Before moving to the Midwest, Richard has taught at the London Business School (LBS) for the past 20 years during which time he has consistently been one of the school’s most highly rated, innovative and award-winning lecturers. He has taught at Columbia Business School for 13 years and at 20 other academic institutions around the world.
He has taught core OB and leadership courses, electives on organizational change, power and politics, and inter-personal dynamics, as well as on all the flagship Exec Ed open programs and custom programs for more than 70 LBS clients. He has also designed, launched and co-directed two new Exec Ed open programs – Leading Change and Professional Services – Strategic Client Relationships. Richard has been identified as one of the most entrepreneurial course creators having created two new, highly popular electives – Paths to Power and Inter-Personal Dynamics; student field trips to Lima, Peru and Mexico City; and the London Core Application Practicum consulting program for technology, media and telecoms and government, healthcare and third sector.
For the past 22 years, Richard has been a Director of the consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Ltd, with offices in the UK and, now, the US. He coaches senior managers; facilitates senior group processes; delivers keynote addresses; runs senior development programs; and works on a diverse set of consulting assignments. His clients are located in a broad range of geographies and industries, and he has lectured and consulted with leading companies in 41 countries.
Richard received his MBA with Distinction from London Business School.
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.