Is entrepreneurship possible in today’s large corporation?
HBS Professor Leondard Schlesinger will lead a discussion on the nature of required changes and the kinds of actions participants might take to improve their managerial and organization capacity for entrepreneurially driven improvement.
Join us for a dinner program with HBS Professor Leonard Schlesinger on March 24, 2105.
Many observers loudly lament the perceived inability of large organizations to adapt to the pace and content of the changes in their respective business environments. The management literature highlights the systematic inability of organizations to “exploit” and “explore” simultaneously. Yet there are an increasing number of examples that counter this prevailing wisdom and an emerging literature that gives us insight into how these organizations are managing the changes necessary for successful adaptation. Professor Schlesinger, a leading expert on entrepreneurship, service management and organizational management, will lead a discussion on the nature of these required changes and the kinds of actions participants might take to improve their managerial and organization capacity for entrepreneurially driven improvement.
Location: JHouse Greenwich (1114 East Putnam Ave.)
Timing: Registration & Cocktails 5:30pm; Program begins at 6:30 promptly
Price: $50.00 per person
ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - RSVP deadline is 3/19
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Leonard A. Schlesinger is the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has served as a member of the Business School faculty from 1978 to 1985, 1988-1998 and 2013 to the present. During his career at the School he has taught courses in Organizational Behavior, Organization Design, Human Resources Management, General Management, Leadership and Service Management in the MBA and Executive Education programs. He has also served as head of the Service Management Interest Group, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations, and Chair of “Leadership and Learning,” the School’s 1993-94 curriculum review and redesign process.
Throughout his career Professor Schlesinger has regularly transitioned between academic and managerial roles in the educational and business sectors. He served as President of Babson College from 2008-2013, held a number of key executive and operating positions (ending as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer) at Limited Brands (now L Brands) from 1999-2007, was a Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Senior Vice President and Counselor to the President at Brown University from 1998-1999, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Au Bon Pain from 1985-1988.
Schlesinger has lectured and consulted on strategy, service quality, customer satisfaction, entrepreneurship, human resources and organizational change for over 200 major corporations, non-profit organizations, governments, and international leadership organizations around the world. He was an active leader in the design and development of the “Work-Out!” initiative at General Electric and the “Reinventing Government” process for the U.S. Department of Labor.
For Prof. Schlesinger's complete biography visit his faculty page on HBS's website by clicking HERE
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