College PreView: COVER STORY – “LEADERS WANTED How to become the leader employers will want”

Lubin Professor Bruce Bachenheimer discusses the importance of leadership skill building in College PreView, a high school publication targeting college-bound juniors and seniors.

Putting Leadership Skills into Action
“To position themselves for a valuable career, college students need to demonstrate how they can add value to a prospective employer,” says Bruce Bachenheimer, clinical professor of management and director of entrepreneurship at Pace University, in the May/June issue of College PreView (pages 37-40). “They need to be able to solve problems creatively and to effectively implement solutions in a rapidly changing environment. To accomplish this, they will need to think entrepreneurially and take on a leadership role early in their career.”

“The role of a leader is to take people to a new place, to inspire them to do something they otherwise would not have done or even thought they could do,” adds Bachenheimer. “Think about how you can inspire fellow students and motivate them to take action!”

MSNBC’s Your Business Casts Professor Bachenheimer as Small Business Tech Panelist

The Sunday, October 24 show featuring Professor Bruce Bachenheimer was “one of the highest rated shows in Your Business history” according to a Facebook post made by host JJ Ramberg.

MSNBC’s Your Business is the only TV show dedicated to issues affecting small business owners. It airs Sunday mornings at 7:30 ET.

Pace’s director of entrepreneurship, Bruce Bachenheimer, appeared as a panelist on the October 24th show, discussing “Business Answers: Software Development & Back-Up Services.”  Click here to listen and learn – http://www.openforum.com/yourbusinesstv

Business wisdom can be developed, says first handbook to apply growing wisdom research to management

The first handbook linking wisdom studies to business has been published by Eric H. Kessler, PhD, a professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, and James R. Bailey, PhD, a professor at The George Washington University School of Business.

Contacts: Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

or Chris Cory, Executive Director of Public Information, Pace, 212-346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Copies for journalistic use can be obtained via request on letterhead to Nichole Angres, Books Marketing Manager, Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, 805-410-7564, Nichole.Angress@sagepub.com

Photos of co-authors available on request.

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Ancient ideas for modern business?
Business wisdom can be developed,
says first handbook to apply
growing wisdom research to management

Volume marks emergence of new field, hits # 3 in Amazon’s “hot new releases” among industrial and organizational books

Authors at Pace and George Washington University business schools propose aesthetics and epistemology as antidotes to “narrow” business education

New York, NY, March 10, 2008 – The elusive topic of wisdom is under increasing study by social scientists, according to a New York Times Magazine cover story last spring.

Now, that promising research is coming to the business world.

The first handbook linking wisdom studies to business has been published by Eric H. Kessler, PhD, a professor of management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, and James R. Bailey, PhD, a professor at The George Washington University School of Business.

Their “Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom” (Sage Publications) is a 579-page compendium of original essays by globally renowned business thinkers. Kessler believes it is the first systematic attempt to apply recent insights to organizations and management decision making.

Handbooks typically bring together analysis and research that have reached a critical mass. Likewise, publication of this book heralds the emergence of a new field.

Critique of business schools and businesses. The authors acknowledge that at first glance the topic may seem familiar, and they quote sources as diverse as Sophocles and the humorist Will Rogers (“common sense ain’t common”). They candidly point out difficulties in defining wisdom, citing the paradox that nothing is “as simultaneously important and mysterious.”

However, in a 74-page introduction they say that wisdom now “builds on modern-day obsessions with data and knowledge-management.”

Moreover, they say wisdom is not exclusively innate or the fruit of experience, but can be actively encouraged. Their book provides guidelines for increasing it in people, teams, organizations, and strategies.

Unfortunately, they say, business schools are dominated by “narrowly-defined constructs and elaborate statistical manipulations,” so “academics are not normally trained in, nor do they train for, wisdom.”

As Kessler puts it, “We typically don’t teach business people to be wise. We teach them to absorb information and crunch numbers.” The same is true of how businesses typically are designed or managed.

Classics and technology. As an antidote, Kessler and Bailey recommend restructuring curriculums and training programs to incorporate modern versions of such classic disciplines as logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology and metaphysics. They and their contributors argue for education that develops wisdom-enhancing skills and attributes in “attitude,” “awareness,” “ability,” “application,” and “design.”

