In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the future of innovation in America and how companies can inspire entrepreneurship among their employees.
Management & Organization
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 13, 2010, 7:30 a.m.
It’s About Time
College Park, Md. – February 8, 2011 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, 4:30 a.m.
Leading Complex Organizations
With so many public and private-sector organizations becoming increasingly large and complex, what can senior leaders do to align their people around the organizations’ goals?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Hugh Courtney discusses leadership in increasingly complex organizations.
Workshop on Leading Organizational Change: An Integrated, Multi-Level Prespective
How do you build teams that are highly adaptive and best draw upon the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members in ways that achieve superior performance? Recent research turns traditional notions of leadership on its head.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Professor Paul Tesluk shares how your organization can gain competitive advantage by cultivating shared leadership in your teams.
Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, described coaching his young son’s softball team to a rapt audience in Frank Auditorium. Grimm knew that only two of the children could reliably catch the ball. So he put those boys at first and second base, and then instructed their teammates to only throw the ball to first and second. It proved to be a winning strategy, because his son’s team took the championship that year. Grimm asked his audience to assess his competitive strategy: was it good, bad or ugly?
Join Us for Dr. Grimm’s Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture on Oct. 7, 2010
With a wave of newly minted graduates joining the work force in a very tight job market, those hunting for a new position or jockeying to advance in their current organization may think they have no room for negotiation. But in the Washington-Baltimore region, you may have more bargaining chips than you realized.
College Park, Md. – March 12, 2010 – Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. Grimm is one of five faculty members recognized campus-wide in the prestigious program, which honors tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as educators and notable achievements in their respective fields. Each scholar will present a lecture during the school year, and the award carries an honorarium to support professional activities.