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Professor emeritus co-authors article for Leader to Leader

David Noer was the lead author on a feature story in the quarterly journal that examined career-limiting leadership tendencies.

Professor Emeritus David Noer co-authored a feature article in the most recent edition of Leader to Leader, a quarterly journal focused on leadership issues in the workplace.

"Top 10 Career-Limiting Leadership Behaviors," which Noer developed with Bill Sternbergh, offers advice for emerging leaders on behaviors and attitudes to avoid in their new roles. The article was based on both men's experience working with more than 35,000 leaders in programs and coaching relationships over the course of their careers.

The article suggests proactive measures to avoid negative tendencies. For instance:

  • View leadership as a "performing art" and don't underestimate the effects of your behavior on others;
  • Manage time to achieve a healthy and balanced life between work and family;
  • Don't assume that other people can "read your mind" and take the time to explain your thoughts and ideas.

Noer is an author, researcher, speaker and consultant who retired from the university in 2010. An honorary senior fellow of the Center for Creative Leaderships, he authored the best-selling book "Healing The Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations."

Eric Townsend,
4/4/2014 10:40 AM