Santa Clara University

 Barry Z. Posner Begins International Leadership Project

Back in the Classroom in Fall 2010

It’s been more than 4,300 days, 21 new faculty hires, three all-time highs for national rankings for the graduate and undergraduate business programs, and one broken leg since Barry Z. Posner became dean of the Leavey School of Business. Now after 12 years, he’ll complete a (literally) round-the-world examination of leadership during this coming academic year before returning to the Management Department.

Posner will be teaching in Hong Kong, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Turkey, and Italy, as well as researching how context (e.g., culture) impacts leadership and what goes into developing leaders with global competence.  Many of the interviews and cases studies he conducts during the next year will be highlighted in the 5th edition of his best-selling book (co-authored with Jim Kouzes) The Leadership Challenge, to be published in late 2011. Kouzes and Posner recently received the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), an international organization for training efforts in the workplace.

Posner, who continued to teach during his tenure as Dean, will return to the campus Fall 2010 and teach leadership courses in both the undergraduate and graduate business programs.

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