Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) February 6, 2009
Erika Hayes James, PhD, an expert on two critical issues facing today's corporate and political environments: crisis leadership and workplace diversity, announces the launch of her new Web site http://www.erikahayesjames.com.
Erika James is an impassioned speaker, teacher, and consultant on these topics. Her work in crisis leadership explores the competencies necessary to lead organizations throughout the life cycle of a business crisis. And her diversity research addresses gender and racial inequities in the workplace, as well as firm responses to allegations of discrimination.
Her engaging and provocative style along with her relevant subject matter has made Erika an in-demand guest on radio news talk shows such as NPR, and the subject of business and professional publications including BusinessWeek, Fortune magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and her recently featured cover story in Women MBA magazine's special Women of Color issue.
An engaging and provocative teaching style has earned Erika accolades from the MBA students she has impacted at two of the top-ranked business schools in the world: The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and Harvard Business School at Harvard University. Prior to these appointments Dr. James has also served on the faculty at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
In addition, she pioneered a new position at Darden--Associate Dean of Diversity, in order to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty and students.
On her newly launched Web site, http://www.erikahayesjames.com, you can link to her published case studies and simulations, view a video clip from a recent interview on Crisis Leadership, hear a Darden podcast and an NPR interview, and read an excerpt from her highly anticipated new book, Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis.
"It is an exciting time for businesses right now, with domestic and global challenges to confront. The rising stars in the leadership arena will be the women and men who tackle those challenges with grace and integrity, and are able to manifest opportunities from those challenges for themselves and their organizations." -- Erika Hayes James, PhD
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