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companies carry out more outsourcing and joint ventures, they require new
methods of execution. The skill of delegating work downward to subordinates is
being supplemented by a talent for arranging work outward with partners. Lateral
leadership leveraging your partners' strengths instead of directing
subordinates' actions is required for achieving results when managers have
no authority to guarantee them.
As companies have delegated responsibility
downward, they've also been increasingly demanding that managers be able to lead
their own bosses. If their superior lacks data, they need to ensure that the boss
receives what's needed; if the boss is missing the boat, they need to help get
him or her aboard before it's too late.
and upward leadership is about taking charge when managers are not formally in
charge. It assures that advice arrives from and information flows to all points
on the corporate compass, not just from the top down. But for these
distinct forms of leadership to work well, they'll require inward
self-assurance and personal self-confidence.
then, should be viewed as a four-pronged capacity -- downward, outward, upward,
and inward. But building that capacity is a challenge, and the sixth annual
Wharton Leadership Conference is
devoted to exchanging ideas on how leadership for all directions and a
supporting culture can best be developed.
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
McGrath, Adjunct Professor of Management and Director of the Wharton
Useem, Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership
and Change Management, Wharton School
Bennis, University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business
Administration, and Founding Chairman of the Leadership Institute, University of
Southern California; author or co-author of Leaders, On Becoming a
Leader, Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration, and
Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships; former president of the
University of Cincinnati.
Buckingham, Senior Vice President at the Gallup
Organization, and co-author of First, Break All the Rules: What the World's
Greatest Managers Do Differently and Now, Discover Your Strengths.
M. Fretz, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Sunoco
Benjamin Levy: Professional magician and author of Remember Every Name
Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master Reveals His Secrets; has
worked with many political leaders and companies.
director of Vertical S.A., a Chilean organization devoted to using mountains as
classroom for groups from company managers to school children; summited Mt.
Everest by the difficult east face in 1992, and led a Chilean team in 1996 in a
successful ascent of K2; author of Everest: The Challenge of a Dream, K2:
The Ultimate Challenge, and articles in the Wall Street Journal and
elsewhere; his ascent of K2 was featured in 2001 in the National Geographic
Television series on the Quest for K2.
Col. Scott Snook, Academy Professor at
the United States Military Academy, director of West Point's Center for
Leadership and Organizations Research, and author of Friendly Fire: The
Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq.
W. Stetson, President, Forum of
Executive Women, and principal, Salveson Stetson Group, an executive
search firm; has recruited and consulted with pharmaceuticals, manufacturers,
hospitals, banks, professional services, colleges and non-profit institutions
for two decades.
Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of
The New York Times Company, which includes The New York Times, The
Boston Globe and sixteen other newspapers, eight television stations, two
radio stations, and more than forty Web sites.
Straus Sundheim, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, Unisys Corporation; previously practiced law with the
Philadelphia law firm of Dechert Price & Rhoads, where she specialized in
mergers and acquisitions and securities law, and with the Boston law firm of
Ropes & Gray and the Washington, D.C. law firm of Arnold & Porter.
Warner: Founder and
president of Earth Treks (a climbing and mountain guiding company), and
founder of the Shared Summits Program, a
web-based educational partnership between Earth Treks expeditions and 20,000
school children; guided over 75 international mountaineering expeditions,
including two trips on the North Ridge of Mount Everest; first American to solo
an 8000-meter peak; frequent television appearances including CNBC and Bloomberg
7:30 to 8:00
a.m. Continental Breakfast and
Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources, and Michael
Useem, Director, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.
9:30 a.m. Building a Strengths-Based Organization, Marcus
senior vice president, the Gallup organization and co-author of First,
Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths.
10:30 The Seduction of
Command and Control, Lt. Col Scott Snook, Academy Professor, U.S. Military Academy and author of Friendly
Fire: The Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq.
Magic of Memory, Benjamin Levy, professional magician and
author of Remember Every Name Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master
Reveals His Secrets.
p.m. Lunch Speaker:
Leadership in an
Age of Vulnerability, Warren Bennis,
Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California and
author or co-author of Leaders,
On Becoming a Leader, Organizing Genius, and Co-Leaders.
Reaching Your Summit, Rodrigo
founder of Vertical S.A.(Chile), ascender of Mt. Everest, and author of K2:
The Ultimate Challenge and Chris Warner, founder of
Earth Treks and the Shared Summits Program, and ascender of Mt. Everest.
4:15 Women Leading in All
Directions, a panel discussion with Sally W. Stetson, president
of the Forum for Executive Women; Nancy Straus Sundheim, senior vice
president, Unisys Corporation; and Deborah M. Fretz, President
and Chief Executive Officer, Sunoco
Reinventing The Times:
Building on History and Overcoming Tradition,
Sulzberger, Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of The
New York Times Company
p.m. Cocktail Reception
drawing will be held at the conference for multiple copies of the latest books
by our conference speakers and hosts, including those of
Warren Bennis, The Future of
Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders (2001)
Now, Discover Your Strengths (2001)
Cappelli, The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce
Friedman, Work and Families -- Allies or Enemies? (2000)
The Ultimate Challenge (1998)
Benjamin Levy, Remember Every Name
Every Time: Corporate America's Memory Master Reveals His Secrets (2002)
Friendly Fire: The
Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq (2000)
Useem, Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win (2001)
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Thinking: Real-World, Real-Time Decisions, Global
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