The #1 Personality Trait Every Leader Must Have

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG)

October 3, 2014: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to pick the best candidate for a leadership position!


Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

The corporate world is a highly charged, ever changing crucible. Leaders in it are sorely tested. In the wake of the 2008 economic meltdown, many of us have been asking questions Leslie Pratch has been exploring for years.

Questions such as:

- Is it possible to predict which executives are potential time bombs?
- To tell which young competent investment banker is actually likely a young Warren Buffett?
- To help executives understand how some aspects of their personalities could adversely affect how they work (and to use that knowledge to make themselves much more effective)

Leslie believes that it IS possible to make such predictions, and sha res how she does so in her new book Looks Good on Paper. Central to her approach is a psychological quality called active coping. In this webinar, Leslie will outline how people cope with problems and opportunities. She will show how you can use this perspective to get better at active coping, and to get better at selecting people for leadership positions.


Booth Student $ 5.00
Non-member $ 10.00
UCWBG member No Fee


Register Online

Be sure to provide your email address. Instructions for joining into the webinar will be emailed to registrants the evening of Thursday, October 2nd.

Deadline: 10/2/2014

Speaker Profiles

Leslie S. Pratch (Speaker)
CEO, Author, PhD, Pratch & Company

A clinical psychologist, Leslie Pratch has been evaluating candidates for
leadership positions for more than 15 years. Her Ph.D. dissertation drew on
research she conducted at the University of Chicago Booth. This research
examined if it were possible to predict the emergence of leaders in a
high performing group using a psychological approach she was developing. It
turned out that it was possible. Leslie also got an MBA from the University
of Chicago, after she had begun evaluating executives, to give her better
tools to understand the issues her clients and their candidates face.


Elene Cafasso, '87 
Booth MBA Grad/VP Programs 2 @ UCWBG
630 832-4399