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Sigal Barsade

Sigal Barsade, PhD

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests:Organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership

About Sigal

Sigal Barsade has been on the faculty since 2003, and prior to that was a faculty member at Yale University for 10 years. Dr. Barsade has been engaged as a speaker or consultant to numerous large corporations across myriad industries such as Cisco, Coca Cola, Coldwell Banker, Comcast, Deloitte, Del Monte, Estee Lauder, Google, Hertz, Hitachi, IBM, KPMG, Lincoln Financial, Magna PowerTrain, Merrill Lynch, the NBA, the NFL, Office Depot, Penske, State Farm Insurance, Sunoco, US Trust, and Wyndham Worldwide; health care and biopharma organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis and Penn Medicine; public and not for profit corporations such as the OECD, World Economic Forum and the United Nations; as well as to small entrepreneurial organizations.

The focus of her research expertise, speaking and consulting practice is organizational culture, emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, organizational change, teamwork and leadership. Professor Barsade is an award winning researcher and teacher whose academic expertise enables her to integrate cutting edge research tools and knowledge into practical use. She has published in the top academic research journals in her field, and has served on the editorial boards of the Administrative Science Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Organization Science. She is also often interviewed by, and has her research referenced in the general media, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Time Magazine, US News & World Report, International Herald Tribune, AP Wire, Forbes, LA Times, Politico, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company, Slate, NPR Radio, ABC, CBS and CNN News as well as numerous national and regional news outlets.

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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

Wharton’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.

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.

Effective Execution of Organizational Strategy

Advance 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.

Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey

This program meets in three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – CEIBS in Shanghai, China; the Wharton School in Philadelphia; and IESE in Barcelona, Spain. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.

Global Strategic Leadership

Lead 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.

High-Potential Leaders: Accelerating Your Impact

Academic Director

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.

Leadership and Management Certificate Program

This 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 Care

Academic Director

Expand 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.

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.

The Adaptable Leader: Leading in a Virtual World

Expand and strengthen your leadership capabilities by learning how to cultivate and inspire high-performing teams — even in a virtual environment. Tap into your personal strengths while building an invaluable network that supports you throughout your career.

Women’s Executive Leadership: Business Strategies for Success

Gain invaluable insight into the sophisticated business and leadership concepts that will help you propel your career forward while actively maintaining a work-life balance. Advance and inspire with clarity, confidence, and conviction.