Pers Dev Series: Be the Boss Everyone Wants


Pers Dev Series: Be the Boss Everyone Wants


Many professionals struggle when it’s time to make the toughest psychological and emotional shift in their professional career – the one from a high-potential individual contributor to leader. In this presentation, you will learn practical, actionable research-based tips and advice from Dr. William Gentry, a leadership researcher, trainer, author, and Director of Career and Professional Development at High Point University. No matter if you are new to leadership or aspire to be a leader one day, Dr. Gentry will help you understand the science, practice, and art of leadership.

Following this program, you will be able to:

  • Define and articulate your personal “script” of success as an individual contributor;
  • Examine variances between serving as a contributor and a leader;
  • Flip the script using evidence-based leadership strategies; and
  • Explore and use a toolkit of activities, exercises, and job aids to support emerging leaders and their development.


William Gentry, Director, Career & Professional Development, High Point University

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