Michael Useem

Professor Michael Useem is the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. He teaches MBA and executive-MBA courses on leadership and change management, and offers programs on leadership, teamwork, governance, and decision making for managers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has presented programs and seminars on leadership and change with numerous companies and organizations including: American Express, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder Companies, National Football League, and U.S. Department of Justice. Useem is the author or co-author of several books, including Boards That Lead and The Leader’s Checklist.

Past Appearances

Leadership in Action: December 13, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Corrado Cancedda (Director of Botswana Univ. of Pennsylvania Partnership, Strategic Advisor for Academic Partnership, Center for Global Health, Univ. of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, December 13, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Leadership in Action: November 29, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Michael Brown (CEO and Co-Founder, City Year) and Callie Brownson (Offensive Quality Control Coach, Dartmouth Football) on the Thursday, November 29, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Leadership in Action: November 8, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Ayodele Gansallo (Senior Staff Attorney; Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, HIAS Pennsylvania), Dale Russakoff (Reporter, The Washington Post), and Kyle Nel (CEO, Uncommon Partners) on the Thursday, November 8, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Leadership in Action: November 1, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Stanley McChrystal (RETIRED GENERAL, STAN MCCHRYSTAL) on the Thursday, November 1, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Leadership in Action: October 18, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Uzi Hanuni (CEO, Maxtech) and Patricia Lenkov (Founder & President, Agility Executive Search) on the Thursday, October 18, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Leadership in Action: October 4, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin (Senior Writer, Inc.) and Bruce Goldfarb (President and Chief Executive Officer, Okapi Partners) on the Thursday, October 4, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Leadership in Action: September 27, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Ty Seidule (Colonel, Professor and Head of Department of History, United States Military Academy) and Kyle Schroeder (Founder, The Cremo Company) on the Thursday, September 27, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Leadership in Action: September 20, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh, Michael Useem, and Jeff Klein are joined by Kelly Palmer (CLO; Co-Author of “The Expertise Economy”, Degreed ) and Nigel Travis (Chairman, Author of The Challenge Culture, Dunkin’ Brands) on the Thursday, September 20, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Leadership in Action: September 13, 2018

Hosts Anne Greenhalgh and Michael Useem are joined by Steve Kess (VP of Global Professional Relations, Office of the Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein), John Henessy (Chairman, Alphabet), and Jeffrey Dorfman (Doctor, The Center for Special Dentistry & 1dentist LLC) on the Thursday, September 13, 2018 edition of Leadership in Action.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: June 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Evelyne Kruger (Project Manager, IMPaCT Community Health Workers), Jill Feldstein (COO, IMPaCT Community Health Workers), Felix Mormann (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law), Daniel Kammen (Professor of Energy; Founding Director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment., University of California, Berkeley), Amy Sepinwall (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics), Tobias Wolff (Law Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Howard Kunreuther (James G. Dinan Professor of Decision Sciences and Public Policy; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center; Co-Author of “Mastering Catastrophic Risk”, The Wharton School), Michael Useem, and Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton) on the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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Professor Michael Useem is the Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School. He teaches MBA and executive-MBA courses on leadership and change management, and offers programs on leadership, teamwork, governance, and decision making for managers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. HeRead More

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From Leadership Ventures to a weekly radio show, Prof. Michael Useem wants to help everyone improve their leadership skills.
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