Join Professor Linda Ginzel, who will share a new take on executive development that provides the tools to develop your leadership skills and improve your life.


Jay Suites - Fifth Avenue
2nd Floor
15 West 38th Street
New York, New York

Event Details

This event is open to all alumni and guests.

Linda Ginzel will introduce her new book, Choosing Leadership. Choosing Leadership will debunk common myths about leaders and encourage 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.

Professor Ginzel has been choosing leadership long before she decided to write this book. From pioneering the volunteer student council at Gorman Junior High School in Colorado Springs, establishing the first Psi Chi Chapter at Denver's Metropolitan State College, creating the business of customized executive education at the Chicago's Booth School of Business and founding the influential nonprofit organization KID. Her mission is to guide others in how to be wiser, younger.


$30 - admission

$45 - admission and a copy of Choosing Leadership


Register Online

Deadline: 11/6/2019

Speaker Profiles

Linda Ginzel (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

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.

Ginzel is the co-founder 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 now available.


Denise Dilley 
Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations