 EST (Toronto, New York)
    16:30 - 17:30 BST London
    17:30 - 18:30 CEST Berlin, Paris
    18:30 - 19:30 TRT Istanbul
    23:30-00:30 CST Beijing

    Find your local time here

    Registration: The event is free and open to anyone who is interested but you must register to receive the link for attending. Please register here < IHRM #7 - What is wrong with "Leader Emergence"?>

    Event access: The event will be hosted on Zoom. An access link will be emailed to all registered 24 hours, and 1 hour, prior to the event start.

    Leader emergence studied in leaderless groups experiments comprised largely of unacquainted individuals in informal group settings; while correlational studies of leader emergence focus on predicting leadership role occupancy. Despite the long scientific tradition attempting to understand leader emergence via different research strategies, two issues have largely been overlooked:

    • the gap between leader emergence and leader effectiveness
    • the agency of individuals to become leaders

    There appears to be little overlap between repertoires of leader emergence and leader competence. While leader emergence largely depends on factors such as good political skills, motivation, charisma, low agreeableness, effective leadership requires competence, team building and communication, humility, and strong interpersonal skills. The recognition of this gap raises concerns about the strategies to identify effective leaders. Growing evidence suggests that leadership is no longer a desired career paths for all employees: ″Talented employees − who are, by all accounts, successful individual contributors − are not willing to step up into managerial positions and claim leadership″ (Epitropaki, 2018, p. 89). The resulting shrinkage in the talent pool may compel organizations to appoint wrong people for leadership, missing out on the right candidates who may shy away from these positions (see, Lanaj & Hollenbeck, 2015).

    This presentation will focus on the agency of an individual to become a leader by drawing on two concepts:

    • Motivation to lead (MTL - Chan & Drasgow, 2001)
    • Worries about leadership (WAL - Aycan & Shelia, 2019)
    The newly-developed construct of WAL has been validated in various studies using lab experiments, field studies and psychophysiological methodologies. This presentation will also include cross-cultural differences in WAL and MTL using employee data from eight countries: US, Germany, France, Finland, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, and China. The findings of this new line of research have implications for HR professionals charged with the mission of identifying and developing talent globally in the path to leadership in organizations

    About the Speaker

    Zeynep Aycan, Professor, Koç Holding Chair of Management and Strategy, Koc University, Sariyer, Istanbul, Turkey

    Professor Zeynep Aycan is the Koc Holding Chair of Management and Strategy with a dual appointment in the Department of Psychology and Faculty of Management at Koç University (Turkey). She is the founder and academic director of the Leadership Lab at Koç University. She received her Ph.D. from Queen's University, Kingston and conducted post-doctoral research at McGill University. Dr. Aycan visited Harvard University, Aston University (UK), Oxford European School of Management (UK), Bordeaux University (France), Tartu School of Management (Estonia), and Renmin University of China.

    Dr. Aycan's work has been recognized by numerous awards, including the TUBITAK Science Award (highest science award in Turkey), American Psychological Association Ursula Gielens Book Award, Academy of Management Caroline Dexter Award, World Economic Forum Outstanding Young Scientist Award, Best Book Award in Management and Leadership, Chartered Management Institute (CMI). She has published in journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Annual Review of Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, and Human Relations.

    She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, Simon Fraser University. She is also the Elected Fellow of Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

    This session will be moderated by Mila Lazarova, Canada Research Chair, Director of the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy, and an Associate Professor of International Business at the SFU Beedie School of Business

    About the Series
    This event is part of an IHRM Webinar Series, organized by the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy at Simon Fraser University (Canada), the Penn State Center for International Human Resource Studies (USA), and ESCP Business School (Europe).

    Previous installments of the IHRM Webinar Series are available online on our mbl@sfu.ca&url=https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI3uDE804yRCetx-NC9OWrw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">YouTube Channel  <https://bit.ly/3kDlHFf>

    Mila Lazarova
    Simon Fraser University
    Vancouver BC
    (778) 782-7709