Alumni and Friends,
efforts throughout the Kellogg School community have earned
Kellogg a perennial rank in the top echelon of management
leaders. Our alumni, faculty, students, staff and corporate
partners have all played an important role in our success
over the years. Today, our challenge is to build on these
leveraging Kellogg School strengths to accent leadership in
ways that can transform the business world. Kellogg has always
been recognized for its innovation in such areas as teamwork,
research-based faculty and marketing mastery that results
in strategic advantages.
continues its journey as an innovation leader by developing
initiatives that harness the synergies among team
leadership, thought leadership and
of these areas contributes to a powerful dynamic not only
at the Kellogg School, but in the larger business world as
well. We believe that Kellogg best serves its students, alumni,
faculty and friends by ensuring that the learnings taking
root here in the classroom grow to flower in the world outside.
certain our leadership curriculum thrives, we are providing
students with an excellent environment in which to learn team
leadership skills. Through workshops, conferences and intensive
collaborative classroom experiences, Kellogg students distinguish
themselves from their peers as truly unique.
Kellogg School thought leadership, we continue to provide
our faculty with all the resources necessary for their teaching
and research to remain unparalleled. Scholarship must remain
the cornerstone of our success.
have worked to build a community of scholars whose knowledge
products demonstrate both rigor and relevance. We understand
that “theory” divorced from “practice”
may provide interesting insights, but insights that can be
ill-suited for real-world applications. And “practice”
without theoretical frameworks is like a rudderless ship.
we are encouraging powerful collaborations between our faculty
and students. Such partnerships have long formed the basis
of the Kellogg culture, but now we are pursuing initiatives
that allow students to become co-creators of knowledge.
the Kellogg School’s impact in the corporate world,
we have redoubled our efforts to create partnerships with
top companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Motorola and International
Paper. We also are exploring new roles for Kellogg collaboration
in top government agencies. In all these efforts, we employ
our marketing leadership insights to help our partners become
the very best.
continue building strengths into our top-ranked Executive
Education Program. Alongside our established courses, we have
added important new offerings, such as Creating the Market-Focused
Organization, Driving Strategic Results Through IT Portfolio
Management, and Strategies for Improving Directors’
Effectiveness. Kellogg is exporting the Executive Education
experience to London, Paris, Zurich and Frankfurt in May and
September of this year. I am co-teaching these sessions and
hope to see some of you there.
you to remain connected with the developments at the Kellogg
School. Our participation, together, ensures that Kellogg
remains a place where scholarship and friendship flourish.
issue of Kellogg World represents one indication
of the strength of the Kellogg School alumni network. At 120
pages, including 80 pages of class and club news, it is the
largest magazine we have ever produced, and it would not have
been possible without your enthusiastic participation.