The handbook also explores what Kessler calls “interesting issues [that] emerge when one views organizations from a wisdom-based perspective.” Contributors ask questions like: Does technology promote or inhibit wisdom? How do HR systems, organizational forms, management practices, team dynamics, operational capabilities, and globalization strategies relate to wisdom? What are the ethical and social dimensions of wisdom? What makes a wise leader? Can wisdom be developed and utilized strategically? Do conceptions and manifestations of wisdom vary across cultures?

Praise from Harvard, USC, and Goldman Sachs. The book has attracted pre-publication praise from such distinguished business experts as Rosabeth Moss Kanter of the Harvard Business School (“proves that deep thinking can inform and inspire practice”), Warren Bennis of the University of Southern California (“a most original and valuable addition to the management canon”) and Steve Kerr of Goldman Sachs (“a wise book”).

The volume also has climbed as high as #3 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” in the Industrial/Organizational area, has been adopted for business courses in Australia and in the US, and has received early praise from institutions like the European Academy of Management.

About the editors. Eric H. Kessler is a senior Professor of Management in the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York City and founding Director of the Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program, an undergraduate honors program. He is a past President of the Eastern Academy of Management, the northeastern United States’ academic association of business management professors. He has served on several editorial boards and as the guest editor for a number of professional journals, as well as on review panels with the U.S. National Security Education Program. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he has been inducted into national and international honor societies in Business, Economics, Forensics, and Psychology. He is widely published in leading academic journals and professional book series, has won numerous scholarly awards, and is the author or editor of books including the forthcoming “Cultural Mythology and Global Leadership” and “Applying Management Theory to Practice.”

James R. Bailey is Tucker Professor of Leadership and Director of Executive Education at The George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development of the London Business School. He has been the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including the Professor of the Year from the BBA and EMBA programs at GW, and in 2006 was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development. He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of books including the recent “International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies.” He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, United Bank of Switzerland, Morgan Stanley and Lucent Technologies.

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University is accredited for both business and accounting by AACSB International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 3% of business schools worldwide. With a tradition of practice-oriented curricula, the School has achieved national recognition for both its graduate and undergraduate programs in U.S .News & World Report and other media. Approximately 4,000 students are enrolled in Lubin’s undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in Downtown and Midtown New York City, and Pleasantville and White Plains in Westchester County. Prominent alumni include Melvin Karmazin, CEO, Sirius Satellite Radio; James Quinn, president, Tiffany & Co.; Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO, Verizon; Marie Toulantis, CEO, Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, former-CEO, Dow Jones & Company. www.pace.edu/lubin.

For 101 years Pace University has combined exceptional academics with professional experiences and the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

The George Washington University’s School of Business prepares students for professional management careers. The school is a recognized education leader, the result of a strategy to improve its high academic standards while providing practical experiences that leverage the unique advantages of its Washington location. The depth and variety of its academic and professional offerings provide rich opportunities for students in the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. www.business.gwu.edu.

Pace Expert on Managing Innovation and Technology Elected Head of Eastern Academy of Management

Eric H. Kessler, Ph.D., an expert on corporate innovation and technology and an Associate Professor of Management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been elected President of the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM). The EAM is the northeastern U.S. regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, the leading professional association for scholars in over 80 countries dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.

Contact
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERT ON MANAGING INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
ELECTED HEAD OF EASTERN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT

New York, NY, May 24, 2004 — Eric H. Kessler, Ph.D., an expert on corporate innovation and technology and an Associate Professor of Management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been elected President of the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM). The EAM is the northeastern U.S. regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, the leading professional association for scholars in over 80 countries dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.

Kessler’s current research focuses on decision making in organizations, particularly in the management of innovation and emerging technology. His scholarship has been widely published in leading journals and book series and he has won several awards for outstanding scholarly papers.

He also directs the Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program, which provides outstanding BBA students with an enhanced academic experience to prepare them for careers of global leadership in business. In recent years he has brought to campus such luminaries as legendary HP technologist Joel Birnbaum, Academy of Management President Rosalie Tung, and the world-renowned music ensemble, The Shanghai Quartet. This year he will lead a group of Lubin Leaders students to Japan to study comparative leadership paradigms.

