Leadership and Change
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Neslihan Dolgun is pushing both personal and societal boundaries with her entrepreneurial venture, ETHIC Medical Research. Since she graduated in July 2010 from the first Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
certificate program at the Ozyegin University Center for Entrepreneurship in Istanbul, her business has experienced impressive growth. In Turkey, she is one of the few successful women entrepreneurs.
In his new book, The Leader's Checklist
, Wharton management professor Michael Useem
presents a collection of 15 principles that can help leaders navigate successfully through even the most difficult circumstances. Useem, who is director of Wharton's Center for Leadership and Change Management
, talked with Knowledge@Wharton about his book. Also included is a video conversation between Useem and Laurence Golborne, Chilé's mining minister, who is a speaker at this year's Leadership Conference 2011.
As the first and only woman general manager of an NFL team, Susan Tose Spencer has long been accustomed to playing in the big leagues with men. In the 1980s, she was vice president, legal counsel and acting general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles football team, which was owned by her father, Leonard Tose. In this Knowledge@Wharton interview, she discusses her life and her book, Briefcase Essentials: Discover Your 12 Natural Talents for Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Workplace.
That Denise Farinos, CFO of General Motors South America, has a big job is an understatement. She manages the finances of what some executives have described as the U.S. automaker's most valuable asset in terms of growth and return on investment. The jewel in the crown is Brazil, which with nearly 700,000 General Motors vehicles sold last year, trails only the company's U.S. and China operations in unit sales worldwide. Farinos spoke recently to Universia Knowledge@Wharton.
The Middle East and North Africa region has been largely rebounding from the surprisingly sharp tailspin that rocked the oil-rich area during the global 2009 recession. Boosted by higher oil prices, improving capital markets and gradual growth in lending, governments are pursuing aggressive spending plans and courting foreign investment to spur job creation. At the same time, the economic impact of the political turmoil that has swept across the region -- from Libya to Bahrain -- remains highly uncertain.
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