Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Inspirational, demanding, egotistical and
determined are just a few words that employees often use to describe their boss.
But what personality characteristics actually define these types of leaders?
And what lessons can future leaders learn to help motivate employees?
Our upcoming program on Thursday, November 21 at 2 p.m. will bring together three seasoned executives with extensive experience in government, non-profit and private sector management to examine what characteristics make for a good leader, and how to motivate diverse groups of employees in the workplace.
James Nevels, Founder of The Swarthmore Group and Non-Executive Chairman of The Hershey Company Board of Directors, will speak about his extremely diverse career that has spanned nearly every facet of the public and private sector. Nevels is a former head of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and is currently a member of the Board of The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the National Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.
Siobhan Reardon, President of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will offer her perspective as the first female leader of an institution that faced historical challenges. Reardon has overseen substantial expansion of the library's digital resources as well as spearheading the creation of a five-year strategic plan to improve efficiencies, internal communications and customer experience.
Jack Whelan, Delaware County District Attorney, will highlight his public sector experience serving early-on as a trial team leader prosecuting homicide cases, maintaining his own firm, and working toward effective public service. Before being elected District Attorney, Whelan served as two terms as Chairman of Delaware County Council, where he oversaw the county government operations serving the 550,000 residents of Delaware County.