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Author: Adler, Nancy J.
Publication: Advances in Global Leadership
Professor Nancy J. Adler has been selected as one of the world's top 30 leadership professionals for 2014 by Global Gurus International.
Nancy J. Adler
It started out like any ordinary business school lecture. Jack McCarthy, professor of organisational behaviour at Boston University’s School of Management, talked about the dynamics of high-performing teams using jazz musicians as an example. “In jazz, there are chords and notes but the performance requires improvisation: the musicians play off each other and play off the audience.
More and more companies are abandoning traditional organisational structures and creating cross-border teams of people who live and work thousands of miles apart.
But there’s a catch. Nancy J Adler, the S Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, puts it like this: “Interconnectedness through modern technology has deluded many people. There is the false assumption that just because we can reach anyone in the world so easily through e-mail or Skype, we are therefore all the same.”
Deux ans. C’est le nombre d’années d’espérance de vie que nous gagnerions si nous passions moins de trois heures par jour assis, selon une étude américaine publiée en 2012. Selon les auteurs, la position assise prolongée est aussi néfaste pour la santé que le tabagisme ou l’obésité.
Watch Professor Nancy Adler’s Keynote, Leadership Artistry: Finding Beauty in a Fractured World
First presented in Europe as the opening keynote at the PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) Conference, together with leaders from CEEMAN (Central and Eastern European Management Schools) and Challenge Future. The keynote was accompanied by world renowned pianist Diana Baker.
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"Liderando com Maestria: Desenvolvendo a Capacidade de Contribuição Significativa," Revista Interdisciplinar de Gestao Social
Author: Adler, Nancy
Publication: Revista Interdisciplinar de Gestao Social
Kristine Marin Kawamura, PhD, Lead Editor and Interviewer and Riane Eisler, JD and Contributing Editor and Interviewer, interview Nancy J. Adler, S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University.
Read full interview: Cross Cultural Management, 2013
PhD, Management, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), USA
MBA, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), USA
BA, Economics, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), USA
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Dr. Adler is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management. She conducts research and consults on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She has authored more than 125 articles, produced the films, A Portable Life, Reinventing Our Legacy, and Leading Beautifully, and published 10 books and edited volumes, including From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (5 editions), Leadership Insight, Women in Management Worldwide, and Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy.
Dr. Adler consults to private corporations and government organizations on projects worldwide. She has taught Chinese executives in the People's Republic of China, held the Citicorp Visiting Doctoral Professorship at University of Hong Kong, and taught executive seminars at INSEAD in France, Oxford University in England, and Bocconi University in Italy. She received McGill University's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and was one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. Honoring her as one of Canada’s top university professors, she was named as a 3M Teaching Fellow.
Dr. Adler received the Prix du Quebec, Doctor Honoris Causa from Slovenia’s IEDC Bled School of Management, The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Center for Creative Leadership’s Walter F. Ulmer Jr. Applied Research Award, the World Federation of People Management Associations’ Georges Petitpas Award, and was named one of UCLA’s most Inspiring Alumni. She has been recognized with ASTD's International Leadership Award, SIETAR's Outstanding Senior Interculturalist Award, the YWCA’s Femme de Mérite (Woman of Distinction) Award, the Academy of Management’s (AMLE) outstanding article award, and the Sage Award for scholarly contributions to management. She was elected to the Fellows of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management Fellows, the International Academy of Management Fellows, and was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Adler has served on the Board of Governors of the American Society for Training and Development, the Canadian Social Science Advisory Committee to UNESCO, the Strategic Grants Committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the executive committees of the Pacific Asian Consortium for International Business, Education and Research, the International Personnel Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management's International Institute, as well as having held leadership positions in the Academy of International Business, the Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, and the Academy of Management. Dr. Adler served as the co-chair of the Global Forum on Business as an Agent of World Benefit, co-sponsored by the UN Global Compact and the Academy of Management.
Nancy is also a visual artist working primarily in water-based media. Her “Serendipity Suite” and “Reality in Translation:Art Transforming Apathy into Action” exhibitions were held at The Banff Centre and her “Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management” exhibition opened in Montreal. Her paintings are held in private collections worldwide.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Adler, Nancy J. (2012) “Leadership Artistry: Daring to Care,” Organizational Aesthetics, vol. 1 (no. 1), 2012: pp. 5-10.
Adler, Nancy J. and Hansen, Hans (2012) “Daring to Care: Scholarship that Supports the Courage of Our Convictions,” Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 21 (no. 2), pp. 128-139.
Adler, Nancy J. (2011) “Leading Beautifully: The Creative Economy and Beyond,” Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 20 (no. 3), pp. 208-221.
Adler, Nancy J. (2010) “Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management: Leadership Insight,” Journal of Business Strategy, vol. 31 (no. 4): pp. 90-99.
