Leading the Agile Organization
This program is suitable for upper and senior-level executives seeking to lead and inspire teams and organizations confidently through hard-to-make choices.
“This program offers a deep dive into the personal attributes, skills, and behaviors that enable strategic leaders to drive results in our dynamic and uncertain world. Recent real-world examples bring the concepts to life.”
Trish GormanThe Program's Faculty Director
Hear from Trish Gorman, the program's faculty director, as she introduces the program.
- Become aware of changes in situations, circumstances, and relationships and be unbiased and clear-sighted about personal and organizational feedback.
“Every leader aiming at becoming successful in an agile environment should equip themselves with the right tools and mindset. This is exactly what you get at Columbia University.”
Diego MacKeeDigital General Manager at DXC.Technology
“A well-structured program with great and clear examples from the instructors. The course is built with various group activities that allow participants to also learn from each other. The diverse participants in the group generated valuable and constructive strategic and operational discussions.”
Atchara JuicharernManaging Director at AcComm & Image International Co., Ltd.
“The powerful combination of Trish Gorman and Rita McGrath provides participants of this program the key tools to improving their leadership. The program structure and the action-oriented break-out sessions with industry-leading peers helps me refine my personal action plan.”
Scott GarwoodSenior Manager at Lockheed Martin
“This program has been extremely useful. It has provided me with a set of tools that I will be able to leverage in my organization and that will increase the probabilities of success in our business transformation.”
Teresa ReyesVice President of Operations at Tigo Colombia - Millicom
Years of Management Experience
Former Director of Global Strategy Learning, McKinsey & Company
Trish Gorman is a strategy expert and consultant who has developed and delivered high-impact learning programs for hundreds of organizations in diverse industries. The common thread across all of Trish’s work is a laser focus on effective and proactive leadership of strategic change. Trish designs corporate and institutional educational programs and is a subject matter expert for selected early-stage investors and entrepreneurs. At Columbia Business School Executive Education, Dr. Gorman is also the co-faculty director of the Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship program as well as faculty director of various custom client programs.
In her teaching, Gorman connects cutting-edge research with management priorities and decisions to build essential future-focused skills – supporting individuals on their journey from the classroom to the team room to the board room. Her strategy and agility frameworks are used around the world and she has published in Deloitte Review, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and similar outlets.
Faculty in Executive Education
Author, Seeing Around Corners and The End of Competitive Advantage
Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth. Her work and ideas help CEO's and senior executives succeed in rapidly changing and volatile environments, and she is valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems. Recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 and winning the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category, McGrath speaks regularly at corporate events, such as the Microsoft CEO Summit and the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. She appears regularly on television and radio and is often cited in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and Businessweek and has published several articles in the Harvard Business Review. McGrath is the co-author of three books in addition to her latest book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press). She has also been named one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter, and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine.
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.
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