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Linda Clark Presents Tending the Group Climate: Competition, Toxicity, and Business Outcomes


Oklahoma City, OK
April 25th, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Monthly Chapter Presentation


Tending the Group Climate: Competition, Toxicity, and Business Outcomes

When we peer into the emotional aspects of a group, we find a range of behaviors, moods, attitudes, and actions that can derail the most intricate strategic plan. The ability to forecast a fluid array of personalities and behaviors, is as challenging as Oklahoma meteorology on any given Spring day. Where are the fine lines of competition that creates and nurtures strong group climates, vs. stepping into the toxicity of hypercompetitive environments. As we’ve seen on the news, such approaches can begin with the best of intentions, and end with the group, the department, or the organization in shambles, potentially without a path to recovery. Human Resources can shine in this role with the ability identify the nuances of communication in alignment with organizational objectives, and tempering behaviors that may erode trust, directness, and support, crushing innovation and creativity in organizations.


Meet Our Presenter

Linda Clark

Linda Clark, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CMC, describes herself as Keynote Speaker & Storyteller, HR Leader and OD Consultant, Executive Coach and Author. With nearly twenty years of experience in strategic human resources and organizational development in automotive retail, energy, manufacturing, non-profit segments and more, her reputation includes an operational focus combined with respect and empathy at all levels.  Clark is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma in Mass Communications and Leadership programs, and a contributing program developer and adjunct for Metro Technology Center Downtown Business Campus.

Clark holds a B.S. in Healthcare Business Administration and a Master’s in Human Resources Management.  She is a Certified Master Coach for coaching groups and individuals.  Both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified, she is committed to professional excellence and partners with HR professionals to prepare for certifications exams.  She continues to immerse herself in learning with additional training in coaching and feedback methodologies, organization culture development, and is a self-described leadership nerd. 

Clark currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Human Resources Society and the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management.

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