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Darden Faculty Profile: Jeanne Liedtka

Biography

Darden School of Business
United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration

Education : B.S., Boston University; MBA, Harvard University; D.B.A., Boston University

Jeanne M. Liedtka is a faculty member at the University of Virginia''s Darden Graduate School of Business and former chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities associated with corporate learning and development for the Fortune 50 corporation, including executive education, career development processes, employer-sponsored education and learning portal and web-based activities.

At Darden, where she formerly served as associate dean of the MBA program and as executive director of the Batten Institute, Jeanne works with both MBAs and executives in the areas of design thinking, innovation and leading growth. Her passion is exploring how organizations can engage employees at every level in thinking creatively about the design of powerful futures.

Her current research focuses on design-led innovation in the government and social sector, as does her forthcoming book, Designing for the Greater Good. Her previous books include: The Catalyst; How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth(winner of the Business Week best innovation books of 2009); Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers(winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011) and its accompanying field guide, The Designing for Growth Field Book: A Step by Step Guide, The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Process and Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works.

MBA Courses

Corporate Innovation and Design Experience
Strategy as Design (Barcelona GBE)
Strategic Thinking

Executive Education Courses

Drive Business Growth and Innovation: Mindsets, Behaviors and Tools
Design Thinking for Innovative Business Problem Solving

Online Courses

Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving: A Step-by-Step Project Course")
Design Thinking and Innovation
Design Thinking and Innovation Specialization

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Cases

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Jeanna M. Liedtka''s cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

 

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Jeanna M. Liedtka''s cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.

 

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