> Michael Useem, PhD William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management; Professor of Management; Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management; Editor, Wharton Leadership DigestResearch Interests:Catastrophic and enterprise risk management, corporate change and restructuring, leadership, decision making, governance About Michael Michael Useem is the William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His university teaching includes MBA and executive-MBA courses on management and leadership, and he offers programs on leadership and governance for managers in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He works on leadership development with many companies and organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leader’s Checklist; The Leadership Moment; Executive Defense, Investor Capitalism, Leading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India Way and Leadership Dispatches; co-author of Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy (Wharton Digital Press) and co-author of the forthcoming Catastrophic Risk: How Corporate America Copes with Disruption (Oxford University Press). Mike is also co-anchor of the weekly program “Leadership in Action” on SiriusXM Business Radio. Read full faculty bio on Wharton websiteExecutive Education Programs TaughtAdvanced Management ProgramFaculty ChairWharton’s flagship leadership program is a transformational and immersive program for senior executives who are at the peak of their careers. This intellectually rigorous and highly experiential program will define you as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Upon completion, you will be granted highly sought-after Wharton alumni status. Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for SuccessAcademic DirectorEnsure 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. Boards That Lead: Corporate Governance That Builds ValueAcademic DirectorBased on the book Boards That Lead, this executive education program provides the latest thinking from some of the world’s most knowledgeable and dynamic boardroom leaders on how directors can make a leadership difference. CEO Academy®Developed through a partnership between Wharton Executive Education and the CEO Academy®, this program provides CEOs with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers in a dynamic setting and enhance their leadership and strategic decision-making skills. Corporate Governance: Essentials for a New Business EraAcademic DirectorAcquire critical management tools and gain new insight into the duties and nuances of board service. Learn how to forge partnerships with company officers to strengthen financial return, conduct better enterprise risk management, and achieve governance diversity during these complex times. Executive Development ProgramAscend to greater levels of management by honing your business acumen in multiple core competencies and advance your strategic decision-making capabilities to think faster, smarter, and more creatively. Intensive executive coaching from Wharton’s world-renowned faculty prepares you to lead your organization through the massive disruption happening in industries everywhere. Global Strategic LeadershipLead your organization through the shifting global marketplace by building strategies that outmaneuver unpredictable trends and outperform the competition. Gain the insight necessary to predict future scenarios and create the global advantages required to drive success. HR Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human CapitalThis two-month online certificate program delves into topics that will help you to become a more strategic HR partner by gaining a holistic understanding of how HR management and data analytics intersect. Leadership and Management Certificate ProgramThis four-course online certificate program will help leaders across the organization reach new levels of success. Both individuals and larger teams can access cutting-edge management concepts from nine world-class Wharton faculty. With flexible start dates, each fully online course runs 4–6 weeks in duration. Leadership in a New Era of Health CareExpand your capacity to navigate higher and more complex levels of leadership in the health care sector. Appraise and analyze your current organizational culture and discover opportunities for change. Leading through Challenging Times: From Crisis to RenewalAcademic DirectorEffective 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. Leading with Business AnalyticsBecome a more skillful data-driven leader for your organization and discover new ways to accelerate and enhance your organizational influence as an analytics executive. Management Development Program: Develop Your Managerial MindsetReach your potential as a manager through this six-month program that blends hard and soft skills into one holistic learning experience, culminating with a live three-day on-campus experience. Strategic Thinking and Leadership – Middle EastDiscover sources of competitive advantage and drivers of sustainability. Strengthen your ability to think and act strategically; create a leader’s checklist to guide your execution of the strategy; and prepare yourself, your team, and your organization to compete, grow, and succeed. Strategy and Management for Competitive AdvantageCreate and sustain competitive advantages that propel your company forward during the most challenging times. Learn to make the crucial hard choices and tradeoffs that position your company for success while strengthening your customer relationships. Wharton/ASIS Program for Security Executives: Making the Business Case for SecurityThis 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. Women on Boards: Building Exceptional LeadersExplore how to navigate the politics and culture of the boardroom and discover how to make your voice heard in this program that will give you a strong foundation for serving in your first director role. Mike Useem's latest book reveals how some of the world’s most prominent business leaders resisted short-term pressures to successfully manage their organizations for the long term, and in turn, aim to create more jobs, more satisfied customers, and more shareholder wealth. Professor Michael Useem talks about corporate board leadership.