Thursday, October 5, 2017
Major myths and misconceptions abound on the topic of leadership. Despite such enduring misbeliefs, there is more than a century of scientific leadership research. David Day's talk will highlight what we know about leadership from a scientific evidence-based perspective, and which of the persistent leadership myths and misconceptions can now be safely retired.
David Day, professor of psychology and academic director of the Kravis Leadership Insitutute, will make a luncheon presentation during the program celebrating his formal installation as the inaugural Steven L. Eggert ’82 P’15 Professor of Leadership and George R. Roberts Fellow. Before coming to CMC in 2016, Day was a professor of organizational behavior and Woodside Chair in Leadership and Management at the University of Western Australia Business School.
Day is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, International Association of Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has core research interests in the areas of leadership, identity, and leadership development. In 2010 he was awarded the Walter F. Ulmer Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership (USA) for outstanding, career-long contributions to applied leadership research.