I am helping organize a talk by my former Professor and leadership guru Michael Feiner February 19, 6-8pm in Manhattan. I’m helping organize it with the Distinguished Leaders Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York (you don’t have to be a member to attend). Plans may change, but I think I’m going to introduce him.
I’ll copy the announcement below (here is a link to the original). His course was one of my best at Columbia Business School. Actually, I think it was one of the best of almost everyone who took it, since it was always one of the top one or two hardest to get into.
The Pillars of Leadership: A Three-Part Series on Leadership Development
Part 1: The Secrets of High Performance Leadership with leadership consultant Michael Feiner, former professor at Columbia Business School.
One of Columbia Business School’s favorite professors and acclaimed leadership consultant for small and large companies across industries, Michael Feiner will share his insights on high performance leadership.
Please join us for the first event in our three-part series on â€œThe Pillars of Leadership.â€ During this high-profile kick-off event, you will discover Michael Feinerâ€™s Secrets of High Performance Leadership to improve your own leadership style in both business and in your personal life.
Michael Feiner’s career as a corporate executive, management consultant, professor, and author has changed the way companies understand the link between people, leadership, and business results. With the overarching philosophy that a company must grow its organization capacity before it can grow its business, Mike believes that leaders must build their businesses by growing leaders and managers that can run the company they want to create, not the one they have (click for his full bio).
As Professor of Management at Columbia and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow, Mikeâ€™s High Performance Leadership class was consistently ranked by students as one of the school’s best courses. He is also winner of the Singhvi Prize, voted by students as “Best Teacher” for his dedication to teaching and ability to communicate knowledge and encourage students. Â Highly recommended– his book, Â “The Feiner Points of Leadership: Â The 50 Basic Laws That Will Make People Want to Perform Better for You.”
Advance registration for all CBSAC/NY events closes at 12:00 noon on the day of the event. You will be able to purchase a ticket online until then. If you donâ€™t register in advance and there is still space, you will be able to get a ticket at the door at the higher walk-in rate.
Michael Feiner’s 35-year career as a corporate executive,Â management consultant, professor and author hasÂ changed the way companies understand the link betweenÂ people, leadership, and business results. With theÂ overarching philosophy that a company must grow itsÂ organization capacity before it can grow its business,Â Mike believes that leaders must muscle-build their businesses by growing leaders and managers that can runÂ the company they want to create, not the one they have.
Since founding Michael C. Feiner Consulting, Inc. inÂ 1996, Mike has worked with both small and largeÂ companies in a broad range of industries, comprisingÂ financial services, consumer products, and industrialÂ services. His clients include such companies as American Express, Avon, and Honeywell where heÂ consults on a variety of leadership and teamÂ effectiveness issues.
Prior to founding his own consulting firm, Mike wasÂ Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer for Pepsi-Cola.s beverage operations worldwide. He is recognizedÂ as one of the key architects of Pepsi.s distinctive culture where he built and led an organizationÂ of 400 human resource professionals that gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and highly-regarded in the world. In his 20 years at Pepsi, Mike was sometimes referred to as its â€œin-house leadership guruâ€ and is credited with upgrading the company.s performance standards andÂ organizational excellence. Mike.s next role was based in London as Chief People Officer forÂ PepsiCo Europe where he was responsible for building the management and organizational capability of all of PepsiCo.s businesses across continental Europe.
After his retirement from Pepsi, Mike began teaching at Columbia Business School. AsÂ Professor of Management and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow, Mike.s HighÂ Performance Leadership class is consistently ranked by students as one of the school.s bestÂ courses. He is also winner of the Singhvi Prize, voted by students as “Best Teacherâ€ for hisÂ dedication to teaching and ability to communicate knowledge and encourage students.
Mike holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia BusinessÂ School. His book, â€œThe Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws That Will Make PeopleÂ Want to Perform Better For Youâ€, was published by Warner Books in June, 2004. The TorontoÂ Globe and Mail selected it as the â€œBest Business Book of 2004â€. Mike.s passion for developingÂ great leaders makes him widely sought after by audiences who find him to be an exciting andÂ engaging speaker.
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