Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Fireside Chat with Professor Todd Jick
Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A Fireside Chat with Professor Todd Jick
Monday, April 13, 2020
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Zoom link will be provided separately.
As part of Leadership and Ethics Week, the Student Leadership and Ethics Board of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co Center for Leadership and Ethics invites you to join a fireside chat on organizational change during the COVID-19 pandemic with leading expert - Todd Jick, Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business Management, Columbia Business School. This discussion will be moderated with Nishant Panigrahi '21.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage countries and organizations, the loss in the job market seems to be deep and long lasting. Leaders are dealing with not only the anxiety of saving their organization from going under, many also have to deal with the stress from the responsibility of laying off large numbers of employees in unconceivable ways. The questions we will be exploring include:
- How to deliver a message to your employees?
- What can leaders do about the survivors' guilt that might creep up on employees who might remain and how do you deal with the responsibilities as a manager charged with the responsibility of a wide swath of people?
About Professor Todd Jick:
Professor Jick is a leading expert in Leadership and Organizational Change. He has had a long career of both academic and consulting work in this field, and he has built a pair of highly popular courses at CBS called "Organizational Change", and "Advanced Organizational Change." His textbook, Managing Change, has been the leading offering in the field for the last 15 years, and his cases have been among the top sellers in Case clearinghouses. He has an MS and PhD from Cornell in Organizational Behavior. He was a professor at the Harvard Business School for 10 years and a visiting professor, organizational behavior-human resource management at INSEAD and London Business School. He has been actively involved in executive education, off-site and conference facilitation, and consulting in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, executive coaching, organizational change and transformation, values-based management, service management and human resources management. Jick is also President of Global Leadership Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in leadership and executive development support.
He has worked with numerous companies including GE, Morgan Stanley, Kraft, Toyota, McGraw-Hill, PwC and the Union Square Hospitality Group; Europe-based companies have included Reed Elsevier, Aegis Media, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Zurich Financial Services, Novartis and Cadbury. He also was a senior consultant to GE's corporate transformation initiative "Workout." Jick has been published widely. His latest book, The Boundaryless Organization (with Ashkenas, Ulrich and Kerr, 2nd ed.) won the Accord Group Executive Leadership best business book of the year award. Other books include The Challenge of Organizational Change (with Rosabeth Kanter and Barry Stein), Managing Change (with Maury Peiperl, 3rd ed.) and Management Live! He has also written more than 50 business cases and numerous published articles.
Jick was honored to have been selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to be the facilitator of a series of Forums from 2003 to 2005 to determine the mission and program elements for the World Trade Center memorial and the 9-11 Museum at Ground Zero, and he facilitated the jury that chose the memorial design. He served 3 years on the board of Claire's Stores, Inc., a leading retailer, as chairman of the compensation committee, and Standard Electric, an electrical distribution company. Further, he is on the board of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
This event is co-sponsored by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board as part of Leadership and Ethics Week 2020.