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Leading Transformational Change

Leading Transformational Change - Carlson Executive Education
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Leading a major change initiative, whether cutting costs, managing through a crisis, or making good great, can be the defining point of a career. But according to McKinsey, only 30% of change initiatives succeed, equating to high risk for the individuals and organizations involved.

Course overview:

Flip the Odds in Your Favor.

Learn a new change mindset, adopt a conscious approach, and discover tools fit for the challenge – to flip the probability of success for a current or upcoming major initiative.

Learning outcomes:

Senior leaders will increase their ability to:

  • Successfully plan, execute, and sustain significant change initiatives
  • Avoid common change-related pitfalls and missteps
  • Establish leadership credibility in times of transition
  • Remain visible and actively drive change throughout the change initiative
  • Cultivate an organization that embraces change

Who should attend

Leaders across all functional areas (e.g., marketing, finance, information systems, operations, HR), with P & L or significant project/functional responsibility.


Mary Benner Professor Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Education PhD 2002 Management Columbia University MBA 1989 Stanford University BS 1982 Economics University of Minnesota Expertise Organizational learning and innovation Management of technology and innovation Influence ...
Mary ZellmerBruhn Professor Department of Work and Organizations Education BBA 1987 Marketing Univ. of Wisconsin MS 1993 Management Univ. of Wisconsin PhD 1999 Organizational Behavior Univ. of Wisconsin Expertise Team composition and performance The effects of context on team learning...
Nathan R. Kuncel is the Marvin D. Dunnette Distinguished Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and a McKnight Presidential Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Professor Kuncel, a nationally recognized leader in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, received his Ph.D....
Tom Dybsky is Principal at Organizational Effectiveness Consulting. He focuses on helping firms leverage their human capital to build highperforming organizations. He has guest lectured at Harvard Business School and the University of Minnesota. Dybsky was previously VP, Administration at Tennant...
Louellen Essex is an Educator in the Carlson Executive Educator’s Network at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Essex focuses on training and organizational development, leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution. She holds a PhD from the Universi...


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