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Global organizations operating in the contemporary business landscape need to tightly link financial rigor and strategic insight. Increasingly, senior financial executives are playing influential roles in strategy development and implementation, working closely with the CEO and the board to creatively assess and design growth opportunities. The question is: Are CFOs prepared to move beyond the number-crunching function to act and lead in this capacity? Wharton's Jason Wingard and John Percival discuss this and other issues.
From: June 06, 2013
January can be a good time to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. Whether you want to become a better leader, motivate your team to achieve greater productivity or learn how to think differently about recurring problems, this book report, featuring seven author interviews and two book reviews, offers ideas and advice on how to address the challenges that lie ahead.
From: December 17, 2012
The Wharton School recently lost two of its most talented and respected faculty members, individuals whose accomplishments shaped the future of their respective disciplines. Emeritus professors Paul Kleindorfer and Paul Green died near the beginning of the academic year -- Kleindorfer on August 24 and Green on September 21. Both are praised by friends and colleagues for their contributions not only to their own academic pursuits, but to Wharton's expansion into new areas of business education over the past few decades.
From: October 10, 2012
Many of us long to escape during the summer, whether to a beach, an exotic faraway island or into a captivating novel. For others, vacation means having the time to read about current business topics covered in creative ways. Our latest book report offers some examples, ranging from how to break the 24/7 smartphone habit, to how to prepare the next generation of innovators, among other topics.
From: July 03, 2012
Spring cleaning offers an opportunity to go through our bookshelves -- virtual and otherwise -- to find old favorites and make room for new ones. In our latest book report, we offer reviews, interviews and excerpts that touch on trends that are changing the way we do business.
From: April 04, 2012
For insights into the ethics, values and competencies required of today's global leaders, Knowledge@Wharton recently coordinated a Wharton Executive Education roundtable discussion with four fellows from The World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Program. The program allows participants to work full-time at the World Economic Forum while developing leadership skills through training courses at top universities. The discussion touched on issues including the changing nature of leadership, how leaders respond to crisis and the role ethics plays in being an effective leader
From: August 18, 2010
In recent years, GE has faced severe business challenges -- the company's $200 billion market cap is half of what it used to be. Still, an area of enormous strength is the way the company identifies and builds leaders. Much of the credit goes to GE's corporate learning programs, executed through a learning facility in Crotonville, N.Y. As business becomes more global, how is leadership development at GE changing? How does GE use technology to teach leadership? What impact will the influx of the Facebook generation have on the way leadership is taught? Susan Peters -- GE's chief learning officer and vice president for executive development, and a speaker at the upcoming Wharton Leadership Conference on June 16 -- discussed these questions and more with Knowledge@Wharton.
From: May 12, 2010
Raghda Shaheen, who works for the Dubai International Finance Centre, recently completed a four-week business and legal fellowship program at Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania law school. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and supported by America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST), teaches management, business and legal skills to women from the Middle East and North Africa. This year, 22 women from 11 countries attended the program. Shaheen will spend the next three months working at the Chicago Chamber of Commerce before returning to the UAE. She spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about her experiences in Gaza City, Canada, the U.S. and the Middle East
From: June 23, 2009
In the mid-1990s, a new C-suite title was born when General Electric CEO Jack Welch dubbed Steve Kerr the company's "chief learning officer." Since then, CLOs have sprouted up at major firms in several industries. But what does this new breed of "learning leaders" bring to the table that traditional human resources departments and employee training programs do not? How does an increased emphasis on learning improve an organization? And do new technologies, like distance learning, simulations and online portals, enhance or impede work-based education? To answer these questions, Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Ed Betof, former vice president of talent management and CLO at Becton, Dickinson and Company, who is a senior fellow and academic director of Wharton Executive Education's Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership; Mike Barger, vice president and CLO at JetBlue University; and Ann Schulte, vice president of global learning at MasterCard Worldwide.
From: February 15, 2008
"One thing that makes my heart beat is the smell of drywall," says Pastor T.L. Rogers, whose Maryland-based congregation once turned a strip mall into a church complex. Having completed that renovation, his church is now thinking about even bigger projects. But for Rogers, whose advanced degree is in Bible studies, meeting with bank executives can be a challenge. "Finance is a whole different language," he says. "They use acronyms I've never heard of." Rogers and others will take part in a new Wharton executive education program to teach pastors the financial skills they need to carry out economic development projects in their local communities.
From: November 14, 2007
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