The Psychology of Leadership: How to Do What Great Leaders Do

  • 16 Oct 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club


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The Psychology of Leadership: 
How to Do What Great Leaders Do
Featuring Ted Boyce


Effectively leading and inspiring employees to perform to the best of their abilities requires more than setting expectations, directing, delegating, and enforcing policy. So, if you’ve been doing the same thing over and over and not getting the results you want, attend this presentation for some refreshing insights into human behavior that take into account the entire human being. 

Specifically, this session will explore principles derived from behavioral, cognitive, and social psychology and their application to improving human performance in a business setting.  Through demonstrations, role-plays, interactive exercises, discussion, and industry-specific examples, we will examine how knowledge of human psychology can guide practical adjustments to leaders’ behaviors that will influence employee behaviors, attitudes, and outcomes in desirable ways. 

HR professionals, senior managers, mid-level managers, and front-line supervisors who attend this session will leave with a dynamic understanding of human beings that will change their perspective on being a boss and improve their ability to lead both individuals and groups to achieve the results they are seeking.

Participants will learn:

  • How to reliably use a 3-step model of human behavior to both understand current behavior and motivate behavior change
  • Why and when they should give others the benefit of the doubt and how to do so
  • How to manage peer pressure and turn it to THEIR advantage
  • Why and how their thoughts affect the outcomes they get and how to manage this

    Presenter: THOMAS E. (TED) BOYCE holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology from Virginia Tech and was a professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.  He is currently President and Senior Consultant with the Center for Behavioral Safety, LLC and a faculty member with the American Management Association for whom he developed a signature course entitled The Psychology of Management.  Dr. Boyce has authored dozens of publications, including invited works for Motivated Magazine, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and EHS Today.  With 18 years of experience applying psychology to address business problems, Dr. Boyce has become a trusted advisor to numerous organizations because of his people-centered solutions.  In just the past decade he has shared his practical knowledge with the American Psychological Association, City of Reno, County of Santa Clara, Martin Marietta, NASA, NIOSH, Ralston Purina, Unilever-Best Foods, the University of California Office of the President, U.S. Army, and Zurich North America among many others.  He has also addressed audiences numbering in the tens of thousands as a keynote speaker and corporate trainer. Together, these experiences have allowed Dr. Boyce the honor of full membership in the American Psychological Association, the international Association for Behavior Analysis, and Sigma Xi.

    The New Registration Process

    Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

    • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "credit card" button and continue. ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
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    • If you have questions, email or call Angie Kutlik at 925-484-4087.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

    The Price Includes Your Meal

    • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $35
      (also for Sacramento, Las Vegas & Golden Gate chapter members)
    • Guest / Non Member Rate: $40
    • Student Rate: $30
      (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

    Regular Time, Date and Agenda

    We meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

    • 5:30 pm Networking
    • 6:00 pm Dinner begins
    • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
    • 7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns /
      Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

    Professional opportunities are usually mentioned during the meeting.


    Crow Canyon Country Club
    711 Silver Lake Drive
    Danville, CA 94526

    Directions from 680

    • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
    • Go Left on El Capitan (Tahiti will be on your right)
    • Take the 1st right to enter the Crow Canyon Country Club
    • Tell the Guard you are attending the ASTD Event
      Drive straight the parking entrance is about 100 yards
      ahead on your left.

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