What: 90 minutes Zoom session
When: Monday, 14th of December 2020
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 GMT+2

Strong leadership is regarded as one of the best predictors of organizational success and critical human capital required for career progression in almost every organization. However, leadership is also a highly complex and often misunderstood phenomenon. It‘s hard to define, but we all know good and bad leadership when we see it. The question of what makes a good leader—in other words, what are leadership skills—is widely debated. It is clear that the ability to lead effectively relies on a number of key skills, but also that different leaders have very different characteristics and styles.
In this 90 minute lecture we will see the difference between leadership and management, the importance of understanding others and building empathy and relationships, and gain a better understanding of the different leadership styles you may encounter throughout your career.

This lecture aims to provide the learner knowledge to equip them to become effective leaders, particularly in the business environment but which can be applicable across other sectors; and the tools for developing the skills to implement successful leadership practices. The main pathway to explain what leadership is and how to develop your leadership skills will be this one of sports.

Associate Professor Konstantinos Petridis is the director of the International Relations Office of the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU). He has coordinated more than 20 European Educational and Research projects since 2006. His research field is Laser Physics and he is the coordinator of the Soft & Research Skills Development Course offered within the frame of the MSc degree entitled Electronic Devices & Applications of the Department of Electronic Engineering of the HMU.

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