8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Building the New Unisys: Leadership
Challenges Facing a New CEO, Lawrence A. Weinbach, Unisys Corp. Lawrence A.
Weinbach is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys Corporation, and is
former chief executive of Andersen Worldwide.
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Peter
Cappelli, Chairman, Management Department, The Wharton School, Director, Center for Human
Resources, The Wharton School
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. What Companies Are Doing to Recruit
and Develop Top Talent, Alexander Kleinman and Derek van Bever, The
Corporate Leadership Council, The Advisory Board. The Corporate Leadership Council
recently completed a study of company practices for accelerating the recruitment,
development, and retention of individuals with high potential for senior leadership.
Alexander Kleinman and Derek van Bever present their study's conclusions with
illustrations of best practices from a range of major corporations.
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.- noon Leadership Competencies that Produce
Winning Companies, Calhoun Wick, Wick & Co. Calhoun Wick reports on
groundbreaking research with 23 companies ranging from Hewlett Packard and Boeing to
General Electric, Motorola, Nabisco, and Bell Atlantic on what differentiates
"learning speeds" of organizations and then shows the competencies leaders use
to accelerate their firm's learning speed.
Noon - 1:35 p.m. Lunch
Winning the War for Talent, Elizabeth Chambers,
McKinsey & Company and Jude Rich, Sibson & Company. Elizabeth Chambers and
Jude Rich will present highlights of an eight-month study of how 80 high performing
companies manage the top executive group. The study involved in-depth interviews with key
corporate leaders and the completion of a survey questionnaire by over 6,000 executives.
1:45 2:30 p.m. Executive Turnover and Subsequent Financial Performance,
2:30 3:15 p.m. Managing a Corporation's
Intellectual Capital: Executive Development as a Competitive Advantage, Sandra
J. Price, Sprint Corporation. Sandy Price discusses the role of executive succession
planning and executive development in building a strong leadership foundation for the
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Searching for Leadership Talent on
the Outside, Howard Fischer, Howard Fischer Associates International Drawing on
two decades of experience in recruiting company leaders, Howard Fischer addresses several
questions: Once a company decides to consider outside candidates for leadership positions,
what factors must be considered? How should an executive search firm be evaluated and
used? What steps should be taken -- and pitfalls avoided -- to effectively recruit an
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Leadership Lessons for Winning
Companies, Michael Useem, Center for Leadership and Change Management and Peter
Cappelli, Center for Human Resources
Michael Useem and Peter Cappelli draw out the lessons of
the conference for leadership recruitment and development, both for companies and those
who work for them. They also identify what business schools and universities can do to
meet the call for more leadership development.
5:00 p.m. Cocktails
Peter Cappelli is
Chairman of the Management Department at The Wharton School and Director of the Center for
Human Resources. His recent publications include Change at Work, published by
Oxford University Press.
Elizabeth Chambers is a principal in
McKinsey's New York Office. She is co-leader of the firm?s Organization Practice, with a
strong focus on human resource issues. She was a leader of the War for Talent
Howard Fischer is founder and chief
executive of Howard Fischer Associates International, an executive search firm. He has
been involved in the recruitment and placement of senior-level leaders at companies
throughout the U.S. and abroad for more than twenty years.
Rakesh Khurana is a doctoral candidate at
the Harvard Business School and is joining the faculty of MIT's Sloan School of Management
in the fall. He has recently completed studies on company directors, CEO turnover, and
Alexander Kleinman and Derek van Bever
are with the Corporate Leadership Council of the Advisory Board Company. The Corporate
Leadership Council serves senior human resources executives at 700 companies, and it has
recently completed a study of company practices for building senior leadership.
Jude Rich is Chairman of Sibson & Co. with
extensive experience in human resources and organization effectiveness. He is widely
recognized as one of the leading authorities in compensation. Mr. Rich and Sibson Co.
partnered with McKinsey in completing The War for Talent.
Sandra J. Price is Director of Executive
Development for Sprint Corporation.
Michael Useem is Professor
of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the
Wharton School, and author of a book to be published in September, The Leadership
Moment: Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All (Times
Lawrence A. Weinbach is Chairman,
President, and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys Corporation, and is the former chief
executive of Andersen Worldwide.
Calhoun Wick is President of Wick and Company,
a research and consulting firm founded in 1980 that develops products to help companies
diagnose and facilitate organizational learning for improved business results. His book on
how organizations learn, The Learning Edge: How Smart Managers and Smart Companies Stay
Ahead (McGraw-Hill 1993) is now available in paperback.
The mission of the Wharton Center for Human Resources
is to foster research into the strategic role of human resource management in such areas
as employment, labor relations, public policy, and training and education of the
workforce. The Center supports and enhances the interaction between academics and
practitioners through multidisciplinary research, regular meetings, and frequent
information bulletins tailored to the interests of each of the Center's subscribing
The mission of the Wharton
Center for Leadership and Change Management is to stimulate basic
research and practical applications in the area of strategic leadership and change, and to
enhance understanding of how to develop leadership in and for organizations. The Center
supports individual and cross-disciplinary team-based projects on organizational
leadership, strategy, and change. The work of the Center is fostered by the Leadership
Council whose participating companies support and guide its research agenda.