Sigal Barsade, PhD

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor, Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Emotional intelligence, organizational culture, team dynamics

About Sigal:

An award-winning researcher and teacher, Sigal’s expertise is in organizational culture, emotional intelligence, leadership and top management teams, emotions in the workplace, and group dynamics. Prior to joining Wharton in 2003, Sigal taught at Yale University for a decade. She has consulted and served as a speaker for myriad corporate, public and nonprofit clients, including Comcast, Del Monte, GlaxoSmithKline, Merrill Lynch, the NBA, State Farm Insurance, Wyndham Worldwide and Philadelphia GasWorks. Sigal has served on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Organization Science.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program
An educational partnership between Wharton and the American Bankers Association, this three-year program will arm you with the necessary leadership skill training to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues.

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

GBTA Academy: Global Leadership Professional Program
A joint venture between Wharton and the GBTA Academy, this program addresses both the opportunities and challenges of managing business travel in today's environment. The GLP program aims to provide individuals with the keys to create value for corporations and customers.

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact
Academic Director
Develop the strategic perspective required of global leaders, learn to manage uncertainty and execute your vision, and establish a firm personal foundation that can withstand the pressures of leadership.

Leading Organizational Change
Examine the complex interpersonal and strategic issues involved in successfully spearheading change. Gain frameworks, models, and perspectives on leading change and apply them to your unique challenges.

The Leadership Edge: Strategies for the New Leader
Make the transition from new manager to leader in your organization. Gain insights into your decision- making processes and develop an authentic leadership style that is true to your personality. Find new and effective ways to motivate and inspire your work colleagues and associates.

Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success
Designed specifically for today’s rising female executives, participants will gain business knowledge that will enhance their professional influence and improve their business acumen and leadership skills.