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Gregory Shea

Gregory P. (Greg) Shea, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Management; Senior Fellow, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Leadership, leadership of change, organizational innovation

About Gregory

An award-winning teacher, consultant, and author of numerous books on leadership and change, Greg has expertise that covers organizational and individual change, group effectiveness, and conflict resolution. For over 30 years, he has consulted extensively with senior organizational leaders of companies facing change in industries including telecom, manufacturing, power, digital technologies, financial services, and health care. At Wharton Executive Education, Greg leads program integration in Leading and Managing People, Leading Organizational Change, Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success, and LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow Designation Program. A member of the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association, Greg’s writing has appeared in such journals as Sloan Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and British Journal of Social Psychology.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success

Ensure your competence as a leader and examine the timeliness of your strategic vision. You will learn from the decision-making processes of great leaders and discuss challenges with a network of global peers.

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

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 and Managing People

Engage the principles of human behavior to better influence and lead others. Learn how to avoid your blind spots, examine how your actions affect others, and gain the resources to lead more effectively.

Leading Organizational Change

Academic Director

Expertly lead change initiatives within your organization by learning how to apply actionable steps to overcome resistance, establish greater resilience, and drive positive change behavior. Hone your intuition and develop real-world frameworks by participating in an experiential simulation employed by Fortune 500 executives.

Leading through Challenging Times

Effective leadership in the wake of COVID-19 requires a new leadership skill set. Designed for a new business reality, this program draws on current research from top Wharton faculty. This program offers their fresh insights to teach the mindsets and strategies for fortifying your own leadership and for leading others.

LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) Designation Program

This joint venture between Wharton and LIMRA International, the final component of the 20-credit LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow (LLIF) Designation Program, will help you develop leadership capabilities to meet any challenge.

LMC: Advancing Business Acumen

This program provides business insights to help high-potential managers in the construction industry so they can improve their financial acumen and organizational collaboration.

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.

Leading Successful Change

Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

In this revised and updated edition of Leading Successful Change, Shea and Solomon share success stories from a host of companies including Twitter, Viacom, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, offering a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.