Dale J Dwyer, PhD
"Control Freaks and Approval-holics"
- To "uncover" the myth of leader perfection.
- To discover which tendency (control or approval) is more dominant and to learn how each affects trustworthiness and leadership.
- To learn approaches to manage employees with high needs for control and approval.
We all know them: the people who have an opinion on everything or those who don’t express any opinion at all; the leaders who believe they must be in control of every project, or those for whom every decision and every action is a test of their personal self-worth. These are the "Control Freaks" and "Approval-holics" in our organizations. The session delves into the underlying reasons why people often behave in those ways. Suggested approaches for self-development and managing employees' control and approval needs will also be provided.
Dr. Dale J. Dwyer joined The University of Toledo faculty in 1989 and is a Professor of Management and former Chair of the Department of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and both an M.A. and B.A. in Communication from the University of Cincinnati. In 1995, Dr. Dwyer received the "University Outstanding Teaching Award," a distinction conferred only once upon a faculty member, as well as the first UT “Student Impact Award” in 2011. He is the author of the top-selling SHRM-published book, "Got a Minute? The 9 Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn" (2010), as well as "Got A Solution? HR Approaches to 5 Common and Persistent Business Problems" (2014), both with co-author Dr. Sheri A. Caldwell. He is presently working on his third book, "Control Freaks and Approvalholics: The People Who Drive You Crazy at Work."
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