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When Near is Far and Far is Near:
Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
March 6, 2010
- How far can a leader be from their followers and retain influence?
- Does 21st century technology actually shrink the distance between leaders and followers, or just fool us into thinking so?
- Is the road to leadership longer for women than for men—and where are the shortcuts?
- What causes the gap between a leader’s actions and how they are perceived?
- Can a vast group with many members hope to function in the same way as an intimate group?
Leadership has changed with greater changes in culture, technology, and the workplace. The 2010 Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology will examine the breadth of these changes and what models might be adopted for effective leader-follower relations. This conference brings together some of the most widely-read scholars in the field of leadership studies. Scholars from three continents will come together in Claremont to discuss the latest psychological research on interpersonal leader-follower relations. Our theme will be distance—physical, interpersonal, and social—and how it can be used for effective organizations, government, and society.
Early registration is now open. Generous collaboration with the Kravis Leadership Institute and the Claremont Leadership Roundtable has allowed us to offer this insightful day of learning and discussion at recession-conscious prices.