Leadership Expert Jay Conger on Why CEOs Fail, Nov. 14

Jay Conger, the Kravis Research Professor in Leadership Studies and renowned expert in the field of leadership development, will discuss “Why CEOs Fail” during his lecture at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Monday, Nov. 14. The public portion of the program begins at 6:45 p.m.; seating is free, on a first-come basis.

The author of 11 books, including Growing Your Company’s Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage, and Building Leaders: How Successful Companies Develop the Next Generation and 100 scholarly articles, Business Week named Conger among the “Top Management Gurus,” and the best business school professor to teach leadership to executives.

A private ceremony will be held preceding the lecture to install Conger as the inaugural Kravis Research Professor in Leadership Studies, a chair endowed by Trustee Henry R. Kravis ’67, founding partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Prior to CMC in 2004, Conger served as professor of organizational behavior at the London Business School, and also recently served as senior research scientist at the USC Center for Effective Organizations. He is past chairman and executive director of The Leadership Institute at USC’s Marshall School of Business, and earned a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University. He holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Virginia, and received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar.

A frequent media commentator, Conger serves as associate editor of Leadership Quarterly, and is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management’s Journal of Learning and Education.

For more information about this event, visit The Fortnightly: http://www.claremontmckenna.edu/mmca/temp_fn.asp?volumeFN=21&issueFN=04&typeFN=f.