The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Class of 1983

RLF Recap: "Leadership, Personal Development, and the Feedback Cycle" with Betsy Winslow '83

On September 24th, the Rockefeller Leadership Fellows welcomed Professor Betsy Winslow ’83 to speak about “Leadership, Personal Development, and the Feedback Cycle.” Professor Winslow has spent a great deal of time in Hanover previously as a student and the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and currently as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Associate Director of the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business. Having received masters and doctoral degrees in education, Professor Winslow currently researches leadership development, leadership theory and organizational behavior. During the session, she dedicated her time in summarizing academic leadership theory and introducing best practices for giving feedback. 

Professor Winslow started the session with an introspective activity: she asked the fellows to describe a time when they had recently demonstrated leadership. The fellows responded with words such as focused, empathetic, proactive, passionate, and trusting. A few fellows also shared personal experiences with leadership.

MLDP Recap: Students Explore Meaning and Significance of Leadership with Betsy Winslow '83

Read a student's account of our most recent session in our Management Leadership and Development program below. For more information, about MLDP, click here.

On Tuesday September 18, Betsy Winslow ’83, Associate Director of the MBA Program at the Tuck School of Business and Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration, graciously lectured as a guest speaker to the students of the Management and Leadership Development Program. The session, entitled “What Makes a Good Leader?” explored the meaning and significance of leadership, as well as the skills required to lead effectively.

PoliTALK to host Dinesh D'Souza '83 for first dinner discussion of Spring 2012 on Tuesday, April 3rd at 7:30 PM

Student Discussion Groups begin again this week. Please visit the Rockefeller Center home page and calendar for more details. This is an announcement from one of our groups.

Dartmouth alum Dinesh D'Souza '83, former editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review, noted Christian apologist, and President of King's College, will be speaking on the moral case for free markets. Come listen to one of Dartmouth's most famous living alumni in Rockefeller's Class of 1930 Room, sponsored by PoliTalk, The Dartmouth Review, and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Refreshments provided.

Tuck School of Business Prof. Betsy Winslow '83 Leads 1st Session of Rocky Leadership Fellows

Betsy Winslow '83 of the Tuck School of Business kicked off the first Rockefeller Leadership Fellows (RLF) session of 2011-2012 with  an interactive lecture on Leadership, Personal Development, and the Feedback Cycle.  The session began with the Fellows sharing a time when they exercised leadership: paying mind to who their followers were, what type of leadership they were using, how well it went, and what they would have done differently. This was followed  by a review of leadership theory, which encompassed directly discussing various  theories and different leadership types. After the review, Winslow then discussed  ways to build the framework for accessing leaders, the importance of situational  management, ways to give and receive feedback, and best practices for providing feedback.

Through role-playing exercises, cold-calling, and direct lecture, Winslow successfully  conveyed to the Fellows the importance of personal excellence, developing  a library of personal yet flexible leadership styles, managing work relationships, and most importantly, how critical the feedback cycle is to both professional and personal success.

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