Contemporary Conversations March 31: Stanley Silverman, ‘Why Leadership Matters and Why Many Leaders Fail’

| January 30, 2015

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will host Stanley B. Silverman as the next speaker in the Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World Speaker Series.

Join the community on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in East Academic Building Room 253/262 at 5:30 p.m. as Silverman speaks on “Why Leadership Matters and Why Many Leaders Fail.”

Read more about Silverman in these anecdotes at President Stroble’s Tumblr blog.

Silverman: Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World

Stanley Silverman

About Stanley B. Silverman

Silverman is dean of the Community and Technical College at the University of Akron, Ohio, including the Division of Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

He is a professor of social science and has served in several positions for the University. Prior to being named dean, Silverman was acting chair of the College of Education’s Department of Counseling and the Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education.

A noted expert in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, Silverman has acted as a consultant to companies such as Allstate Insurance, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., B.F. Goodrich, General Motors Corp., General Tire and Rubber Co., Shell Chemical, Walt Disney Co. and Weyerhaeuser Co.

The author of Working Scared: Achieving Success in Trying Times and more than 30 professional articles, he has been interviewed on The Today Show, National Public Radio and the Business Radio Network.

Silverman earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Ohio State University, a master of arts degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, and he did doctoral work in industrial and organizational psychology at The University of Akron.

He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Society, Psi Chi National Honor Society, and the Academy of Management’s Management Education and Training and Personnel/Human Resources Division.

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Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World Series

Also: The following month, save the date for a Contemporary Conversations event with Jim Weddle, managing partner at Edward Jones, who will speak on the morning of Tuesday, April 14.

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