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We would like to present our digital agenda for Me2We 2021!
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Mar
8
Mon
Welcome Session
Mar 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Welcome Session

We are excited to welcome all of you at Me2We 2021 Nex2Us!

Stanford GSB Professors Sarah A. Soule & Peter M. DeMarzo will officially open Me2We 2021 Nex2Us.

Sarah A. Soule

The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business – Director, Stanford LEAD

Peter M. DeMarzo

The Staehelin Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business – Director, Stanford LEAD

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LEADer Panel: Designing Organizations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LEADer Panel: Designing Organizations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Professors Margaret Neale and Sarah Soule will host a panel discussion with participants who have completed LEAD’s Diverse by Design course to explore how they are implementing their learnings in their organizations to drive toward more diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Panel Moderators: Stanford GSB Professor Margaret Neale and Senior Associate Dean Sarah Soule

Panelists:

Laura Allen – Head of Strategy, Accessibility & Disability Inclusion at Google – New York, United States – Stanford LEAD Synthesizer

Alistair Barker – Head of Total Portfolio Management, Investments at AustralianSuper – Melbourne, Australia – Stanford Executive Program, 2019

RC Buford – Chief Executive Officer at Spurs Sports and Entertainment – Texas, United States – Stanford LEAD eXponent

Nicole BurwellAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine & Physician Assistant at Stanford University School of Medicine – California, United States – Stanford LEAD Groundbreaker

Samia Qamar – Director, People (Country HR Lead) at S&P Global – Islāmābād, Pakistan – Stanford LEAD Groundbreaker

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Leading During Uncertain Times
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Leading During Uncertain Times

Stanford GSB Professor Hayagreeva Rao

Hayagreeva Rao is the Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Rao studies collective action within organizations and in markets. His research and by implication, his teaching, revolves around scaling up mobilization, innovation, and talent in organizations. In LEAD, Professor Rao teaches the elective course Mobilizing for Successful Change: A Toolkit.

In this session, Professor Rao will discuss the challenge posed by the pandemic and the resultant changes in the nature of the psychological contract between boss and subordinate. We will end the session with an evidence-based tool to help establish this psychological contract.

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Mar
9
Tue
Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being

Lloyd B. Minor, MD

Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being

Lloyd B. Minor, MD, is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 1, 2012. He is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University. In January 2020, Dr. Minor, with Matthew Rees, published the book Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being.

Fundamental to realizing better health, and a more effective health care system, is advancing the disruptive thinking that has spawned innovation in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. That’s exactly what Stanford Medicine has done by proposing a new vision for health and health care: Precision Health. With examples of pioneering work at Stanford Medicine and case studies from business, Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, presents a dynamic vision for the future. In light of the pandemic, he’ll highlight the importance of equity, the interconnected nature of global health, and the substantial role health systems and businesses have in spurring innovation.

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Mar
10
Wed
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships

Carole Robin & David Bradford

Carole Robin Ph.D. was the Dorothy J. King Lecturer in Leadership, Director of the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program and longtime teacher in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business legendary Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) course.  She was known as the Queen of Touchy Feely and received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. When she retired in 2017, a scholarship was established in her name. Subsequently, she co-founded Leaders in Tech a nonprofit which brings two decades of lessons to Silicon Valley startups.

David Bradford, Ph.D. is the Eugene O’Kelly II Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he taught for over 50 years. He was the primary architect for the legendary “Touchy-Feely” course (aka Interpersonal Dynamics) which is one of the School’s flagship offerings. He introduced leadership to the GSB curriculum at the MBA and executive level by developing multiple courses and mentoring colleagues for nearly four decades.

David and Carole will provide us with an overview of what thousands of Stanford GSB alumni have learned in “Touchy Feely” over decades and are now in their book Connect as well as answer questions/ provide tips on how to best apply the book’s valuable lessons. We encourage people to buy and read the book prior to the session so as to get the very most out of it! 

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Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Corporate Social Responsibility During a Crisis

Stanford GSB Professor Ken Shotts

Ken Shotts is the David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Political Sciences at Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences. Professor Shotts uses game theory to analyze how elections and political institutions influence policy choices made by government officials. He has published papers on electoral accountability, presidential leadership, racial redistricting, term limits, policy entrepreneurship, and the politics of regulatory enforcement. In LEAD, Professor Shotts teaches as part of the faculty team for the foundation course Principled and Purposeful Leadership.

What is the role of business in society? Should companies solely be concerned with maximizing profits for shareholders or do they have responsibilities to other stakeholders? How should a firm think about the relationship between its core business strategy and its corporate social responsibility efforts?

These are perennial questions that companies grapple with, and in the context of emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic they come into especially sharp relief. Governments and NGOs are often unable to move quickly in response to a crisis, so companies are often expected to take action. What companies do, or fail to do, reflects their core values and can powerfully shape how they are seen as being either heroes or villains.

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Stanford LEAD Me2We 2021 Celebration Event
Mar 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Stanford LEAD Me2We 2021 Celebration Event

Stanford GSB invites you to join Dean Jon Levin and LEAD Faculty Directors Peter DeMarzo and Sarah Soule – along with more LEAD faculty, course facilitators, staff, the Me2We committee, and your peers – to celebrate our LEAD community and acknowledge those who have completed the LEAD program in the last year! 

Bring your beverage of choice, and get ready for virtual toasts, laughs, awards, and revisiting traditions as we create a memorable close to what promises to be an unforgettable Me2We. 

We hope to see you there!

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Mar
11
Thu
Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Joel Peterson
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Joel Peterson

You’re invited to join Joel Peterson, the Robert L. Joss Adjunct Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, who some of you have heard from in LEAD’s Principled and Purposeful Leadership or Foundations of Leadership courses. Joel is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, as well as the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways. He has served on more than three dozen boards over the past 45 years, most notable among them being The Dallas Market Center, Texas Commerce Bank (Dallas), and Asurion. He currently serves on the boards of Franklin Covey and Packsize. Since 1992, Joel Peterson has taught courses in real estate, entrepreneurship, and leadership at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Peterson’s course focus is presently on the effective management and leadership of growing businesses. His abiding interest, however, is in students and the important decisions they will make in the business world and in their personal lives.

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Professor Haim Mendelson, who teaches two courses in LEAD: Critical Analytical Thinking, and Business Model Analysis and Design. Professor Mendelson is the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been full professor at Stanford since 1989, following ten years of service at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester. He has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the effects of work environments on human health and well-being, power and leadership in organizations, evidence-based management, the knowing-doing gap, and how thinking of time like money affects people’s choices about spending time in ways that promote unhappiness.

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

The Coffee Chat Series are open conversations with the professors. Each one will host their own session, talk about the topics selected (more details below) and discuss them with the audience.

Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, who teaches LEAD’s Building Power to Lead course. Professor Pfeffer  is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the effects of work environments on human health and well-being, power and leadership in organizations, evidence-based management, the knowing-doing gap, and how thinking of time like money affects people’s choices about spending time in ways that promote unhappiness.

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Coffee Chat – Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams
Mar 11 @ 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Coffee Chat - Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams

The Coffee Chat Series are open conversations with the professors. Each one will host their own session, talk about the topics selected (more details below) and discuss them with the audience. 

Stanford GSB Professor Matt Abrahams

You’re invited to join Stanford GSB Strategic Communication Lecturer Matt Abrahams, who some of you have heard from in LEAD’s Principled and Purposeful Leadership or Foundations of Leadership courses. Matt would love to hear about your communication successes and challenges as well as discuss the Think Fast Talk Smart podcast he hosts for the GSB.

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