Being a “leader” is not about a position or a title. Leadership is something that you exercise, that you practice, that you do. In fact, the most critical organizational challenges are those that cannot be resolved by dictate from the boss or fixed through technical proficiency. Critical challenges require adaptation, experimentation and change. Critical challenges require leaders from within all areas of the organization to carefully assess and identify the ways that organizational habits, routines, norms, and culture are inhibiting the mission.
This session will be a hands-on effort to identify and grapple with the challenges your organization is facing. Participants will spend time diagnosing their most critical organizational challenges and will be provided with tools and techniques to experiment with solutions rooted in adaptive leadership.
Presented in partnership with UNL Executive Education, College of Business
About the presenter:
Dr. Jake Messersmith
Strategy/Human Capital Management/Adaptive Leadership
Jake is the Executive Director of Graduate Programs and an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining UNL in 2015, Jake taught at the University of Nebraska-Kearney and at George Washington University. He completed his doctoral studies in management at the University of Kansas. Jake also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and worked as a consultant at Accenture prior to pursuing his graduate degree.
Jake’s work has been published in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, and the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Jake is also an Associate Editor at Human Resource Management and serves on several editorial boards within the discipline.