Robert Hooijberg, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

Lecture Title: 
Being There Even When You Are Not
Robert Hooijberg, Organizational Behavior, International Institute for Management Development
Winter 2009
Lecture Time: 
Friday, January 23, 2009 (All day)
Lecture Location: 
Room K1310, Ross School of Business
Being There Even When You Are Not Robert Hooijberg Most of the research on leadership has focused on understanding how leaders influence others to follow them through interpersonal skills such as task and people oriented behaviors. These interpersonal skills indeed play a key role in delivering results through people. However, leaders at the strategic apex of large organizations rarely can influence all those who work in their organizations personally. The key question I want to address in this talk is: How then can these leaders deliver results through people? That is, how can they reach the members of their organizations to share their vision and values, engage with them, and persuade them to put forth their best efforts and ideas? How can executives shape their organizations to both deliver their products and services that they have identified as important and deliver the products in the way that the executives want?