Leveraging the Spotlight of Leadership:


Program Highlights

  • Use evocative story telling to emphasize your focus and leave a lasting impression.
  • Model the behavior that gives your organization its unique advantage.
  • Signal and guide priorities with simple “must do” rules and “memorable moments.”
Managers and executives sit in a natural spotlight because of their leadership role. The best leaders harness the spotlight as a powerful tool to get things done – influencing the behavior and decision-making of their staff, even when they are not present.
Professor Conger explains that leadership is gauged more in the small actions of the day than in the big decisions. He illustrates how successful leaders employ specific techniques to lead members of their organizations and guide their decisions. According to Conger, the spotlight also magnifies careless comments or actions, and the best leaders are always conscious of the image they project.
Dr. Conger serves as Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He has written for numerous publications, including Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and authored twelve books, most recently, "The Practice of Leadership." Professor Conger received his BA from Dartmouth College, his MBA from the University of Virginia, and his DBA from the Harvard Business School.

Leveraging the Spotlight of Leadership:

Jay Conger

Professor of Leadership, Claremont McKenna College


54 Minutes



"Excellent array of topics covered. I ordered a Stanford video before and was impressed enough to order 11 more since winning a financial award on my campus."Norman Baldwin

Professor, Political Science
The University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL