Organization Development Network of Western New York

Leader’s Role: Managing Workplace Dynamics. January 2013 Meeting Announcement

Posted in Coaching, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on January 2, 2013

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY

January 2013 Meeting Announcement

Leader’s Role: Managing Workplace Dynamics

Speaker: Linda Snyder

Thursday, January 10

8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)

Canisius Center for Professional Development

  • 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226


Meeting Overview

Often a leader’s success is predicated on their ability to produce results. John Engel, in his article, "Leadership Beliefs That Don’t Make Sense" says that most organizational leaders lack insight on how to help people grow. They are focused on a belief that their role is to "tell people what to do.”

Strange – if the "telling" stopped, what would the followers do?

They would probably learn to think things through and figure things out for themselves.

Leadership is about self-awareness. Knowing one’s self and being aware of behaviors in difficult situations is pivotal. Often this is referred to as "our way of being.” A "way of being" is about "who you are" and how you do things. In the workplace, it shows up in how we work and get things done – our communication, how we develop relationships with others, manage difficult situations AND how we manage ourselves.

Being an effective/extraordinary leader is about Self Leadership – knowing oneself. When we truly know ourselves, we have the capacity to develop a strong personal leadership foundation. Thus a strong foundation and being grounded provides clarity around personal values and purpose. Grounded leaders show up as their true self and are authentic.

Daniel Goleman’s work on Emotional Intelligence indicates a strong correlation with high EI and success in the workplace.

This session will focus primarily on "self-awareness" and connections with tolerations, choices and establishing good boundaries.

The session will feature discussion around topics such as:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Personal Foundation
  • Tolerations vs. Choices
  • Boundaries in the Workplace

The session is designed to be engaging through small group exercises and dialogue and offer
time for personal reflection and self-discovery.

Facilitator Bio

Linda SnyderLinda has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer and consultant in HR and training in banking, non-profit, and healthcare. She is currently an OD Consultant with Univera Healthcare (Excellus Healthcare). Linda has experience with coaching, change management, talent management, team development and leadership/management. She is a Certified Coach through Coach U (Core Essentials and Advanced Coaching) and recently earned The Leadership Circle for 360 profile certification.

Linda is an adjunct faculty member at Medaille College (Amherst Campus). She earned her Master’s from Syracuse University and her Bachelor’s In Business and Psychology from SUNY Buffalo.


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  1. Richard Strusienski said, on January 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm


    Interesting topics! I am new to the group and plan on attending this meeting. For perspective, can you share some information about these meetings generally — how many participants, how frequently do you meet, etc.


    Rick Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 17:22:03 +0000 To:

  2. Michael Cardus said, on January 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you for your comment and interest in the ODN of WNY.
    We meet monthly
    Generally average about 8 people per meeting, and some attract as many as 25. It depends
    We are a rather informal chatty bunch of OD people from organizations and consulting.

  3. […] Often a leader's success is predicated on their ability to produce results. John Engel, in his article, "Leadership Beliefs That Don't Make Sense" says that most organizational leaders lack insight on how to help people grow.  […]

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