G. Richard Shell, JD

Thomas Gerrity Professor; Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics; Professor of Management; Chairperson, Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School

About G. Richard:

Consistently listed as one of Wharton’s top professors in BusinessWeek’s bi-annual “Guide to the Best Business Schools,” Richard has expertise that covers negotiations, persuasion and strategy. He has taught and consulted for more than 100 businesses and nonprofits including Google, Johnson & Johnson, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and Christie’s. He is the author of three books, including Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People, The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas (co-authored with Mario Moussa), and Springboard: Launching Your Search for Personal Success.

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Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for SUCCESS

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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.

Executive Development Program

Transitioning from functional, unit, or regional management to general management requires knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, leadership, and strategy. This program prepares you for the complexities of organizational dynamics, communication, and leadership.

Executive Negotiation Workshop: Negotiate with Confidence

Academic Director

Identify and understand your own negotiation style and that of others to negotiate more effectively. Learn transformative techniques and acquire practical tools and frameworks that will improve your ability to negotiate both inside and outside your organization.

Global Strategic Leadership

Discover how you can formulate a global strategy for your organization and learn how to execute it with speed and agility. Explore ways of serving customers and leading across borders. Expand your organization’s visionary capacity to inspire greater possibilities for your collective future.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Our interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.

Strategic Persuasion Workshop: The Art and Science of Selling Ideas

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Assess your personal persuasion style, and apply what you learn to your current challenges. This program provides tools to help you advance your cause in the organization, identify and remove barriers to persuading others, and learn the “Art of Woo” — winning others over.

Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

The primary focus of this program is to assist nursing leaders in the effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans. The program includes identifying the key stakeholders and influencing their behavior, learning to manage resources, and knowing when to terminate a task force or project.

Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives: Making the Business Case for Security

This program covers the core concepts of business to broaden your managerial and strategic perspectives, enhance your business instincts, and sharpen your ability to tackle management challenges. It will help you work more effectively with other leaders in your organization and communicate the bottom-line impact of security decisions.