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Leading Into the Future: Managing in a Changing World

Tackling Tomorrow’s Challenges Today

Formerly "21st Century Management"

The world is changing faster than ever. New fields – like networks, geographically dispersed work teams, content marketing, and mindfulness – are now critical to leadership. As new ideas emerge at the frontiers of management, leaders seeking to capitalize on these concepts want to know how to lead for the future.

In this program, Kellogg faculty address the leading edge of changes in the world, managerial responses and tools. Participants will examine these fast-paced changes including evolving demographics and emerging technology; explore innovative marketing, talent management, operations and leadership concepts; and ultimately come away with a cutting-edge approach to leadership in today’s organization.
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Upcoming Sessions

  • Apply Online
    December 6-11, 2015
    Fee includes lodging and most meals
  1. Midlevel and senior managers with functional or general management responsibilities
  2. C-level executives with broad strategy responsibilities and an understanding of business or operational needs in a modern environment
  3. Founders and owners of mid-size organizations, particularly those connected with a larger platform player such as  Amazon, Facebook or Google
  1. Learn how to lead with all your resources working in concert
  2. Explore how distributed teams, crowdsourcing and cross-cultural opportunities lead to broader, organization-wide considerations
  3. Understand key issues that arise during organizational transformation
  4. Develop tools for managing challenges, mitigating risk and balancing priorities
  5. Learn new methods for motivating others, engaging teams and leveraging innovation and networks
  6. Benefit from a dynamic, collaborative learning environment led by leading experts from a wide range of disciplines
Leading a Powerful Organization
  1. Best practices in organizational design, finance, strategy, leadership and marketing
  2. Leading with all your resources: human, technical and organizational
  3. Virtual teams, team structure and work motivation
  4. Fostering intrapreneurship

Company and Workplace Culture

  1. Identifying, defining, implementing and maintaining a robust company culture
  2. How to conduct a motivational audit
  3. Attracting and motivating Generation Y

Opportunities in the 21st Century

  1. How digital and social media affect marketing
  2. Addressing cross-cultural issues and building virtual teams
  3. Understanding and enabling networks

Fostering and Leading Innovation

  1. Identifying new opportunities for innovation
  2. The role of open innovation
  3. Innovation that generates economic value and has a positive community impact

Social Business and Shared Value

  1. Valuing social responsibility
  2. Designing partnerships that leverage external assets to fund, develop and execute shared value strategies
  3. Analytics and tools to track the progress and success of strategies

The Mindful Leader

  1. Mindfulness as applied by top executives and global organizations
  2. A variety of practices to increase cognitive agility, decision speed, focus and creativity
  3. Strategies for addressing the complex effects of stress on the minds and bodies of leaders
David S. Friedman - Academic Director; Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education

Susan Hardy - Academic Director; Associate Program Director

Noshir Contractor - Professor of Management & Organizations Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering

Terri Griffith - Professor of Management, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

Jamie Jones - Innovation Advisor, RTI International

Candy Lee - Clinical Professor of Journalism; Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Paul Leonardi - Duca Family Professor of Technology Management, Department of Communication; University of California, Santa Barbara

Alison Niederkorn - Manager, Organization Transformation & People, Leadership Development, BPI Group

Robin Nusslock - Assistant Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences

Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Mohanbir Sawhney - McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology Clinical Professor of Marketing Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

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