Columbia Business School Deploys GLeaM (Global Leadership Matrix) Technology to Address Individual and Organizational Leadership Challenges

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GLeaM, brainchild of Dr. Sheena Iyengar, is revolutionizing leadership education by using new web, mobile, and cloud technology developed by RI enterprise software development company eSavV Technologies.

Dr. Sheena Iyengar, Director of the Global Leadership Matrix

By leveraging new technology in concert with faculty expertise, GLeaM is pioneering a new model of custom education.

The Global Leadership Matrix (GLeaM) Program is the latest innovative initiative by Columbia Business School that is transforming the way leaders are educated about themselves and their organizations. Launched with the mission of delivering leadership education across the globe, while also collecting a global database of leadership traits and organizational networks, GLeaM is creating a synergistic new paradigm for business education and research. The program utilizes web and mobile education software and cloud technology, developed by eSavV, to offer assessments for a variety of leadership topics, including social network analysis, motivational style, and time management.

With over 15 years of experience in the fields of decision making, leadership, and entrepreneurial creativity, Dr. Sheena Iyengar, world renowned expert on the subject of choice and the founder and Faculty Director of GLeaM, explains how new technology is helping innovate education and research. “GLeaM’s initiatives are leveraging cloud computing and web services to offer leadership education to the masses, while also producing highly customized analysis tools to some of the largest global corporations. By leveraging new technology in concert with faculty expertise, GLeaM is pioneering a new model of custom education. Based on the initial successes and feedback, it is clear we are just scratching the surface of the possibilities.”

Among her many accolades, Dr. Iyengar recently spoke at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and has been named one of the fifty most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. She has also been recognized as one of the World’s Best B-School Professors by Poets and Quants. Dr. Iyengar launched GLeaM in 2011 to provide individuals and organizations with research-based assessments on skills vital to leadership at the global level, while simultaneously collecting an anonymous global dataset that will enable groundbreaking research by faculty at Columbia Business School and other academic institutions.

To provide the advanced techniques and technologies to support GLeaM, Columbia enlisted the services of enterprise software development company eSavV Technologies. Michael D. Croft, CEO of eSavV Technologies, explains his partnership with GLeaM and Columbia Business School. “We focus on new web and mobile technology, while also being cognizant of practicality. GLeaM has a wide user base and is growing rapidly and will continue to grow both from a user perspective and feature set. For these reasons, we implemented a web-based software solution in tandem with mobile optimization and cloud computing to allow the application to work properly on specified browsers and devices and to support the global initiative of GLeaM, while allowing access from anywhere in the world with a centralized data set. We are proud to be part of GLeaM’s commitment to advancement, collaboration, and innovative research.”

GLeaM’s standard assessments are available via its free online platform,, with customized versions available as part of executive education and research programs. The assessments collect relevant information using a series of targeted questions before generating a personalized graphical and textual report, which is shown to the user in real-time. The data collected also enables group-level analysis for organizations participating in customized programs. Additional assessments will be launched in the near future.

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