Delta Air Lines COO Shares Lessons in Leading a Turnaround

Delta Air Lines Chief Operating Officer Jim Whitehurst (HBS ’94) spoke to over 60 MBA and AMP students on March 28th at Spangler Auditorium to discuss his view on the airline industry and Delta’s rapid turnaround from bankruptcy. The event was sponsored by the Hospitality & Travel Industry Club. Citing conclusions of recent research in… Continue reading Delta Air Lines COO Shares Lessons in Leading a Turnaround

Patrick Kuhse: Former White-Collar Federal Inmate

“Five knocks always means the FBI: never six, never four,” explained Patrick Kuhse, former federal inmate, in an entertaining and well-attended talk to an audience of MBA and AMP students Tuesday, April 18. Mr. Kuhse detailed the eight errors in critical thinking that led him on a journey from successful stockbroker to white-collar criminal, international… Continue reading Patrick Kuhse: Former White-Collar Federal Inmate

Trying Times: GM CEO Leads with Integrity as Company Braces for Change

The Leadership and Values Committee hosted an interactive discussion with Rick Wagoner (MBA ’77), chairman and CEO of General Motors, Thursday, October 13. The discussion, titled “Leading with Integrity During Times of Change,” focused on the challenges of leadership in difficult situations, such as those presently faced by General Motors. Students Chris Alff (OG) and… Continue reading Trying Times: GM CEO Leads with Integrity as Company Braces for Change

Global Warming: Causes and Effects

Global warming, agree Professor James J. McCarthy, Dr. Paul Epstein, and journalist Ross Gelbspan, is an undeniable reality with acute consequences for environment, health, and economy.Three distinguished panelists presented evidence for causes and effects of global warming at the AMP 167 seminar “Climate Change and Global Energy Futures” on Wednesday, October 14 at McCollum 101.… Continue reading Global Warming: Causes and Effects