Individual Leader Development Resources

Leadership and Character Resources

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Accelerate leader development through an array of tools and resources including 360 Assessments for leader, leadership, and organizational development.

Leadership and Character Resources & Assessments include action-oriented resources to enhance leader development and self-awareness across dimensions using research-based practice.

Honorable represents the quality of character the Center strives to develop in leaders including the ability to lead ethically and exhibit personal strengths. The Center supports the School of Business mission through building learning experiences to develop business leaders who achieve results with integrity.

Leadership and Character 360 Assessments benefit self-development through simple, useful tools including multiple sources of data to enhance self-awareness. Assessment opportunities at multiple life-cycle points aid in identifying themes and in tracking development Feedback at multiple points supports the leader self-development process.

NEW ACLC Leadership Webinars

Creating Strategic Clarity in Your Organization, with ACLC Executive Affiliate Pete Watson

Strategic clarity can help guide an organization in complex and fast changing time. The ability to adapt to new opportunities and environments is essential. Learn more with Pete Watson, ACLC Executive Affiliate

ACLC Ethical Considerations Using AI in Organizations

In this session we explore the ethical AI challenges facing organizations and provide frameworks to effectively navigate these challenges. Join Dr. Sean Hannah, Professor of Management & Tylee Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, and Dr. Patrick Sweeney, Professor of the Practice of Management & Executive Director, Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character for this timely and engaging session.

Leadership with Patti Shields, Executive Vice President, New York & Co.

In this webinar, Patti Shields, Executive Vice President New York & Co. gives leadership insights with focus on the international retail industry including industry trends in marketing, distribution, and supply chain management. Hosted by Patrick Sweeney, Ph.D., Executive Director, Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character.

The Character Edge — Leading and Winning with Integrity

Former West Point Superintendent General Robert Caslen and USMA psychology professor Dr. Michael Matthews discuss character and its application. Drawing on ideas from their recent book, The Character Edge: Leading and Winning with Integrity, positive individual character is explained as the foundation for effective leadership. Moderated by COL (Ret) Patrick Sweeney (West Point Class of 1983), Executive Director of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character.

Student Athlete Leadership Panel

Moderated by Dr. Kenny Herbst, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Program. Alumni Deacon Athlete Panelists converse about leadership lessons learned: Kelly Dostal, Director of Inside Sales, Dell Technologies, Kreg Rotthoff, Sales, Manager, Blackbaud, Amogh Prabhkar, Vice President, Barclays Capital

Dean’s Leadership Panel: A Conversation About Leadership

Engaging leadership discussion moderated by Associate Dean Kenny Herbst. Panelists include: Marybeth Hays (’90, MBA ’94), Board of Visitors, Owner and Principal, Hays Advising LLC, Diana Medina (MBA ’14), VP of Retail Transformation at Inmar, Cody Hoyt (MBA ’14), co-owner, Mrs. Pumpkin’s

NEW ACLC Diversity & Inclusion Webinars

Webinar: Be NICE to Reduce Biases, Prejudice, and Discrimination
In this first webinar, we explore sources that give rise to stereotypes, prejudice, biases, and discrimination. We review how humans perceive each other and biases resulting from this imperfect perception process. Next, we introduce you to Allport’s Contact Hypothesis as a practical tool to reduce stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination including leader actions to apply the Contact Hypothesis to work teams. Hosted by: Patrick Sweeney, PhD, Professor of Practice, Executive Director, Allegacy Center for Leadership & Character, School of Business, and José Villalba, PhD, LCMHC Professor of Counseling, VP for Diversity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Wake Forest University.

Webinar: Engage RIDE to Reduce Biases, Prejudice, and Discrimination

In this second in a series of webinars focused on reducing biases, prejudices, and discrimination in teams and organizations, we explore the RIDE framework (Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) and two powerful approaches individuals can use to enhance their self-awareness and behaviors regarding diversity and inclusion.

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ACLC Diversity and Inclusion Webinars with Tools

Webinar: Tools to Engage RIDE to Reduce Biases, Prejudices, and Discrimination in Teams and Organizations

In this third webinar in the Wake Forest University Leadership Series on Diversity and Inclusion, participants are introduced to three leadership tools to engage Wake Forest University’s RIDE framework to assist in reducing biases, prejudices, and discrimination in teams and organizations. The tools include: a group perception exercise, a framework to engage in challenging conversations to be an active advocate, and a process to establish the context that enables inclusion to flourish. Hosts: Patrick Sweeney, Executive Director of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character, Professor of Practice, School of Business, and José Villalba, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor of Counseling, Chief Diversity Officer, Wake Forest University

Webinar: Tools to Engage RIDE – Part 4

In this fourth in our webinar series focused on reducing biases, prejudices, and discrimination in teams and organizations, we explore the RIDE framework (Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity) and tools individuals can use to enhance their self-awareness and behaviors regarding diversity and inclusion. Hosted by: Patrick Sweeney, PhD, Professor of Practice, Executive Director, Allegacy Center for Leadership & Character, School of Business and José Villalba, PhD, LCMHC Professor of Counseling VP for Diversity & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, Wake Forest University

ACLC Diversity and Inclusion Tools

Group Attitude Mapping Worksheet17Sep20
Advocate Role Play Scenarios 17Sep20
AdvocateRolePlayObserver Feedback Sheet11Aug20

 

ACLC Leadership Webinars with Tools

Webinar: Speak Up or Shut Down with John J. Sumanth, Ph.D.

