Personality and Leadership Styles: Understand Our Differences to Effectively Manage Your Talent

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition

Are you tired of all the personality nonsense that comes with managing talent? This session will share how to use the DiSC Leadership Model to better understand candidates during the interview process, and how to work with current employees to keep them engaged and focused. You'll learn how to train your managers so they can work more effectively with employees who have communication and leadership styles that differ from theirs, increasing productivity and retention. And yes, you CAN change what's not working.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:25am to 11:43am

Alan Cabelly

Cabelly, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP

Alan Cabelly, Professor Emeritus at Portland State University, has taught and advised its award winning HRM program and SHRM students since 1980. He recently received two significant honors:  students, alumni, and corporate leaders secretly raised funds to name a room after him in the new Karl Miller Center at PSU; the SHRM Foundation awarded him its First Annual Chapter Advisor Impact Award for his work with thousands of students in the last four decades.

Prof. Cabelly is founder and Executive Director of the Portland Leadership Institute (, which focuses on Leadership Excellence in the 21st century.  He uses the DiSC© system and other contemporary techniques for Executive and Leadership Coaching, and speaks widely on topics such as InterGenerational Effectiveness in the Workplace; Strategic Negotiations; and Corporate Leadership and Teambuilding. His personal mission is to help individuals increase their leadership skills and improve the functioning of their work teams.  He helps people find passion in their work life, leading to greater individual engagement and satisfaction, and increased organization productivity.

Prof. Cabelly was founding Chapter Advisor of the PSU Chapter of SHRM, which has won 36 consecutive Superior Merit Awards from SHRM and numerous student competitions. He was President of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association in 2000, Director of OregonSHRM in 2009, and currently serves on several local and regional SHRM Boards.

Smart Stage - Delta Lobby BCD
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Relationship Management
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