Th+nkCBS: Todd Jick on "Searching for the Perfect Organization"


Columbia Business School
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business

Professor Jick is a leading expert in Leadership and Organizational Change. He has had a long career of both academic and consulting work in this field, and he has built a pair of highly popular courses at CBS called "Organizational Change", and "Advanced Organizational Change." His textbook, Managing Change, has been the leading offering in the field for the last 15 years, and his cases have been among the top sellers in Case clearinghouses. He has an MS and PhD from Cornell in Organizational Behavior. He was a professor at the Harvard Business School for 10 years and a visiting professor, organizational behavior-human resource management at INSEAD and London Business School. He has been actively involved in executive education, off-site and conference facilitation, and consulting in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, executive coaching, organizational change and transformation, values-based management, service management and human resources management. Jick is also President of Global Leadership Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in leadership and executive development support. He has worked with numerous companies including GE, Morgan Stanley, Kraft, Toyota, McGraw-Hill, PwC and the Union Square Hospitality Group; Europe-based companies have included Reed Elsevier, Aegis Media, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Zurich Financial Services, Novartis and Cadbury. He also was a senior consultant to GE's corporate transformation initiative "Workout." Jick has been published widely. His latest book, The Boundaryless Organization (with Ashkenas, Ulrich and Kerr, 2nd ed.) won the Accord Group Executive Leadership best business book of the year award. Other books include The Challenge of Organizational Change (with Rosabeth Kanter and Barry Stein), Managing Change (with Maury Peiperl, 3rd ed.) and Management Live! He has also written more than 50 business cases and numerous published articles. Jick was honored to have been selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to be the facilitator of a series of Forums from 2003 to 2005 to determine the mission and program elements for the World Trade Center memorial and the 9-11 Museum at Ground Zero, and he facilitated the jury that chose the memorial design. He served 3 years on the board of Claire's Stores, Inc., a leading retailer, as chairman of the compensation committee, and Standard Electric, an electrical distribution company. Further, he is on the board of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.



Managing Change: Cases and Concepts (2011)
Coauthor(s): Todd Jick, M. Peiperl

The Boundaryless Organization (2003)
Coauthor(s): R. Ashkenas, D. Ulrich, Todd Jick, S. Kerr

The Boundaryless Organization Field Guide: Practical Tools for Building the New Organization (1998)
Coauthor(s): R. Ashkenas, Todd Jick, D. Ulrich, C. Paul-Chowdhury


Values-Based Management: A Tool for Managing Change In The Organization in Crisis: Downsizing, Restructuring and Privatization (2000)
Coauthor(s): Todd Jick

Awards And Honors

Keynote, Conference Board Change Management Council


Opening Keynote: National Change Management Conference

Prosci, 2010

Singhvi Prize for Teaching Excellence

2009, Columbia Business School

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