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Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations
Richard is full-time Associate Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations at Kellogg. He teaches Power in Organizations (MORS 453) and Leadership in Organizations for both the MBA (MORS 430) and Kapnick Center for Business Institutions (BUS INST 303), as well as leading a GIM trip to UK and France on the theme of Leadership and Organizational Change. He contributes to many open enrolment and custom Executive Education programs at the school.
Before moving to the Midwest, Richard has taught at the London Business School (LBS) for 22 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.
Across his time in academia, he has taught core organizational behavior and leadership courses, electives on organizational change, power and politics, and inter-personal dynamics as well as on flagship Executive Education open programs and custom programs for more than 90 Kellogg and LBS global clients in the UK and across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, focusing on leadership, organizational change, culture, power and politics, team dynamics and building resilience.
Richard has also been identified as one of the most entrepreneurial course creators having created two, highly successful electives (‘Paths to Power’ and ‘Inter-Personal Dynamics’); student field trips to UK, France, Peru and Mexico; and the London Core Application Practicum consulting program for technology, media and telecoms, and government, healthcare and the third sector. He has also designed, launched and co-directed two Executive Education open programs, ‘Professional Services: Strategic Client Relationships’ and ‘Leading Change’.
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 consulted with leading companies in 41 countries. His main focus is working with professional and financial services firms, family-owned businesses, technology firms, and creative industries on external projects around more effective client relationships and internal projects around strategy, leadership, culture, resilience, organizational change and succession management.
Use your own real-life challenges as a platform for putting the latest theories and tools for organizational change management into practice. Learn how to build business agility and organizational resilience — the cornerstones of driving ongoing change.
One of the most critical times in a family enterprise’s evolution is moving from the processes, people and structures that proved successful for a controlling owner to those that support a sibling partnership. Engage with faculty from the John L. Ward Center for Family Enterprises for leadership insights on governance architecture and effective decision making to support a vision that will guide multigenerational continuity.
Challenging, often subtle family dynamics, sensitive communications and interlinked governance structures all contribute to the complexity of family offices. Guided by renowned faculty, you will learn to navigate complex family office dynamics to more fully align stakeholders. You will develop skills to plan strategy, promote trust and communication, and address challenging issues around governance and continuity.
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.
Leadership in Organizations (BUS_INST-303-0)
Social science tools for solving organizational problems and influencing individuals, groups, and organizations. Competitive decision making, reward system design, team building, strategic negotiation, political dynamics, corporate culture, and strategic organizational design. Prerequisites: ECON 201-0 and ECON 202-0.