The Human Capital Institute, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Offer 'Leadership as Performance' Networking Event

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Chicago GSB), and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management today announced that Harry L. Davis, a professor of creative management at Chicago GSB, will speak at the latest in a series of ongoing B-School Network and Learn events for the Greater Chicago business community.

Leadership is performance, and performance can be learned

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (Chicago GSB), and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management today announced that Harry L. Davis, a professor of creative management at Chicago GSB, will speak at the latest in a series of ongoing B-School Network and Learn events for the Greater Chicago business community.

The networking breakfast event will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM CT, in the Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Davis' presentation, "Leadership as Performance," will explore how leaders can draw the interest and support of employees by tapping into the art of performance. Professor Davis will show how assuming three discrete performance roles, actor, director, and playwright, helps drive leadership.

"Leadership is performance, and performance can be learned," said HCI's President & Executive Director Allan Schweyer. "At this fascinating and informative session, Harry Davis will share an innovative business concept that session attendees can immediately put into practice in their organizations."

Harry L. Davis is the Roger L. and Rachel M. Goetz Distinguished Service Professor of Creative Management at the University of Chicago's GSB. He has been a member of the GSB faculty since 1963. In addition to his research and teaching in the areas of consumer behavior, marketing management, business strategy, new product development, industrial marketing, leadership, and creativity, he has introduced many innovative executive education programs in the U.S. and abroad, including: the first core leadership program of any top-rated M.B.A. program in the country, opening the first international campus of the Chicago GSB in Barcelona, Spain, where he was deputy dean for GSB M.B.A. programs, and the Management Lab (a.k.a. The New Product Laboratory).

Davis has served on several boards of directors in both the public and non-profit sectors; currently he is a trustee and member of the executive committee of the National Opinion research Center at the University of Chicago, a national organization devoted to large-scale social research in the public interest. His scholarly research has appeared in a number of top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing.

Davis received an A.B. in sociology in 1958 and an M.B.A. in marketing in 1960 from Dartmouth College. He earned an A.M. in sociology in 1969 and a Ph.D. in marketing in 1970 from Northwestern University. He served as deputy dean from 1983 to 1993.

Professionals interested in attending the Chicago event should call 866-538-1909 or visit HCI's website to register. For a list of Human Capital B-School events at prestigious universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, please visit "Events" at http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

About the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business is one of the world's leading business schools. Since its establishment in 1898, it has transformed the way business is done around the world, and the way business is taught. Chicago GSB was the first school to offer a Ph.D. in business; the first to create a scholarly business journal; the first to offer an executive MBA program; and the first to have a Nobel laureate on its faculty. The school offers full-time and part-time M.B.A. programs; a Ph.D. program; open enrollment executive education and custom corporate education. Chicago GSB has campuses in London and Singapore in addition to two campuses in Chicago. For more information, please visit: http://www.ChicagoGSB.edu

About The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University:

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was founded in 1908 and is widely recognized as a global leader in graduate business education. The school is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and MBA students from around the world. The Kellogg School includes the Full-time, Part-time and Executive MBA programs and the non-degreed Executive Education Program. The school offers three joint degree programs: the JD-MBA, MD-MBA and MEM-MBA. Additionally, the Kellogg School has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada. For more information, please visit: http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu

About The Human Capital Institute:

The Human Capital Institute is a global think tank, educator, and professional association defining the agenda and setting the pace for the new business science of human capital management. With over 52,000 members in over 40 countries, HCI offers a new association framework that cuts across the silos of recruitment, HR/OD, finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and IT. We provide key executives, line managers and human capital professionals with the newest education, most effective tools and best practices in talent strategy, acquisition, alignment, engagement, deployment, measurement, and retention.

Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise.

The future belongs to leaders with innovative ideas and strategic knowledge. We invite you to learn, share and grow your career with HCI's comprehensive resources, and join our high-achieving, forward-looking membership community. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

Press contacts:

University of Chicago

Graduate School of Business

Allan Friedman

773-702-9232

Northwestern University

Kellogg School of Management

Peggy King

847-491-2112

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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