An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Leadership Development On the Fly: 50 Common Sense (But Not Very Common) Ways to Bring Out the Leader in Everyone

Presenters: Scott Allen and Mitchell Kusy

Date: 29 June 2011


Imagine a workplace where:
  • people are engaged in their tasks and their purpose
  • people want to stay and invest in their careers
  • everyone leads with confidence and feels ownership
What if all of this could be accomplished by simply changing how you coach others?

Beyond planning, organizing, and controlling, a manager’s job routinely requires teaching and helping employees make sense of their role in the organization, increase their technical proficiency, and behave in an ethical and trustworthy manner. It also requires motivating peak performance and inspiring a commitment to personal growth. In today’s complex and fast-changing business climate, managers at all levels are our best hope at developing leadership on the fly – each and every day.

Outcome of Attending

  • Several concrete ideas for developing a personalized system of development in their organization
  • A better understanding of leadership development and how a few simple changes in style can lead to big results
  • A clear vision for a new paradigm in developing leaders in any organization, any industry, anywhere in the world.

Speaker Information

Scott J. Allen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management at John Carroll University, where he teaches courses in leadership and management skills. Scott is also the coauthor of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for College Students (Jossey-Bass) and the corresponding suite of resources (Workbook and Facilitation and Activity Guide). In addition, Scott has articles published in the Journal of Leadership Educators, Journal of Leadership Studies, Advances in Developing Human Resources, Leadership Review, The International Leadership Journal, The OD Journal, SAM Advanced Management Journal, and Leadership Excellence. Along with writing and speaking, Scott blogs at, consults, facilitates workshops, and leads retreats across industries.

Dr. Mitchell Kusy is a Fulbright Scholar in international organization development and full professor in the Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change at Antioch University. He was previously head of organization development for HealthPartners and leadership development for American Express. Author of five business books and hundreds of articles, his previous book with co-author Dr. Elizabeth Holloway is Toxic workplace! Managing toxic personalities and their systems of power. He consults nationally and internationally in strategic planning, organization development, and “everyday civility” in healthcare with a focus on how “everyday civility” impacts patient safety, performance, and the bottom line. He received the Minnesota Organization Development Practitioner of the Year Award in 1998. Residing in San Francisco, he may be reached via his website at