Today's global business environment is more connected than ever. A broad global perspective and understanding of the connections between markets is a critical skill for any leader. To succeed globally, leaders need to understand local, national, and regional contexts, but most importantly, leaders need to understand how to create and manage global teams. What makes global teams succeed or fail? What skills are needed to work on projects with teams spread across cultures and time zones? What are key organizational and leader attributes that need to exist to enable today’s virtual teams? How does one navigate the complexity of a globalized business landscape?
We invite all alumni of the Global Network of Advanced Management (GNAM) to join Yale School of Management Dean Emeritus Jeffrey Garten and a panel of distinguished alumni representing several GNAM member business schools for a dynamic, real-world conversation. Global Network Week students will also attend. Garten will reflect upon his new book, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, and will lead a panel discussion about the implications of globalization on the future of teamwork across regions, cultures, and sectors.
The evening will begin with a networking reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Jeffrey E. GartenProfessor and Dean Emeritus at Yale School of Management
He was dean of the school from 1995 – 2005 and has been teaching at the school since he stepped down. Prior to serving as dean, he was undersecretary of commerce for international trade, 1993-1995, where he focused on trade and investment policy towards big emerging markets—particularly China, India, and Brazil. Before government service he spent 13 years on Wall Street. As a managing director of Lehman Brothers, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up Lehman’s investment banking business in Asia, and restructured some of the world’s largest shipping companies in Hong Kong. Later he worked on mergers and acquisitions for the Blackstone Group. From 1997-2005 he wrote a monthly column for BusinessWeek on major challenges facing global business leaders. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Harvard Business Review. He is the author of A Cold Peace: America, Japan, Germany, and the Struggle for Supremacy; The Big Ten: Big Emerging Markets and How They Will Change Our Lives; The Mind of the CEO; The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda for Business Leaders; and From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives (forthcoming March 2016.)