It is a “double whammy” for Michigan Ross School of Business this year as Leadership Excellence magazine rates the school Best in Leadership Development, and picks an alumnus of the School for the top spot in it’s Excellence 100 list of management gurus.
Leadership Excellence is published monthly, promoting leadership development, managerial effectiveness, and organizational productivity. For the third year in a row, it has chosen the Ross School of Business as the top pick in the education category, signifying the School’s commitment to leadership development across all degree programs and executive education.
In addition, Ross alumnus Gary Hamel, PhD ‘90, tops the magazine’s 2010-11 Excellence 100 list. Hamel is a visiting professor at London Business School and co-authored the international best-seller Competing for the Future with C.K. Prahalad.
Leadership programming takes many forms at the Ross School of Business, including the Ross Leadership Initiative at the MBA level; the Professional Development Program in the Executive MBA Program; and the Leadership Advantage modules in the Master of Supply Chain Management Program, to name a few.
In addition, leadership is a popular category of programs offered by Ross Executive Education. Titles include Positive Leadership, the Emerging Leaders Program and Management of Managers.
“We're often asked whether leadership can be taught." says Dean Robert J. Dolan. "The answer is yes. It means creating activities that require students to understand their own individual working styles and to understand the complex web of stakeholder relationships in which any organization operates.”
In addition to higher education, Leadership Excellence ranks the Best in Leadership Development among large organizations, small-to-midsize organizations, non-profits, the government/military, large consulting groups, and consultants/trainers/coaches.
The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s JFK School of Government follows Ross at No. 2 in the education category, and the business schools at the University of Chicago, MIT, and Harvard round out the top five this year.