Unlocking the Leadership Trap of Having “Favourites”

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25 September 2020 at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Online - Melbourne time


The Centre for Global BusinessLeadership and Organisational Effectiveness Research Network at Monash Business School invites you to ‘Unlocking the Leadership Trap of Having “Favourites” webinar.

Join Dr Daejeong Choi, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne as he discusses how to be an effective team leader.

“An effective team leader has the ability to form unique and effective relationships with each team member that recognises each member’s unique needs, skills and competencies,” Dr Choi says.

“But in practice most managers form high-quality relationships with only a subset of team members – often with the most competent or most likeable.  

“How can leaders form differentiated relationships with each of their followers without suffering negative consequences from disgruntled team members?”

This event is part of the 'New Ways of Seeing: Pushing the Boundaries of Leadership and Organisational Research' webinar series.

This webinar has been organised by the Centre for Global Business’ Leadership and Organisational Effectiveness Research Network and will be hosted and moderated by Associate Professor Herman Tse, from the Department of Management at Monash Business School.

Dr Daejeong Choi

Dr Daejeong Choi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. He is a Management and leadership scholar (PhD from the University of Iowa, the United States) as well as an organisational psychologist (PhD from Korea University, South Korea). His research examines how various forms of human capital—personality, values, demographic characteristics—affect an employee’s perceptions, interpretations, attributions, and reactions to their work environment. In particular Dr Choi examines how this affects the development of leadership and social capital, such as interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, reciprocity in the workplace, and how that in turn affects the individual, team dynamics and organisational effectiveness.

His research has been published at top management journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Leadership Quarterly, and Human Resource Management Review. Dr Choi has also provided leadership and team development training courses for the public and the private sectors.

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