Leadership is evolving from the familiar models based on authority and expertise, and is becoming increasingly shaped by the influence of followers. In this session, we'll review how leading without authority is not only appropriate for situations where the leader lacks direct authority, but is preferred even when you are the boss. Come join us for a fresh perspective and practical advice on effective leadership.
Mel Lester of BizEdge is a management consultant, trainer, and contrarian strategist specializing in helping engineering firms improve business performance and create competitive advantage. He has over 30 years of leadership and consulting experience. His work has encompassed a wide range of issues including leadership development, strategy creation, business development, client service, project delivery, quality management, and employee engagement.
Mel is a popular speaker and writer. His over 300 articles have appeared in many print and online publications. He is the co-author for the ACEC-published book 33 Proven Secrets to Writing Successful Client-Centered Proposals. He resides in Shawsville, VA.