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.
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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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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.
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The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute released their February 2013 Newsletter. The E-Newsletter includes updates, news and also profiles EDRT.
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Mentoring, Coaching, and Developmental Networks: Creating and Sustaining High Quality Connections at Work Workshop
Kathy Kram, Shipley Professor in Management at Boston University School of Management, will be offering a 5 day workshop alongside colleague, Illene Wasserman. The workshop will take place July 22-26, 2013 in Cape Cod, MA. In this workshop participants will reflect on their own experiences while drawing on research and case studies to explore the challenges and opportunities of coaching, mentoring, and developmental networks. Participants will shape professional strategies and come away with action plans for their work with client systems and their own development.
Register before March 1st, 2013 to get discounted rate. For more information click here!
EDRT released the January 2013 edition of the EDRT Newsletter including member news, new research topics, meeting recap, among other interesting and valuable information.
To check out the EDRT Newsletter- January 2013 click here!
Yvonne Tran, a former graduate student at Boston University College of Communication, created a great recap video of the Organizational Behavior Departments experience with the School of Theatre play Henry V in OB221 last month. Yvonne does a wonderful job showing scenes from the public performances of the play at CFA along with clips from the OB221 event, plus excerpts and comments from the outstanding Talk-Back session that the actors and director did with our 400+ OB221 students, where so many great management and leadership lessons emerged.
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EDRT would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Hill Holliday, Millennium, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, & Vistaprint for being recognized among The Boston Globe Top Places to Work for 2012. The Globes Top Places Survey honors employers who care for their most valuable resource: The people who work for them, states The Boston Globe. Each employer was measured according to six factors: Direction, Execution, Connection, My Managers, My Work and My Pay and Benefits. This is Cubist, Hill Holliday & Millennium fifth year on the renowned list.
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Congratulations to Hill Holliday for being among MEDIA Magazine 2012 Agency of the Year Honorees in the Full-Service Agency Media category. This award celebrates the agencies that rose above the rest, the shops that represented the best of class in the media industry.
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Congratulations to Retired Col. Charles D. Allen for being awarded the Madigan Writing Award for 2012.The Madigan Writing Award is given in honor of John J. Madigan III, who was the editor of Parameters(The US Army’s Senior Professional Journal) from March 1993 to January 1999. The award is open to all military and civilian staff and faculty members of the US Army War College and other Carlisle Barracks organizations. All books and articles must deal with a subject taught in the War College curriculum. The Madigan Writing Award is presented for excellence in writing. Each award winner sent in a book, manuscript, or article. The award will be presented to Retired Col. Charles Allen in December 2012.
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