Secrets of the thoroughbred leader…Are you one?

Think back to the best leader you ever had. Did they have a magical quality that made you want to walk on hot coals if they asked? Do you have those same leadership qualities? Oftentimes, we assume that being that “great leader” is out of reach for us because we don’t have that charismatic personality, but that’s not true!

Most of us can dramatically improve our leadership abilities and become the leaders that teams love by rebalancing our task/relationship focus. This presentation explains why the “Thoroughbred Leader” is not only respected but embraced. We will share characteristics that define the “Thoroughbred Leader and explain how their approach differs from other leadership styles. You will learn intervention techniques that leaders can use to manage delicate conflict situations and also learn why it’s critical to establish team charters. You will leave with specific tools and techniques that you can implement immediately to enhance your leadership skills!

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of balancing focus on task and relationship in your personal leadership style.
  • Techniques Thoroughbred Leaders use to communicate delicate information and resolve conflict effectively while preserving critical relationships.
  • The Thoroughbred Leader approach to motivating staff for long term results.

TrackLeadership and strategy
Career LevelFoundation
Date and Time: Wednesday at 10:15–11:15 a.m.

danaPresenter / Dana Brownlee / Georgia, U.S.,
 founded Professionalism Matters in 2003, an Atlanta based corporate training company, after years of working as a business strategy consultant with top IT firms. An energetic and innovative speaker and trainer, Brownlee has thrilled audiences with speaking events in six countries and authored a course taught internationally. She has been interviewed by/published in) CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution,, and others.