Strategic Management Practices Issues Group

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

May 20, 2011: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

The Strategic Management Practices Issues Group offers a more interactive alternative to Chicago Booth’s alumni roundtables. Attendance at each session is limited to 20 participants, who gather to discuss a strategy topic chosen for that month. Discussion is guided by suggested readings that are relevant to the topic, and by a facilitator who ensures a lively discussion with balanced participation. The group is a great way to challenge your own ideas, gain new perspectives, and get to know fellow Booth alums better. No matter what aspect of strategy your work entails, this forum provides an enjoyable way to sharpen your business acumen. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month, except December, from 7:30 until 8:45 AM.

We hope to see you at our upcoming meeting, where you can update your MBA, interact with fellow Booth alums, expand your professional network ... and still make it to the office by 9:00 AM!


U.S. Trust
The Burnham Rooms
231 South LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Management 2.0 - Is it Possible?

It appears that it's not just the US Congress that is mired in uncertainty. The challenge facing many organizations is how to push toward success when the present gloabal economy still appears unstable. Revolutions in the Middle East, the mounting U.S. deficit, and the runaway costs of health care all ratchet up risk with no clear stabilizing force or resolution in sight. May has historically been a month to celebrate labor, so we have decided to turn our strategic attention toward management.

What is Management 2.0? For this month’s readings, we have selected a few different perspectives on leadership challenges. They are all short, so we hope you will take a look at them all.

Ron Heifetz describes Adaptive Leadership, its associated risks, and why our attachment to authoritative leadership needs rebooting. Gary Hamel’s book, Leading the Revolution (2000) explored ways to reinvent business models in light of the dot com technology bubble; his more recent title is The Future of Management. Our readings also include insights from Bob Thomas at Accenture's Institute of High performing leadership.

Adaptive Leadership

Ron Heifetz on Adaptive Leadership

Can't Innovate? It's Management's Fault (Really!)

Inventing Management 2.0

Turning Experience into Leadership

If you have other articles of related interest, please send them to Rachel Kaberon (, who will post them to our LinkedIn group prior to this month’s meeting. For a summary of past months’ discussions, visit our blog at

welcome suggestions for topics. If anyone has a topic idea or would like to facilitate one of our discussions, please e-mail Rachel Kaberon at We value diverse perspectives and encourage volunteers to lead conversations or participate in article selection.


No Charge


Register Online
There is no fee for attending, but registration closes at 11:59 PM two days prior to the event. Registrations made after this cutoff may not be honored. Attendance is limited in order to keep the discussion manageable. If you register and your schedule changes, please let us know immediately so we can offer your seat to someone else.

Deadline: 5/18/2011


Bob Rieder, '06 

(847) 826-0208