Breakfast with Renate Scherrer

Exploring the Dark Side. 

The challenge of being an inspiring leader to progressively diverse, multigenerational and highly educated teams in increasingly virtual, digital and global organisations will relentlessly test the resilience and character of future leaders.

In fact, the increased stress and complexity associated with this will probably leave countless leaders operating from their dark side on a regular basis.

The dark side of leadership is an ongoing pattern of behaviour exhibited by a leader that results in overall negative organisational outcomes based on the interactions between the leader, follower and the environment. Organisational goals, morale and follower satisfaction are thwarted through the abuse of power and self-interest of the leader.

By understanding the dark side of leadership from past failures and empirical evidence, leaders can be an advantageous position to limit the long-term negative outcomes for organisations and their stakeholders.

In an effort to understand and manage the potential manifestation and disastrous impact of toxic leadership, the following will be explored during this discussion.

Dark Leadership:
• What is it?
• Who is at risk of displaying it?
• Where do we typically find it?
• When should we do something about it?
• How to deal with it?

Renate Scherrer is the managing director of JvR Consulting Psychologists. She is a registered clinical psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and holds a PhD in clinical psychology.
Renate has several years of consulting experience in the field of management and leadership across numerous industries. She is passionate about the assessment and development of people. From a clinical perspective, Renate has a specific interest in the topics of leadership derailment, psychopathy in the workplace, toxic leadership, and counterproductive work behaviour
Date: 2 November 2018
Time: 08:30 - 10:30 (registration 08:00)
Venue: Melrose Place Guest House, Melrose
Investment: R490 excl. Vat

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