Gregory P. (Greg) Shea, PhD

Greg Shea

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.


Leading Successful Change

Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work

In this essential guide, authors Gregory P. Shea and Cassie A. Solomon deal with the real reasons change efforts fail — and how that failure can be avoided. They argue that change — real change — means changes in behavior and that the work environment itself is the greatest obstacle to making behavioral change stick. They reveal a tested method for leading successful change, which they have developed over a combined 50 years of helping organizations do just that.


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

Examine the complex interpersonal and strategic issues involved in successfully spearheading change across your organization. Gain frameworks, models, and perspectives on leadership and change management that can be applied to your unique challenges.

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.