08:30 – 09:30 PST (Vancouver, Los Angeles)11:30 -12:30 EST (Toronto, New York)16:30 – 17:30 GMT (London)17:30 -18:30 CET (Berlin, Paris)Find your local time hereRegistration: The event is free and open to anyone who is interested but you must register to receive the link for attending. Please register hereEvent access: The event will be hosted on Zoom. An access link will be emailed to all registered, prior to the event start.How Global Leaders Advance Organizational Goals: The Power of Downward DeferencePositional power is an integral element to achieve organizational goals. At the same time, there are important limits to formal hierarchy when it comes to advancing organizational goals, for example as leaders seek to penetrate and cultivate non-native markets where they have limited expertise. However, we know little about how global leaders get their work done. The presentation will advance our understanding of global leadership, positional power, and social distance, by drawing on results from a recent study that theorizes about how people with positional power enact downward deference−a practice of lowering oneself to be equal to that of lower power workers. An analysis of 115 top global leaders at a large U.S. company revealed that some leaders enacted downward deference when they recognized that they had less expertise, networks, and influence relative to their local subordinates. This manifested in two ways:
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