Annual Wharton West Leadership Conference in San Francisco, March 23,
Annual Wharton Leadership Conferences
Companies are vitally dependent on the quality of their current leadership,
and their future is equally dependent on the quality of the next generation of
leadership. What qualities and capacities will rising managers require if
they are to succeed in an era of increasing market turbulence, investor
impatience, and public cynicism? How can current leaders identify and
nurture the right talent in their ranks that of necessity will bring a
distinctive approach to the challenges ahead? The eighth annual Wharton
East Leadership Conference is devoted to exchanging ideas on how great leadership can
best be developed and applied in an era of uncertainty and change -- whether in the private,
public, or non-profit sectors.
Bellace, Professor Legal Studies and Management and former Deputy Dean,
Wharton School; founding President and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Singapore Management University
Cappelli, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Human
Resources, Wharton School
Practice Professor of Management, Wharton School, and former Director,
Leadership Development Center, Ford Motor Company
Gerrity, Professor of Management and Operations
and Information Management, and former Dean, Wharton School
McGrath, Adjunct Professor of Management, Wharton School
Mittelstaedt, Vice-Dean and Director of Executive Education, Wharton
Useem, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership
and Change Management, Wharton School
Director, Wharton Leadership Program
John A. Byrne is
Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company magazine, with 750,000
subscribers. Until April, 2003, he was a senior writer for Business
Week, where he authored more than 50 cover stories and eight books on
business. He launched Business Week's bi-annual rankings of
the best business schools and annual ranking of the best and worst boards
of directors. He is the co-author with Jack Welch of Jack:
Straight from the Gut (2001) and author of Chainsaw: The Notorious
Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-At-Any-Price (1998).
M. Citrin is Managing Director at the executive search firm of
SpencerStuart, where he heads the Technology, Communications & Media
Practice and serves on its board of directors. He earlier worked for
McKinsey, Reader's Digest, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. He is
co-author of The Five Patterns of
Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and Satisfaction
(2003), author of Zoom: How 12 Exceptional Companies Are Navigating the
Road to the Next Economy (2002), and co-author of Lessons
from the Top: The 50 Most Successful Business Leaders in America -- And
What You Can Learn from Them (2001).
R. Conant is President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup
Company, with annual revenue of $7 billion and 25,000 employees. He
previously served as president of Nabisco Foods Company, and he served in
senior marketing and strategy positions with General Mills and
Jay S. Fishman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The St.
Paul Companies, with annual revenue of $9 billion and 9,700
employees. Founded in 1853, The St. Paul Companies provides
commercial property-liability insurance and asset management. It
owns Nuveen Investments, and its international operations include Lloyd's
of London syndicates that specialize in kidnap, ransom, personal accident,
and creditor insurance. Previously Mr. Fishman served as chairman
and CEO of Travelers Insurance Group and chief operating officer for
finance and risk at Citigroup.
P. Gandossy is global practice leader for
Talent and Organizational Consulting for Hewitt Associates, and his
specialties include strategic leadership and managing change. Among
his books are Leadership and Governance for the 21st Century
(2004), Leading the Way: Three Truths from the Top Companies for
Leaders (2003), HR in the 21st Century (2003), The
Changing American Workforce in the 1980s,
and Bad Business (1985).
Harold W. Gehman, Jr., served as Chairman of the Columbia Accident
Investigation Board, which reported on the cause of the disaster of the
Columbia space shuttle in February, 2003. He served as co-chairman
of the U.S. Department of Defense review of the terrorist attack on the
USS Cole, and prior to retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2000, he served as
Supreme Allied Commander for the Atlantic, Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint
Forces Command, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and member of the U.S.
Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Columbia investigation board published
its report on the disaster in August, 2003, and it can be found here.
S. Gorelick is a member of the National Commission on Terrorist
Attacks Upon the United States. She previously served as Deputy
Attorney General of the United States, General Counsel for the U.S.
Department of Defense, and Vice Chair of Fannie Mae. She serves on
the Central Intelligence Agency's National Security Advisory Panel and on
the board of directors of United Technologies Corporation and Schlumberger,
Richard B. Myers is Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. As an
Air Force officer, he is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours
in F-16s and other aircraft, and he has served as Commander in Chief of the
North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command. He is the
principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and the
National Security Council.
Carlson Nelson is Chairman and Chief Executive of Carlson Companies, a
group of companies specializing in travel, hotel, restaurant, cruise, and
marketing services, with 198,000 employees worldwide. She is serving
as co-chair of the World Economic Forum's 2004 annual meeting in Davos,
Switzerland; as a director of Exxon Mobil Corporation and the Mayo Clinic
Foundation; and as the chair of the National Women's Business
7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
8:00 – 8:10
Welcome: Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources, Robert
Mittelstaedt, Vice-Dean and Director of Wharton Executive Education, and Michael
Useem, Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.
– 9:00 James
Citrin, Managing Director SpencerStuart, and co-author of The Five
Patterns of Extraordinary Careers: The Guide for Achieving Success and
Satisfaction, and Lessons from the Top: The 50 Most
Successful Business Leaders in America.
Gehman, Chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (on the
space shuttle disaster of February, 2003), and former Supreme Allied Commander
for the Atlantic and Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command.
Nelson, Chairman and CEO of Carlson Companies, with 198,000 employees
worldwide, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in 2004.
10:55 – 11:45
Robert Gandossy, Talent and Organizational Consulting
leader for Hewitt Associates, and co-author of Leadership and Governance for
the 21st Century and Leading the Way: Three Truths from the Top Companies
11:45 – 12: 35
Jay Fishman, Chairman and CEO of The St. Paul Companies,
with annual revenue of $9 billion and 9,700 employees.
2:00 General Richard B. Myers, Chairman, U.S.
Joint Chiefs of Staff
2:00 – 2:50
Jamie Goelick, National
Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, and former Deputy U.S.
Attorney General and General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense.
2:50 – 3:05
– 3:55 John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company,
co-author with Jack Welch of Jack: Straight from the Gut, and author of Chainsaw: The
Notorious Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-At-Any-Price
3:55 – 4:45 Douglas
Conant, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, with annual revenue of
$7 billion and 25,000 employees.
4:45 – 5:00 Summing
up: Peter Cappelli, Robert Mittelstaedt, and Michael Useem
drawing will be held at the conference for multiple copies of the
latest books by our conference speakers and hosts.
PRIZE AT CONFERENCE
prize drawing will held at the conclusion of the conference for
free attendance at a multi-day learning program offered by Wharton
Executive Education. Program
options include The
Leadership Journey, The
CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner, Critical
Thinking: Real-World, Real-Time Decisions, Managing
Financial Risk, Leading
in Times of Turbulence and Change, and Wharton
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are available to companies associated with the Center for Human Resources and
the Center for Leadership and Change; students of the Wharton MBA Program for
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