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 became a senior partner). In his tenure with the Firm, Mr. Leinwand has held numerous roles, including leading the global corporate and business unit strategy team, the global marketing and knowledge management organizations and the Firm's thought leadership team. Mr Leinwand serves global clients through large scale strategy and transformation efforts. He currently leads the Firm's business at the intersection of consumer and health, working with large consumer organizations and healthcare systems.
Mr. Leinwand has spoken about these topics at numerous events and forums, and also served on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils.
Mr. Leinwand is a Board Director for The Genuine Scooter Company and the Goodman Theatre, and has served as a strategic advisor to many nonprofits. He has an MBA 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.