Join us with Dr. John Sumanth, James Farr Fellow & Associate Professor of Management as he examines leaders’ roles in shaping a psychologically safe climate and discusses tangible steps leaders can take to not only generate more employee voice, but more importantly, higher quality voice.

ACLC Guest Speaker: Billy Prim, Leadership Lessons

Lessons for Life and Leadership: Billy Prim, Executive Chairman of the Board, Primo. In this talk, Billy Prim emphasizes how learning is key. Dream big to be part of something special. In this way, you’ll attract talent and capital. Maintain your authenticity to build trust. Keep a disciplined life with an effective routine and balance. Be resilient, know your core and foundation, and project your confidence to influence others. Click for additional discussion notes: 
Prim- 5 Lessons for Life and Leadership Discussion Notes

Webinar: Crisis is an Opportunity for Change

How Leaders Bring About Adaptive, Positive Change in a Crisis:  In this webinar, we will explore how leaders can view and use a crisis to bring about lasting change.  Leaders will be introduced to a simple process model for organizational change and guided to where to focus their change efforts to reinforce the organization’s culture while enhancing its adaptability. Join us to learn how to turn a crisis into a positive, rejuvenating experience.

Webinar: Leading to Promote Post Adversity Growth

Facilitate your own and your team members’ personal growth while leading through a crisis. We explore the concept of post-adversity growth, the factors that enhance it, and the likely areas people experience growth while working through a crisis. Leader actions and mindsets can facilitate effective crisis leadership while setting the conditions for post-adversity growth.

Webinar: Unboss Your Leadership to Motivate Others

Explore the concept of unbossed leadership style and its links to increased motivation and performance. This session also outlines leader actions to both move your leadership style to be more unbossed and to shape an unbossed team/organization while igniting great motivation in members.

 

ACLC Guest Speaker Classroom Sessions

Guest Speaker Jeff Triplette, ACLC Executive in Residence

Guest Speaker Bailey Stinson, Brand Manager Renfro

Guest Speaker Barbara Dower, Executive Coach and Facilitator (Part 1)

Guest Speaker Barbara Dower, Executive Coach and Facilitator (Part 2)

Guest Speaker Lee Colan, Author, The Five Coaching Habits of Excellent Leaders

Guest Speaker Major General Tracy Thompson

Guest Speaker Katie Wang, Client Development Manager, Inmar

Guest Speaker: Skip Brown, Assistant Athletic Director, Wake Forest University

Guest Speaker: Christopher Colenda, MD

Guest Speaker: John Allison, former CEO and President, Cato Institute

Guest Speaker: Cody Hoyt, Co-Owner, Mrs. Pumpkin’s

Guest Speaker: Melvin Scales, Executive Vice President, Meridian Resources

Guest Speaker: Patricia Shields

Guest Speaker: Andy Backus, Chief Executive Officer, Bahnson (morning session)

Guest Speaker: Andy Backus, Chief Executive Officer, Bahnson (evening session)

Guest Speaker: Billy Prim, Founder, Primo Water

ACLC Leadership Video Series

For an overview of the Equity Theory of Motivation, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Equity Theory of Motivation

For an overview of the Goal Setting Theory of Motivation, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Goal Setting Theory of Motivation

For an overview of the Two Factor Theory of Motivation, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Two Factor Theory of Motivation

For an overview of Self-Determination Theory of Motivation, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Self-Determination Theory of Motivation

For an overview of Transformational Leadership Theory, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Transformational Leadership Theory

For an overview of Servant Leadership Theory, click on the link below:
Video: ACLC Servant Leadership Theory

Leadership Assessments:
Take an Individual or Team Assessment

  1. To request an assessment, email: myerslb@wfu.edu.
  2. Complete the assessment following the link provided.
  3. Download your personalized feedback report via email link.
    For an overview of the Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character Assessment System, click on the link below:
    Video: ACLC Assessment Overview
    For an LCA assessment outbrief, click on the link below:

    Video: ACLC Assessment Self-Outbrief
    For an LCA Peer assessment outbrief, click on the link below:

    Video: ACLC Assessment Peer-Outbrief
    For a TMA assessment outbrief, click on the link below:

    Video: ACLC Assessment TMA Outbrief

Download Individual Development and Action Planning Tools

Developing a Leadership Philosophy Interactive Module

Power and Influence Interactive Module

Emotional Intelligence Interactive Module

Resilience Interactive Module

Developing a Leadership Philosophy Worksheet

Individual Leader-Development-Action-Plan-Worksheet

Guidelines for Furthering Leadership Development

Reflection for Assessment Results Worksheet

Download Team Action Planning Tools

Team Development Action Plan Worksheet

Suggested Reflection Questions for Team Coaching

Download Leading A Diverse and Multi-Generational Workforce Resources

Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce

Diverse Workforce Worksheets

Diverse Workforce Current News

Performance Coaching Tools

Performance Feedback Preparation and Observer Worksheet

Performance Coaching Observation Worksheet