Speaker: Kathy Brockway, Business Professor at the KSU Polytechnic Salina Campus
Summary: Maximizing Team Effectiveness: The Power of Personality
Personality has an impact on job performance, organizational fit, and job satisfaction. Identifying one’s own personality and the personalities of others provides insights into various motivations, actions and communication approaches. Teams that share a mutual understanding of others’ personalities have abilities to communicate, motivate and achieve common goals at the highest performance level.
This fun and interactive workshop will begin with a personality self-assessment, followed by an exploration of personality types ‘at work’, ‘in conversations’, ‘in relationships’, and ‘frustrations’. Discussion will focus on how understanding personalities can be used to maximize working relationships. Workshop participants will create strategies to work with and to supervise diverse personality types.
Anyone interested in fostering understanding of team members, enhancing professional and personal relationships, promoting responsibility and respect among team members, and having fun with self-discovery will want to attend this workshop.
- Gain an awareness of personality types;
- Leverage personality of self and team members to improve team effectiveness;
- Utilize personalities to improve productivity, accountability, and bottom line performance.
Biography: Kathy Brockway is a Professor at Kansas State University, where she teaches courses in accounting, finance, and economics. Prior to joining the faculty in 1994, she gained valuable professional experience as an auditor for Daymon and Associates, a public accounting firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and as an accountant for the St. Mary Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. Kathy graduated with a Master of Accountancy degree (1991) from Kansas State University, where she also earned a B.S. degree in Accounting (1990). She earned her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1991, her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation in 2006 and her Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designation in 2008.
As a KSU faculty member, Brockway is consistently recognized for her exceptional teaching and advising. She has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Kansas State University's top teaching award.
Her scholarly activities extend her passion for teaching by focusing on corporate training and development. She researches, creates, and delivers business acumen workshops nationally to corporate managers and leaders. Brockway specializes in the areas of financial statement analysis, managerial finance, and emotional intelligence.
Kathy Brockway has delivered this topic as a component of an ‘Emotional Intelligence’ workshop in eight Walgreens’ markets. (Houston Texas, Dallas Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Delaware, Michigan, and Wisconsin.) In addition, she has presented this workshop for SHRM, Salina Kansas and SHRM, Emporia, Kansas.
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