Leadership Programs

In six months, fast-track for the future of business and gain the tools and insights needed for the critical issues and topics of today whose understanding is paramount to future success.

For executives with 10+ years of experience.

In five days, get the skills needed for managerial success including strategy formulation, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision-making, implementing change, and managing culture.

For mid-level executives with fewer than 10 years of experience.

In five days, change how you manage people, organizations, and yourself with a realistic path to more effective leadership and improved performance.

For upper-level executives with ideally 10 years of experience.

Faculty

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Dan Wang

Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Dan-Wang-Columbia-Business-School

Dan Wang

Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Dan Wang is Associate Professor of Business and (by courtesy) Sociology at Columbia Business School, where he is also the incoming Faculty Co-Director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise.  His research examines how social networks drive social and economic transformation through the analysis of global migration, social movements, organizational innovation, and entrepreneurship. He teaches the core MBA Strategy Formulation course, an elective MBA course on Technology Strategy, a PhD seminar on Organizational Theory. He also teaches in several Executive Education programs on Social Networks and Technology Strategy. He earned his BA from Columbia University (Columbia College) and PhD from Stanford University. 

He received the 2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Core and the 2018 Singhvi Prize for Scholarship in the Classroom, Columbia Business School’s top teaching honor conferred by the graduating MBA class.  He was also named to Poets and Quants’ 2018 list of “Best 40 Business School Professors under 40.” In 2021, he received the Robert W. Lear Service Award, given by the graduating class for his commitment to the MBA student body.

Wang’s research lies at the intersection of business and society with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. One of his main research streams focuses on the global migration of high-skilled individuals.  Specifically, Wang studies “reverse brain drain”, or how the return migration of skilled professionals spreads ideas, technologies, and new ventures to different parts of the world.  Another research area focuses on how social protest and activism create an interface between business and society. In this work, Wang has analyzed collaboration networks across social movements to predict innovation, knowledge sharing, strategic choices, and protest scope across activist groups.  Finally, in on-going work on entrepreneurship, he has analyzed the implications of different network structures of venture capital syndication for the innovation output and financial performance of start-ups. 

His work has been published in Administrative Science QuarterlyAcademy of Management JournalAmerican Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Social Forces, Social Networks, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Theory and Society.  He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Strategic Management Journal and Special Issue Editor for Organization Science and has served as a Consulting Editor for The American Journal of Sociology.  He is co-editor of the book series, Elements in the Structural Analysis of Culture, Social Organization, and History with Cambridge University Press.  His work has been cited in The New York TimesBloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR and has been recognized with multiple awards from the Academy of Management. He has also been awarded both the Dissertation (2012) and Junior Faculty Fellowship (2017) from the Kauffman Foundation. He has also contributed to practitioner-oriented publications such as Strategy+Business, and written Op-Eds for CNN.  

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Stephan Meier

James P. Gorman Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

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Stephan Meier

James P. Gorman Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Professor Meier holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich, was previously a senior economist at the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Making at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and taught courses on strategic interactions and economic policy at Harvard University and the University of Zurich.

His research interest is in behavioral strategy. He investigates the impact of psychology and economics on human decision making and its implications for public policy and company strategy. Current research topics include how non-selfish behavior affect organizations or the effect of borrower's decision-making on financial institutions' strategy.

Bob Bontempo

Robert N. Bontempo

Adjunct Professor of Business
Faculty Member, Executive Education

Bob Bontempo

Robert N. Bontempo

Adjunct Professor of Business
Faculty Member, Executive Education

Robert Bontempo is a leading advisor to senior executives worldwide. He advises on the leadership of organizational change and the implementation of business strategy to such companies as Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Glaxo-Welcome, and NASA. Bontempo has advised the US State Department under both democratic and republican administrations, and has worked closely with the UN Population Fund. His observations on leadership have been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, and he has been named by Businessweek magazine as one of the top MBA professors in the U.S.

William Klepper

William Klepper

Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

William Klepper

William Klepper

Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

William Klepper has served as a consultant to numerous corporations including AT&T, Bausch & Lomb, Bell Canada, Chase Manhattan Bank, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu, DuPont, Ericsson, Finmecannica, General Electric, Hertz, Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, SAP, Sony, and Sun Microsystems. He also has consulted for colleges and universities, school districts, and government agencies and served as an advisor to the Wounded Warrior Project. He participates regularly in the New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Forum or the Financial Times / Outstanding Directors Exchange.

Profoundly interested in executive learning, strategic leadership, and corporate governance, Klepper is the creator of the Klepper Leadership Model, first published in Key Account Management and Planning (2002). It was then updated as the Integrated Leadership Model in his recent book, The CEO’s Boss: Tough Love in the Boardroom (2010).

Joel Brockner

Joel Brockner

Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner

Joel Brockner

Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Brockner, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

Return on Learning

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