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Adam Neumann’s fall shows how going public can crush a startup CEO (Article)

“WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s loss of control of the company shows what happens when a leader lacks self-awareness and few around him are willing to speak the truth,” writes Harry in his latest piece for Business Insider. “Instead of leading his company into one of the most anticipated initial public offerings (IPO) of the year, Neumann has been demoted to

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Harry to serve as board chairman of merged health care companies (Article)

Option Care Enterprises and BioScrip have completed its merger plans, and now operates as one company under the name Option Care Health, Inc. The company will be headquartered in Bannockburn, IL and led by John Rademacher as Chief Executive Officer and Mike Shapiro as Chief Financial Officer. Harry Kraemer, former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., will

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Five Leadership Strategies Trump Needs to Employ at G20 Negotiations (Article)

Allana Akhtar of Business Insider interviewed Harry about how President Trump should approach the G20 Summit meetings in Osaka, Japan: “No matter what happens, you have to figure out ahead of time what are you going to do,” Harry Kraemer, professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, said. “In a crisis, in a negotiation, I

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Harry Announced as Board Chairman Following Merger of BioScrip and Option Care (Article)

Key Members of BioScrip’s Leadership Team to Continue in Executive Roles with Combined Company Following Close of Option Care Merger BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS) (“BioScrip”), the largest independent national provider of infusion and home care management solutions, announced today that key members of BioScrip’s leadership team will continue in executive roles with the combined company following the close of its

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FEI Chicago & Kellogg Professional Development Day (Event)

Come hear Harry speak at the FEI Chicago Chapter’s premier Professional Development Day at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on Monday, May 6th. This year’s program will be held in the new flagship Global Hub building on the Evanston Campus. The Global Hub was built to inspire business leaders by supporting new forms of learning and community

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Stop Touching Your Phone 2,617 Times a Day: Here’s How to Stay Productive and Focused (Article)

The numbers are both ridiculous and idiotic. According to a study from research firm Dscout, the average person touches their phone 2,617 times, checks email 74 times and receives 46 notifications — all in a single day. That’s a real problem when you consider another number: 168, which is how many hours we have in a week. While that number

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Kellogg Professor Harry Kraemer Shares His Thoughts on the Retirement of Ford CFO Bob Shanks (Article)

Ford CFO Bob Shanks retiring as company seeks to double profit, sources say In a significant change in the leadership of Ford Motor Co., the automaker is preparing for the retirement of Bob Shanks, executive vice president and the chief financial officer since 2012. …The importance of the CFO simply can’t be overstated, said Harry Kraemer Jr., a professor at

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Kraemer’s 4 Values Can Elevate Your Business Results (Article)

Author, speaker, and executive coach Leanne Hoagland-Smith recently wrote about Harry’s book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” in her weekly column in the Chicago Post-Tribune: “From books we have the opportunity to learn and synthesize new knowledge. In the book, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership,” by Harry Kraemer Jr., the

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Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises (Article)

A Financial Times article, Nobel Foundation’s Lars Heikensten: Dealing with Crises dated July 1, 2018, which discusses how to deal with organizational infighting, quotes Harry who sets out four rules for leaders: Set clear expectations about how the team will operate; the leader must communicate these expectations repeatedly; everyone should be held accountable for their actions, and there must be clear consequences for

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Donald Jacobs, influential dean at Northwestern’s business school, dies at 90 (Article)

  Donald Jacobs pushed Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management into the upper echelon of business schools as Kellogg’s dean from 1975 until 2001. “This is the guy who literally put the Kellogg business school on the map,” said Harry Kraemer, a student of Jacobs’ in the 1970s, a former CEO of Baxter International Inc. and now an adjunct professor on

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