Students Learn from Real World Leaders

Executives from multinational enterprises have joined Notre Dame College business faculty to teach students successful leadership requires more than top-down management tactics.

An executive vice president from Parker Hannifin, general manager from The Ritz Carlton, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and members of the College’s Board of Trustees are some of the distinguished business managers who have helped lead sessions of the cross-disciplinary special topics course BU391: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership.

“Bringing outside speakers to the Notre Dame campus is a wonderful way to create new relationships, increase exposure for the College and help expand our students' real world education,” said Notre Dame President Thomas G. Kruczek.

The guest lecturers discuss their career progressions, core values and leadership styles and in so doing demonstrate successful management as a process among people working together productively in a group. They impart emotionally intelligent leadership as a learnable skill based on developing healthy and effective relationships.

The course, offered for the first time in fall 2015, is team taught by Kruczek; Stephen M. Hotchkiss, MBA, associate professor of international business; and William L. Leamon, MBA, MOD, MHR, assistant professor of entrepreneurship.


Some of these leaders, including Board of Trustee members, share some thoughts on pages 28-29.

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