Webinar Series - Part 2
Can Leadership Be Learned or Are You Born With It?
- Comparing military leadership traits with those of business leadership
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Webinar will be conducted via Zoom. Detail information will be emailed to you upon registration.
The good news is studies indicate leadership tends to be only 30 per cent genetic. A University of Illinois study defined leadership as “An individual influencing group of people toward a common goal”. With that definition in mind, new leaders were encouraged to focus on their interactions, relationships, and communication, such that their impact actually moved their teams toward the common goal. This is where the intersection of servant leadership in the military and business leadership can be a potent mix. Tom Kolditz, former chairman of the Dept of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point and is currently, director of the Leadership Development Program at the Yale School of Management has this to say about the best leadership – “whether in peacetime or war (best leadership) is borne as a conscientious obligation to serve. In many business environs it is difficult to inculcate a value set that makes leaders servants to their followers. In contrast, leaders who have operated in the crucibles common to military and other dangerous public service occupations tend to hold such values. Tie selflessness with the adaptive capacity, innovation, and flexibility demanded by dangerous contexts, and one can see the value of military leadership as a model for leaders in the private sector.
As a leader or aspiring leader, ask yourself three basic questions:
What qualities do good leaders possess?
Do I have these qualities?
How can I acquire or improve the leadership qualities I lack?
The University of Illinois study revealed that the important factor for success leadership is one’s “Willingness” to lead and how motivated you are to acquire and develop the necessary leadership skills.
So, are you “Ready, and Willing”? Join us for a session with Kenneth Wong and Brigadier General James P. Wong to learn about how you can be a highly performing leader in your organization.
Ken Wong is a principal in NavPac Advisors, LLC which assists U.S. entities in developing strategies and building working relationships in China. He is the President of CIG Asia, Ltd., a national property and casualty insurance brokerage firm. Mr. Wong has been appointed to numerous leadership and advisory positions at the state and federal levels and is currently a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Army.
Brigadier General James P. Wong
Prior to Brigadier General James P Wong retirement on February 2018, he was assigned as the U.S. ARMY SOUTH Deputy Commanding General - Operations, Army National Guard (ARNG) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. As the Deputy Commanding General, he served as the General Officer responsible for providing oversight and integration of all operational functions within Army South.