Vistaprint Visits OB221

March 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Another success story from OB221! Professor Jack McCarthy had taken the Dublin MBAs out to Vistaprint, an EDRT member company based in Lexington MA, last fall during their trip to Boston. The company has gone from zero to $1 Billion in the past 10 years and it’s incredibly innovative with a strong values-based culture. Their head of Leadership Development, Kristina Brunelle, is a good friend of EDRT who has done a great job at building a very effective leadership development organization to help support and fuel Vistaprint’s growth. Now, in the Spring of 2013, Ms. Brunelle was invited to come and talk to the undergraduates students of OB221 about how all this “OB stuff” really matters. Professor McCarthy and Ms. Brunelle collaborated and wrote a mini case for the class that was sent out to students as a pre-read. Ms. Brunelle brought 3 members of her Leadership Development team to class, including the woman who heads up the leadership work at their huge call center and support operations in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was incredible. Students loved it and the Vistaprint executives loved it.

To check out the Vistaprint Case click here!

State Farm Ranked among “Best Companies for Workforce Development”

March 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized

State Farm Insurance was chosen as a 2013 LearningElite Honoree by Chief Learning officer magazine. LearningElite awards are Chief Learning Officer magazine’s annual recognition of excellence in the learning and development field. Developed under the guidance of a group of chief learning officers and senior L&D practitioners, the LearningElite is a peer-based benchmarking initiative that recognizes excellence using five key L&D performance indicators: learning strategy, learning execution, learning impact, business performance results and leadership commitment. Congratulations to State Farm Insurance!

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Boston University’s Conversations with Ken: John Ryan, CCL

March 13th, 2013 in Uncategorized

Watch Ken Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University School of Management, as he interviews and explores vital issues in leadership with John Ryan, President of the Center for Creative Leadership, former Chancellor of the State University of New York, former Superintendent (President) of the US Naval Academy, and US Navy Vice Admiral (retired). John Ryan was one of our speakers at the EDRT Fall 2010 Meeting, Collaborating in a Dynamic, Globally Connected World, and discussed the topic of Collaboration and Global Leadership: Developing Senior Leaders.

Check out video here!