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
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.