Paul Leinwand is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, and Global Managing Director, leading the Firm's approach to Capabilities Driven Strategy and Growth for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business (previously Booz & Company where he was a senior partner).
Mr. Leinwand sits on the board of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Goodman Theatre, The Adirondack Mountain Club, and The Genuine Scooter Company, and has served as an advisor to many non profits. Mr. Leinwand has spoken about topics of purpose, identity, strategy at numerous events and forums, and also served on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils.
Mr. Leinwand has a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA Courses
Strategic Decisions: A Guide to Making Winning Choices (STRT-960-5) This course reviews the critical strategic decisions senior leaders must make to secure competitive advantage. We will discuss real-world examples to challenge traditional strategy development and will introduce a practical strategy framework which focuses on the power of capabilities. This framework enables CEOs to develop a differentiated strategy that is grounded in the idea that to thrive organizations must be "great at something," particularly in disruptive environments. Because of its emphasis on capabilities, this approach to strategy leads to effective execution more often than other frameworks.
You will work through many cases to gain perspective on how senior executives from winning companies make their strategic decisions through this lens. You will hear the real stories that provide context to these difficult decisions and get an inside view of how these strategies are executed.