Central Colorado Humanists’ Sunday Science Program
May 6, 2018 - 10 AM – 12 Noon
Salida SteamPlant Ballroom - 220 W. Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201
Topic: THE SCIENCE OF LEADERSHIP: WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT IT TAKES
Speaker: Psychologist Harry Brull
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist Harry Brull will examine leadership from a variety of social science perspectives – anthropology, sociology, and psychology at the Central Colorado Humanists’ Sunday Science program on May 6, 2018. The program will be held from 10AM – 12 Noon at the Salida SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave, Salida, CO. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. The program is free and open to the public. It is part of the Humanists’ Sunday Science series, held the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. Light refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.
Starting with the evolutionary basis for leadership, Mr. Brull will document the historical inquiry regarding what constitutes effective leadership and the basis for current thinking on the subject. He will present a model of effective leadership performance and explore the various building blocks for intelligence and personality as well as the contributions of genetics and experience. The prevalence of dysfunctional leadership and common causes of executive derailment will also be addressed. In addition, the concept and critical need of institutions for leadership development will be explored with particular attention to the challenges faced by different levels of responsibility and how successful organizations develop leadership talent. He will present research findings from a variety of studies including 360° feedback, Gallup Polls, the differences between supervisors, managers, and executives, and a comprehensive study of US Presidents’ personality and effectiveness.
Harry Brull has spent the last 40 years designing talent management processes and assessing the capabilities of leaders for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. As Senior Vice President, Public Sector Services of Personnel Decisions International (Now Korn Ferry), he was responsible for all services to government agencies. He has also taught I/O Psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and master’s from the State University of New York. He pursued doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. He has been a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on a variety of topics related to employee selection and development.