Kessler also is a contributor to the National Security Education Program, which seeks to improve the country’s ways of educating United States citizens to understand foreign cultures as a means to strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness and enhancing international cooperation and security. He earned his BA from St. Lawrence University and his MBA and Ph.D. from Rutgers.

The EAM’s membership includes management professors from over 110 institutions including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Wharton and Cornell as well as Pace. Kessler will remain President-Elect until May 2005 and formally serve as President thereafter until May 2006. He will continue to have a major role in strategic visioning as well as planning the EAM’s annual conferences, which feature research papers, symposia, experiential exercises, cases, distinguished speakers, professional workshops and developmental consortia.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu

Pace University Celebrates 10th Anniversary of International Study Program with Trip to Japan

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

WHITE PLAINS, NY – In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pace University’s Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management’s international study program for Japanese local government officials, University representatives will participate in a series of educational conferences and unite with their alumni at the Japan Local Government Center in Japan, Oct. 25-Nov. 3.
In Japan, faculty will make formal presentations at both a conference to be held at the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities (JIAM) in Shiga Prefecture and in Tokyo to the leaders of CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations). Discussions will focus on “performance measurement” as it is practiced in American and Japanese governments. Performance measurement is a management practice intended to specify program goals more clearly so that they can be better evaluated and to determine whether programs are being efficiently and effectively implemented. It is expected that the ideas generated at the conference will be widely disseminated to local governments in both countries.
Established in 1992 by Pace University’s Michaelian Institute and the New York office of the Japan Local Government Center (a division of CLAIR) the one year training program for Japanese local government officials was developed to provide Japanese career government officials with an understanding and appreciation of American government structure and governance practices and of American culture, as well as to enhance their English language skills. Reciprocally, Pace faculty and students have learned about Japanese government and culture.
The program consists of courses in American public administration, intense training in ESL, short internships locally, and a four month internship in a local, government, state, or nonprofit office; internship sites have ranged from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.
The faculty and staff representatives attending the conference include: Professor of Public Administration, Dr. Anthony A. Cupaiuolo, the director of the study program; Brian J. Nickerson, JD, Director of the Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and Associate Professor of Public Administration; Dr. Gregory Holtz, Institute Research Director; and Dr. Grant Loavenbruck, Institute Training Director and Lorraine Monaco, the Institute’s program coordinator.
The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management and its legal research affiliate, the Municipal Law Resource Center, respond to needs of the public and not-for-profit sectors for governance and management training and development, and for research to support and enhance their operations.
For further information on this program or the trip to Japan please contact Anthony Cupaiuolo at (914) 422-4462.

The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management Names New Director

Brian J. Nickerson has been appointed Director of Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management effective September 1, 2001, it was announced today by Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Nickerson will have responsibility for overseeing the Michaelian Institute’s extensive research, workshops, and conference programs that were designed to support and enhance the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. He will also serve an associate professor of political science and public administration.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

White Plains, N. Y. — Brian J. Nickerson has been appointed Director of Pace University’s The Edwin G. Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management effective September 1, 2001, it was announced today by Gail Dinter-Gottlieb, Dean of the Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. Nickerson will have responsibility for overseeing the Michaelian Institute’s extensive research, workshops, and conference programs that were designed to support and enhance the effectiveness of government and nonprofit organizations. He will also serve an associate professor of political science and public administration.

As director, Nickerson will work closely with leaders in both government and non-profit sectors to expand existing collaborative partnerships with Pace University, such as the international government officials training program. He also plans to develop new Pace initiatives for public policy leaders that will include a new “policy brief” series, an informative newsletter, demographic studies, and expert consortiums.

Nickerson has taught in Pace’s MPA program as an adjunct faculty member and served as research associate for the Michaelian Institute since 1994. He was assistant professor of history and political science at Iona College and a pre-law coordinator, and faculty research associate for the Iona College Center for Social Research. Currently, he is completing his Ph.D. in American Politics and Public Policy at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs of SUNY Albany. Nickerson received his MPA and JD degrees from Pace University in 1993 while earning the distinction of Dyson College’s “Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year.”

