Leading effectively from day one

LeadershipWeek

Today marks the start of “Leadership Week” at Kellogg, sponsored by the school’s Business Leadership Club. The theme of the week is “Leading effectively from day one.”

Leadership Week will feature a collection of nine speaker events on campus. The complete schedule can be found below, and video of the events will be available afterward.

Also, keep an eye on the hashtag #KelloggLeads on Twitter all week for lessons and advice about becoming a better leader.

Monday, May 11

SPEAKERS: Marc Malnati, CEO of Lou Malnati’s and Mark Agnew, President
EVENT TITLE: Leading with a Relational Model
DESCRIPTION: Malnati’s is recognized as a top workplace by the Chicago Tribune, and they have a passion for leading the company with a “relational model.” Marc and Mark will share how this model and management style has created a unique culture at their company.
TIME: 12:15 p.m.
SPEAKER: Ben Hernandez, Founder/CEO of Numat
Co-Sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Club
EVENT TITLE: An Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Challenges & Strategies for Board, Investor and People Management
DESCRIPTION: This fireside chat with Ben Hernandez will provide guests with a unique look at the entrepreneurs perspective on leadership. Hernandez founded a company during his time at Kellogg and has dealt with the challenges and strategies for managing boards, investors and people directly after graduating from Kellogg.
TIME: 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12

SPEAKER: Professor Jon Maner
Co-Sponsored by the General Management Club
EVENT TITLE: Prestige v. Dominance: Avoiding Career Self-Sabatoge
DESCRIPTION: Professor Maner will discuss balancing leadership traits of prestige and dominance. Effective leaders such as Steve Jobs (dominance) and Warren Buffet (prestige) have used these traits to lead their respective organizations. Learn what naturally comes to you and how to adjust your leadership to effectively lead your team to ensure that you are not sabotaging your own career.
TIME: 12:15 p.m.SPEAKER: Paul Corona, clinical asst. professor of leadership & director of MBA leadership development
EVENT TITLE: Giving and Receiving Feedback
DESCRIPTION: This will be a highly interactive and engaging workshop with Paul Corona, clinical assistant professor of leadership and director of MBA leadership development. Corona will offer insights based on his 30-year career in management and coaching to help set you up for success in your summer internships and full-time jobs. Share your experiences and hear what the experts have to say about the “do’s and don’ts” for effective feedback. Be ready to contribute and role-play; you’ll have an opportunity to practice what you’ve learned and improve your feedback skills real-time!

TIME: 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13

SPEAKER: Hon. Brad Carson, Acting Undersecretary of the Army (US) and the Acting Deputy of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
Co-Sponsored by the Kellogg Veterans Association
EVENT TITLE: Leadership Lessons from the Pentagon
DESCRIPTION: Brad Carson, the recently-appointed acting Deputy Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, will be on campus to share his unique perspective on effective leadership based on his years of experience with the U.S. Army and in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Honorable Mr. Carson’s speech will focus on developing large-scale strategies and policies.
TIME: 12:15 p.m.

SPEAKER: Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.
EVENT TITLE: Sparking Culture and Igniting a Brand
DESCRIPTION: As CEO, Paul Brown is overseeing a revitalization effort of the Arby’s brand. In his presentation, Brown will discuss his strategy of cultural reinvigoration and how the brand has clarified vision, purpose and strategy to outperform the industry. Prior to Arby’s, Mr. Brown was the President of Brands at Hilton Worldwide, President of Expedia.com, Partner at McKinsey — where he lead the firms global hospitality practice — and Manager at BCG. He is a Kellogg alumnus.
TIME: 5:15PM

Thursday, May 14

SPEAKER: Professor Carter Cast
EVENT TITLE: A Conversation on Personal Leadership
DESCRIPTION: Professor Carter Cast’s fireside chat will feature a discussion on leadership in a variety of business settings based on his own experiences at large companies, startups, and now at a venture capital.
TIME: 12:15 p.m.
SPEAKERS: Dean Sally Blount & Professor Harry Kraemer
EVENT TITLE: A Conversation on Values-Based Leadership
DESCRIPTION: Be among the first to hear about the contents of Professor Harry Kraemer’s new book! Dean Sally Blount will conduct this interview with Professor Kraemer in what will be a very interactive session.
TIME: 5:15 p.m.

Friday, May 15

SPEAKER: Betsy Ziegler, associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students
EVENT TITLE: Influence Tactics Workshop
DESCRIPTION: Interested in learning how to adjust your influence style to different situations or for different people? The ability to gain buy-in from peers across an organization and to “manage up” with your company’s leadership is an essential skill in today’s world. Come join this interactive workshop on how to effectively develop and leverage your ability to influence. Learn from Dean Ziegler about her approach to influence tactics and hear examples from her experience.
TIME: 12:15 p.m.

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