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Ask Me Anything with Elizabeth Long Lingo

Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:30 pm


Put a new prescription for power to work

Simply exercising control over others—the traditional concept of power— is often not the best strategy. When the path ahead or the very need for change is in dispute, when looking to seize an opportunity rather than put out a fire, when working across silos where claims to authority may be ambiguous, leaders should take a different approach. 

In this Ask Me Anything event, Professor Elizabeth Long Lingo, an expert in innovative leadership, creative enterprise, and negotiations, will share her research on how leaders can more effectively work across silos and boundaries to advance novel solutions, sustainable human-centered change, and entrepreneurial ventures. After an initial presentation, Elizabeth will open up discussion to field questions from the audience about how they can put their power to work.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 6:30 PM ET

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Zoom account is needed to attend this event. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom event URL to attend the event at the time of registration.


About Elizabeth Long Lingo

Elizabeth Long Lingo is an Assistant Professor of Innovative Leadership and Creative Enterprise at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Over the past twenty years, Elizabeth’s research, teaching, and consulting has focused on the question: what enables entrepreneurs, innovative leaders, change makers and creative producers to most effectively advance novel ideas from concept to implementation? Elizabeth is especially interested in the negotiated nature of collective creativity, and how leaders manage ambiguity as they co-create across networks, disciplines, and organizational boundaries. She is also interested in gender and leadership outcomes—and how to best support women across the globe advance novel solutions and change. These questions have motivated her research, innovative project-based teaching, and efforts to advance organizational transformation and policy change to forge more equitable and creatively vibrant organizations, cities, and fields of enterprise. 

Elizabeth’s research has been published in top-tier journals including Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ), Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Harvard Business Review, Poetics, Work and Occupations, and the Chronicle of Higher Education and featured in the New York Times, The Guardian (UK), Forbes, Fortune, and BBC Global news.  She is also Co-PI on two National Science Foundation ADVANCE grants, including the Adaptation grant, “Advancing toward “FULL” Representation of Women in STEM at WPI” and the Partnership grant, “ImPACT: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Information Technology.  As a co-PI on WPI's ADVANCE Adaptation grant from the National Science Foundation (2018-2021), Elizabeth is investigating structural and systemic biases and barriers within Associate-to-Full promotion processes, with a particular interest in the transformative role of department heads. This work has great potential to lessen inequity among the senior ranks of faculty, better align rewards with institutional missions and strengths, and develop a national model for other STEM and project-based academic institutions.

Elizabeth holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Business School and Harvard University, a Masters in Sociology from Harvard University, and a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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