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Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
You’ll learn directly from business school faculty at CUES’ Strategic Innovation Institute. This is what makes our institutes truly unique in the industry, and extremely valuable.
Hayagreeva Rao, Atholl McBean professor of organizational behavior and human resources, director of the managing talent for Strategic Advantage Executive Program; co-director of the Customer-Focused Innovation Executive Program
Rao’s teaching specialties include leading organizational change, building customer focused cultures, and organization design; he teaches courses on these topics to MBA and executive audiences.
His most recent book, co-authored with Bob Sutton of the School of Engineering at Stanford, is Scaling Up Excellence. The book is a Wall Street Journal best seller, and was included in the best business books to read in 2014 by Financial Times, Inc. Magazine, Amazon, Forbes, Washington Post and the Library Journal.
Among the awards he has received are the Sidney Levy Teaching Award from the Kellogg School of Management, and the W. Richard Scott Distinguished Award for Scholarship from the American Sociological Association.
Stefano Zenios, Charles A. Holloway professor of operations, information and technology at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
An innovative teacher and researcher, Zenios is the main architect of Startup Garage, a popular GSB course that each year helps hundreds of Stanford GSB students and executives learn and apply the innovation processes that are at the center of the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
He also oversees the Stanford GSB Venture Studio: a vibrant learning facility for Stanford graduate students across all disciplines who want to learn about designing and creating sustainable, high-impact ventures by testing what they are learning in the classroom. He previously designed and co-taught Biodesign Innovation, a project-based course on designing and launching new medical devices, and is one of the senior authors of a textbook with the same name.
Francis J Flynn, Paul E. Holden professor of organizational behavior, co-director of the Executive Leadership Development Program: Analysis to Action
Flynn received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2000-2006, he served as an assistant and then an associate professor at Columbia Business School, joining the GSB in September 2006. A winner of multiple teaching awards, Flynn’s courses focus on leadership issues, particularly how young managers can learn to navigate complex political environments and build interpersonal influence.
Flynn’s research centers on the topics of employee cooperation, work group dynamics, and leadership in organizations. He has worked for the Department of Commerce in the International Trade Administration, the Institute for Business and Economic Development, and the Institute for Urban and Regional Development.
Faculty subject to change.
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