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Jay Conger

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One of the top leadership speakers in the United States, Jay Conger brings to business audiences a wealth of information from his extensive research into leadership, boards of directors, organizational change, and the training and development of leaders and managers. He is engaging, warm, interactive, and offers custom-ized presentations ranging from key-notes to multiple-day seminars. Jay Conger is Kravis Research Professor of Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College.
Author or coauthor of more than 100 scholarly articles and 10 books, Jay helps leaders tap sources of strategic vision to build adaptive, visionary cultures in their organizations. Frequently quoted for his analyses of current trends in business and the latest developments in leadership, Jay was rated one of the top five management gurus and the best business school professor to teach leadership to executives by BusinessWeek.

In his book, Growing Your Company's Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage (Robert Fulmer, coauthor), Jay helps leaders secure and prepare their organization's next generation of value-building leaders. His previous book, Shared Leadership: Reframing the How's and Why's of Leading Others, is the first book of its kind to address the concepts, methods, and practices behind successful shared leadership. In Winning 'Em Over: A New Model for Managing in the Age of Persuasion, Jay lays out concrete steps to help leaders gain new levels of commitment and motivation through teamwork rather than hierarchy. He champions knowledge as a strategic asset and the value of all stakeholders, not just shareholders, in Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top.

Jay came to Claremont from the London Business School, where he was a professor of organizational behavior. He was the top-ranked professor at USC's core MBA program. Harvard Business School invited him to help redesign the school's organizational behavior course around leadership issues. Jay also consults with a worldwide list of private corporations and nonprofit organizations and is Associate Editor of Leadership Quarterly.


Growing Your Company's Leaders: How Great Organizations Use Succession Management to Sustain Competitive Advantage
Building Leaders: How Successful Companies Develop the Next Generation
Shared Leadership: Reframing the Hows and Whys of Leadership
Winning 'Em Over
Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top
Spirit at Work: Discovering the Spirituality in Leadership
Learning to Lead: The Art of Transforming Managers into Leaders
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