> Nicolaj Siggelkow, PhD David M. Knott Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, The Wharton SchoolResearch Interests:Competitive strategy, firms as systems of interconnected choices About Nicolaj Nicolaj Siggelkow is the David M. Knott Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is the co-director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at Wharton and the former department chair of Wharton’s Management Department. He studied Economics at Stanford University and received a PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. In 2008, he received the Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award for the most significant paper published in ASQ five years earlier. In 2013, Nicolaj was elected as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. Nicolaj is a member of the editorial review boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Strategic Organization. He has been the recipient of multiple MBA and Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Awards, including the Class of 1984 Award presented to the faculty member with the highest teaching rating in the MBA classroom. His 2019 book is titled Connected Strategy, which is also the focus of his current research. Nicolaj has been involved in a large range of open enrollment and custom executive education programs on strategy, including programs for AXA, Citibank, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Munich Re, PepsiCo, Progressive, and Sanofi-Aventis. Read full faculty bio on Wharton websiteExecutive Education Programs TaughtAdvanced Management ProgramWharton’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. Business Essentials for ExecutivesAccelerate your career with an in-depth understanding of the core concepts that drive business in every industry. Tap into the minds of Wharton’s world-renowned MBA faculty to become a stronger, more decisive leader. Chief Human Resources Officer ProgramThis immersive, nine-month experience is designed to prepare HR leaders to reach beyond the traditional scope of human resources — recruitment, compensation, benefits — to tackle broader initiatives that extend across all sectors of the organization. The rigorous curriculum includes interactive online sessions and on-campus electives and offers a path to alumni status for qualified individuals. Effective Execution of Organizational StrategyAcademic DirectorAdvance your ability to expertly orchestrate the critical execution of your company’s strategies. Work alongside your global peers while building structured, actionable plans — specific to your organization’s culture — to achieve buy-in, create powerful incentives, and overcome your most challenging execution obstacles. 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. 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The CFO: Becoming a Strategic PartnerThis program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and extend your influence across the organization. You will enhance your ability to impact your organization's strategy and value creation. Wharton ESG Executive Certificate for StrategistsRise above the rhetoric and lofty promises to effect real change. Learn how to formulate, advocate for, and implement strategies that address ESG factors and apply the relevant research and tools to lead ESG strategy integration for your firm. This advanced certificate is designed to quickly catapult professionals to the forefront of ongoing ESG decision making, empowering them to act as informed, prepared catalysts for change.