Lauber Publishes on Leading Skill-Driven Teams

Posted on 3/12/2014 1:30:13 PM

An article by Erick Lauber (Journalism) titled “The Lights! Camera! Action! Approach to Leadership” is currently the feature article in the publication, Projects@Work. The article argues that leadership training often calls upon military or sports metaphors, but project teams are not about hierarchy or adrenaline-fueled speeches. A more apt analogy can be found in the highly skilled, collaborative environment of filmmaking.

Projects@Work is the online destination for leading-edge approaches and perspectives in program, portfolio, and program management. Its goal is to engage and collaborate with the project management community by bringing fresh thinking and new ideas to the forefront while building bridges to techniques that have stood the test of time.

As a Journalism faculty member, Lauber publishes frequently in magazines and journals on leadership and on personal growth and development. Before becoming a Journalism faculty member, he was an applied psychologist faculty member at the University of Georgia and owner of a training/consulting company. His PhD is in applied psychology from the University of Michigan. As a research associate with the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute, he has conducted leadership training workshops for a broad range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, as well as developed a student leadership academy at IUP.

Lauber is currently faculty advisor for the Leadership Development Living and Learning community at IUP.