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What Type Of Leader Are You?

Leadership style refers to a leader’s methods, characteristics, and behaviors when directing, motivating, and managing their team. In 1939, Kurt Lewin identified three basic leadership styles: Autocratic, Democratic, and Laissez-Faire. When we dig into each leadership style, we will see they all have pros and cons. Autocratic leadership (authoritarian) is when a single leader has …

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Women in Optics timeline

Women In Optics

March is Women’s History Month — what would be a better way to honor and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of the women in our field than by highlighting a few of their stories. Let’s celebrate the influence of women in optics and look forward to how females will shape the future of our industry. The …

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Finding Our Superpower

In her OnStage Leadership program and Brave Leadership book, Kimberly Davis, challenges you to find your Super Objective. The OWA members who participated in the program—Dr. Beverly Bianes, Kristin Calimlim, Kristen Hopper, Courtney Myers and JaMarie Pfaff—we call it finding our superpower. We discovered that our superpower is something we have innate in us, it’s …

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OWA 2022 Committee Outlook

2022 OWA Committee Outlook

To assist in renewing connections, making new connections, and personal growth we asked each committee for a summary of what they are planning for 2022. One of the easiest and best ways to get more out of your OWA membership is to join a committee! Volunteering with a committee will help you grow your network …

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