Leadership has often been modeled on heroic figures who rely on commands and top-down decision making. The failures in the corporate and political worlds have tainted the notion of leadership and undermined confidence in leaders. But a new approach of leadership is emerging that emphasizes shared decision making, social responsibility and stewardship of the public good.
Mr. Joly discussed leadership in today's corporate world. Can ethical requirements and values be integrated with the imperatives of the marketplace? What is the ultimate purpose of business? How can leaders in the private and public sectors work together on public problems?
This event was moderated by Professor Lawrence R. Jacobs.
Hubert Joly became president and chief executive officer of Carlson in March 2008. Joly previously served as president and chief executive officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Under his leadership, CWT grew its sales from USD 8.9 billion in 2003 to USD 25.5 billion in 2007. He is now chair of the CWT board of directors. He also is vice chair of the Rezidor Hotel Group. Joly is a business administration graduate of HEC Paris and a public administration graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Joly is a member of the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council, serves on the board of trustees of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and recently became a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership. He was honored as one of the 25 Most Influential Executives of the Business Travel Industry (2006) by Business Travel News magazine. He was also elected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (Davos, 1997).
This event was co-sponsored by the Carlson School of Management and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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Leadership in Challenging Times.
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