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May 14, 2009
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Rensselaer Professor and Renowned Mediator and Author to Present Lecture on “Leading in Crisis: Motivating in Turbulent Times”

EVENT: Robert R. Albright II, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will present a lecture on leadership during these tough economic times entitled, “Leading in Crisis: Motivating in Turbulent Times.”

DATE: Friday, May 29, 2009

TIME: 7:30 - 9 a.m. (presentation 8-9 a.m.)

LOCATION: Rensselaer Hartford Campus, 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut

ADMISSION: $15 includes continental breakfast during the networking session from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Please register to reserve a seat in Seminar Hall.

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: FREE parking is available on site. For directions to the campus, please see: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/directions.html.

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: Additional information and online registration is available at: www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/forms/outreach/breakfast.html.

ABOUT THE LECTURE: Dr. Albright, author of the book, The Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace, will lead this insightful and timely presentation. He will discuss how action, communication, humor, and attitude contribute to effective, inspiring leadership. Learn how you can successfully lead your team or organization through this tough recession and emerge united, focused, and ready for new challenges. Leadership is never more important than it is during difficult times. Leaders must pay close attention to:
• The nature of the messages being communicated to the workforce.
• Inspiring a focus on short-term goals, and communicating to the workforce that they have the ability to achieve success.
• The strategic use of “humor” which can also play an important role in maintaining the organizational stamina needed to persevere during hard times.
• Their words and actions which can inspire the essential “teamwork” that prevents organizations from disintegrating when events disrupt team cohesiveness and purpose.

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