Are leaders born or made? Some believe that great leaders are hard-wired with charisma, vision and a natural capacity to lead. Others believe that extraordinary job competence automatically prepares them to be outstanding managers. In many cases, new managers find themselves in roles for which they are unprepared. As a result, they may avoid managing much at all, or continue to do things as they see fit without realizing how they are impacting their team. Research indicates that leadership is indeed a skill that can be learned, and many of us have the potential to become good, or even great leaders.
If you are leading a fast growing organization as a founder, have recently been promoted to a position of leadership, or just want to brush up on your management skills, this workshop will guide you along the initial, critical steps towards transitioning into leadership. In this lunchtime session you will learn how to:
- Delve into the misconceptions that cause new leaders to stumble
- Organize a roadmap for your leadership journey
- Develop trust within your team by assessing your own “trust equation”
The "How to... Workshop" series is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. As with all our events, the "How to... Workshop" is interactive and informal so bring your questions with you!
Kelly Huang | Corporate Learning Facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing read bio»
11:30 AM | Registration Opens, Lunch, and Networking
12:00 PM | Presentation and Q&A
1:00 PM | Program Close
$15 | General Public
$10 | Student/Academic
$25 | At the door
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA
Kelly Huang | Corporate Learning Facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing
Kelly C. Huang brings over 25 years of executive, teaching and management consulting experience to her current role as a Corporate Learning Facilitator at Harvard Business Publishing. Harvard Business Publishing leverages the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and Harvard Business Review authors to provide solutions that are relevant to today’s most pressing business challenges.
Kelly started her career in sales and marketing IBM and Monsanto. Since 2009, she has also designed and delivered marketing and entrepreneurship curriculum for UCSD Extension and CONNECT. More recently she has worked closely with high-technology and biotechnology start-ups in San Diego and Silicon Valley to devise partnerships and product launch strategies.
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JLABS San Diego
JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit jlabs.jnjinnovation.com.