Choosing Leadership: half-day workshop with Prof. Linda Ginzel

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

January 18, 2019: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Booth alumni are cordially invited back to a unique Choosing Leadership half-day workshop on our London campus with Professor Linda Ginzel. 


Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Join Professor Linda Ginzel as she introduces her new book, Choosing Leadership. Choosing Leadership debunks common myths about leaders and encourages you to follow a personalized path to decide when to manage and when to lead. Choosing Leadership puts the responsibility for personal growth and professional development in your own hands. It gives you the opportunity to answer tough questions of yourself, process your own life lessons, reflect on your own experiences, and change your future.

This workshop will get you started on putting words into action. You'll work through some of the activities contained in the book to create your own personal definition of leadership and figure out a plan for 'what next' for you, your colleagues and communities. You'll have fun reflecting on your own experiences and building collective wisdom with the group.

Hear from Professor Linda Ginzel on Choosing Leadership.



Includes a signed book, refreshments and a networking reception after the workshop.


Register Online

Limited places available!

Deadline: 1/18/2019

Speaker Profiles

Linda E. Ginzel (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, Chicago Booth

Linda E. Ginzel has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1992. She specializes in negotiation skills, managerial psychology and executive development. Recent interest is focused on what she terms Leadership Capital: the courage, wisdom and capacity to decide when to manage and when to lead. In 2000 President Clinton awarded her a President's Service Award, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems. She is also the two-time recipient of the James S. Kemper Jr. Grant in Business Ethics.

In addition to her responsibilities at Chicago Booth, Ginzel is the president of Kids In Danger, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. She also served as director of the Consumer's Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports. She is a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science, as well as a member of the Academy of Management.

Ginzel received her bachelor's degree with distinction and Summa Cum Laude in psychology from the University of Colorado in 1984. She studied experimental social psychology at Princeton University where she earned a Master's degree in 1986 and a PhD in 1989. While working on her PhD, she also worked as senior consultant in training and development for Mutual of New York's Group Pensions and Operations Center. Ginzel has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She received the 2011 Faculty Excellence Award, the Inaugural Global Hillel Einhorn Teaching Award in 2013 and was named an Impact Professor by the class of 2014.

Ginzel's book, Choosing Leadership, is available fall 2018.


Jenny Eriksson