Leadership and Identity | University of Oxford

Leadership and Identity

Speaker
Herminia Ibarra
Event date
Event time
17:45 - 18:45
Venue
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
OX11HP
Event type
Conferences
Event cost
Free Admission
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

How people take up leadership roles and how followers respond to them are fundamentally questions about who they are - their identity. But, who is that self? What is constant and what changes with experience? In this lecture, Herminia will provide a brief history of leadership thought, challenge current conceptions of 'authentic leadership' and propose that learning to lead is a process of identity transition that requires a degree of playfulness with one's sense of self.