In addition to his extensive academic training and experience as an attorney, Nickerson brings to Pace a diverse background in applied public policy research areas, such as policy evaluation and public opinion polling. He has also authored several articles, including a chapter on the New York State Courts in the recently revised Governing New York State, and has published numerous conference papers on timely political topics, such as the Bush v. Gore case. He is also the political analyst for WFAS News Talk Radio, a CNN affiliate, and serves as a weekly guest commentator on its Word on Politics show.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Pace University to Honor Edward D. Miller, CEO of Equitable Companies, During Annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner, May 12

Pace University will honor Edward D. Miller, President and CEO of the Equitable Companies and Chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, at the 1999 Leaders in Management Award Dinner to be held May 12 in the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Miller, a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University during the evening.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

NEW YORK–Pace University will honor Edward D. Miller, President and CEO of the
Equitable Companies and Chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, the Equitable Life
Assurance Society of the United States, at the 1999 Leaders in Management Award
Dinner to be held May 12 in the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Miller, a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, will also receive an
honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University during the
evening.

The Leaders in Management Award is presented to prominent members of the business
community to celebrate their personal and professional accomplishments.
Particular emphasis is placed on those leaders who enhance the economic, civic
and cultural life in New York and the world. The Award serves as a powerful symbol
of excellence for Pace University students and the dinner highlights the many
partnerships between Pace and the corporate community.

Miller, a Pace alumnus (1968), is a recognized leader in consumer financial
services and technological innovation, as well as a devoted humanitarian. Miller
currently serves as chairman of the Tri-State United Way Campaign and has
volunteered in several capacities with the New York Blood Center and Phoenix
House. “Ed Miller is not only a distinguished and successful member of the
corporate community, he is a valued alumnus of Pace who shares his time and
talent generously with us as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said President
Patricia O. Ewers. Ewers continues, “Ed is the ideal model of someone who has
put a Pace education to good use to strengthen and enhance the economic, civic and
philanthropic life of the community.”

Miller possesses 35 years of finance and banking experience. As the Senior
Executive Vice President of the AXA Group, Equitable’s majority shareholder,
Miller managed the organization’s global information technology development. While
serving as Vice Chairman of Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust, Miller successfully
directed two of the largest financial services combinations in history – the
mergers of The Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Bank, and of Chemical
Bank with Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He serves on the boards of The Equitable
Companies and Equitable Life Alliance Capital Management and Donaldson and Lufkin
& Jenrette, two Equitable subsidiaries.

The Leaders in Management Award Dinner is Pace’s most prominent annual fund-raising
event. The Dinner was initiated in 1962 by the Pace University Executive Council
to highlight the corporate community’s support and encouragement of the University.
Proceeds will be applied to the $55 million Campaign for Pace University.
Past recipients of the Award include Thomas Hays, Fortune Brands; Eugene R. McGrath,
Consolidated Edison; Thomas G. Labrecque, The Chase Manhattan Bank; William Ferguson,
NYNEX Corporation; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin
School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Lubin School of Business to Offer New M.B.A. in Health Systems Management

Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will offer a new master’s degree program in business administration with a concentration in health systems management beginning September 1997. The program will prepare students for management positions who are able to combine leadership skills with an understanding of the ethical and policy issues of the complex health care field.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will offer a new
master’s degree program in business administration with a concentration in health
systems management beginning September 1997. The program will prepare students for
management positions who are able to combine leadership skills with an understanding
of the ethical and policy issues of the complex health care field.

“Out of seventeen million jobs created during the next ten years in the United
States about three million will be in health care,” said Dr. Vasanthakumar Bhat, associate
professor of management science and coordinator of the new program. The demand for
health care managers in New York is roughly 1,500 annually, while schools in the state
currently produce only 500 professionals in the field.

Lubin’s health systems management program combines M.B.A. core courses with
specialization courses in the management, economics and strategic planning of health
care organizations and delivery systems, and the legal, ethical and social policy issues in
health care. The specialization courses will be taught by Pace University faculty from
the Public Administration Department in Dyson College and the Lienhard School of
Nursing. M.B.A. core courses will be taught by faculty in the Lubin School of Business.

The Lubin School of Business, with 5,500 students, offers undergraduate, graduate
and doctoral degree programs, and hosts a number of research centers and institutes
which extend its scholarship and teaching to a worldwide audience. The School is
accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County.