Only in Dreams? The Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Age

Wednesday, September 11, Noon to 1 p.m., Main Building, Room 230

Presenter: John J. Sosik, Ph.D., professor, management and organization, professor-in-charge, Master of Leadership Development

During the late 1990s, the rapid rise of the internet, email, groupware systems, video conferencing, and virtual teams offered ideas on how advanced information technology (AIT) could transform the leadership dynamic. Today, there is a need to re-examine how research and practice have evolved with respect to work on e-leadership and its implications for leading individuals, teams, and organizations through AIT such as Google Glass, social media, crowd sourcing, virtual worlds, and serious gaming.

Join Dr. Sosik as he presents a forthcoming article to be published in The Leadership Quarterly describing how AIT has advanced from email to crowd sourcing, what we know about e-leadership, and what needs to be learned over the next decade and beyond. 

John J. Sosik (Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton) is professor of management and organization and professor-in-charge of the master of leadership development program at Penn State Great Valley. Dr. Sosik is an award-winning internationally-recognized expert on transformational/charismatic leadership, with nearly 100 academic publications, 85 conference presentations, numerous organizational training/consulting engagements, and editorial board responsibilities for The Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, and the Journal of  Behavioral and Applied Management.

Free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the community. Seating is limited; contact Lori Hoyle at  ljh29@psu.edu or call 610-648-3229 to register.