Doing the Right Thing

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Speaker: Professor Timothy J. Feddersen | Wendell Hobbs Professor of Managerial Politics
Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg Program (SEEK) |Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Host: Kellogg School of Management |Northwestern University
Wieboldt Hall | 340 East Superior Street – 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

In recent decades corporations have increasingly become the dominant source for political and social change. Increased globalization and technological progress have further accelerated this process. Businesses are now held accountable by standards other than legal compliance or financial performance. Successful business and nonprofit leaders have recognized that these challenges are best mastered by a commitment to values-based management. However, simply “doing the right thing” is not enough. Organizations must be prepared to handle rapidly changing environments and anticipate potential threats, and business leaders must anticipate the reaction of stakeholder groups within the firm, in the media, in legislatures, courts and in public opinion broadly.
Professor Tim Feddersen will address these issues and discuss the intersection of leadership and managerial decision making within the broader social environment. He will share a little about how the Kellogg School is supporting socially responsible global leaders and helping them learn tools and frameworks necessary to navigate the nonprofit, business and government sectors.