Driving business excellence by passion and purpose
Session with Prof. John Almandoz
Researchers tell us that millennials are driven more by passion and purpose than by money or career growth. What are the benefits of passion and purpose in the context of work? How can organizations harness its power? This interactive presentation will discuss the power of this motivation and show examples of business people and organizations that have successfully nurtured it. Some examples will include the turnaround of DaVita in the US, and the cases of Victorinox in Switzerland and La Fageda in Spain.
- John Almandoz is an assistant professor in the department of Managing People in Organizations. His background includes experience in actuarial consulting, corporate banking, and the management of non-profit organizations. He earned a joint Ph.D. in organizational behavior and a master?s degree in sociology from Harvard Business School/Harvard University and an MBA at the Cox School of Business. <BR> <BR>He has published in prestigious journals like the <i>Academy of Management Journal</i> and <i>Administrative Science Quarterly</i> and participates in research in entrepreneurship, institutions, and top management teams and boards of directors. His dissertation focused on the strategic and entrepreneurial implications of community and financial missions in the founding teams of local banks. <BR> <BR>He is a reviewer for the <i>Academy of Management Conference</i> and ad-hoc reviewer for the <i>Academy of Management Journal</i>, <i>Administrative Science Quarterly</i>, <i>Organization Studies </i>and other journals. He has presented papers at various international conferences and seminars, including at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and the Academy of Management. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociology Association, and the European Group of Organizational Studies. <BR> <BR>Prof. Almandoz teaches courses in MBA, executive, and global executive MBA programs on leadership and organizational behavior, and self-management.