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Meeting 2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Looking through the Kaleidoscope: Discovering Your Path to Leadership
Presentation Title The Many Facets of Effective Leadership: A View from Two Perspectives
Author(s) George Spanos
On-Site Speaker (Planned) George Spanos
Abstract Scope Effective leadership involves learning, implementing, and integrating a variety of different skills and perspectives. Like many other endeavors, striving toward excellence in leadership requires not only a strong enthusiasm for achieving success in this arena, but a willingness to be continually learning and evolving as well. This talk will present various tidbits I have learned about effective leadership, from my own training and experience in leading relatively small teams, as well as from observing some leaders that I’ve had the pleasure of serving under. This topic will be approached from two different sources of input: my 21 year career as a scientist and section head at a national laboratory (the US Naval Research Laboratory), and my last nearly eight years as technical director of a professional society (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society). Some topics that will be considered include: listening, transparency, humor, mentorship, empowerment, and building a team.
Proceedings Inclusion? Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume


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Student Leadership: Igniting the Spark within Yourself and at Your University
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The Art and Science of Leadership: Influence and Disruption
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