Adler, Nancy J. & Harzing, Anne-Wil (2009) “When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Rankings,” Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 8 (no. 1), pp. 72-95.
Adler, Nancy J. (2006) “The Arts and Leadership: Now that we can do anything, what will we do?,” Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 5 (no. 4): pp. 466-499.
Adler, Nancy J. (2006) “La sagesse mondiale et l’audace de l’espoir,” International Management, vol. 11 (no. 1), Automne: pp. 79-97.
Adler, Nancy J. (2008) “I am My Mother’s Daughter: Early Childhood Influences on Leadership Success,” European Journal of International Management, vol. 2, no. 1: pp. 6-12.
Adler, Nancy J. (2002) “Global Companies, Global Society: There is a Better Way,” Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 11 (no. 3): pp. 255-260.
Books and Edited Volumes
Adler, Nancy J. (2010) Leadership Insight. Milton Park, U.K.: Routledge.
Adler, Nancy J. (2008) International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, 5th edition (with Allison Gundersen) (Mason, Ohio: Cengage). 4th edition, 2002 (Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western Publishing). 3rd edition, 1997 (Cincinnati, Ohio: South- Western Publishing). 2nd edition, 1991 (Boston: PWS-Kent Publishing). 1st edition, 1986 (Boston: Kent Publishing).
Adler, Nancy J. (2009) Team Management Revolution: New management strategy to win international competition. Japanese translation of 5th edition of International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, translated by Kobayashisan. Toyko: Cengage Japan/Doyukan.
Adler, Nancy J. (1980) Re-entry: A Study of the Dynamic Coping Process Used by Repatriated Employees to Enhance Effectiveness in the Organization and Personal Learning During the Transition Back Into the Home CountryGraduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Spring 1980: 339 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. & Izraeli, Dafna N. (eds.) (1994) Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy. Oxford (England)/Cambridge (USA): Blackwell Publishers.
Adler, Nancy J. & Izraeli, Dafna N. (eds.) (1993-94) "Competitive Frontiers: Asian Women in Management" special issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 23 (no. 4): 104 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. & Izraeli, Dafna N. (eds.) (1993) "Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in the Triad" special issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 23 (no. 2): 112 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. & Izraeli, Dafna N. (eds.) (1988) Women in Management Worldwide. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe: 285 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. (ed.) (1986-87) "Women in Management Worldwide" special issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 16 (no. 3-4): 192 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. (ed.) (1982-83) "Cross-Cultural Management: Conceptual Analyses" special issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 12 (no. 4): 173 pages.
Adler, Nancy J. (ed.) (1983) "Cross-Cultural Management: Empirical Studies" special issue of International Studies of Management and Organization, vol. 13 (no. 1-2): 150 pages.
Chapters in Books
Adler, Nancy J. (2012) “Leadership Insight: Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management” in Marshall Goldsmith, Laurence S. Lyons and Sarah McArthur (eds.), Coaching for Leadership 3e: Writings on Leadership from the World’s Greatest Coaches, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: pp. 148-161, 297.
Adler, Nancy J. (2011) “New Times Need New Leadership” in Danica Purg (ed.), Creating the Future: Book of the Times. Bled, Slovenia: IEDC-Bled School of Management: pp. 25-34.
Adler, Nancy J. (2008) “International Business Scholarship: Contributing to a Broader Definition of Success” in Jean Boddewyn (ed.), International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond (Volume 14 of Research in Global Strategic Management; Editor-in-Chief: Alan Rugman). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 327-337.
Adler, Nancy J. (2008) “Global Business as an Agent of World Benefit: New International Business Perspectives Leading Positive Change” in Andreas Scherer & Guido Palazzo (eds.), Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship. Cheltenham, U.K. & Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar: pp. 374-401. Published in paperback, 2010: pp. 374-401.
Adler, Nancy J. (2007) “Organizational Metaphysics: Global Wisdom & the Audacity of Hope” in Eric H. Kessler & James R. Bailey (eds.) Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications: pp. 423-458.
Adler, Nancy J. (2007) “One World: Women Leading & Managing Worldwide” in Diana Bilimoria & Sandy Kristin Piderit (eds.) Handbook on Women in Business and Management. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar: pp. 330-355.
Adler, Nancy J. (2006) “Corporate Global Citizenship: Successfully Partnering with the World” in Gabriele Suder (ed.) Corporate Strategies Under International Terrorism and Adversity. Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar: pp. 177-195.
Adler, Nancy J. (2003) “Shaping History: Global Leadership in the Twenty-First Century” in Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper (eds.), Leading in Turbulent Times: Managing in the New World of Work. Oxford: Blackwell: pp. 302-318.
Adler, Nancy J. (2003) “Global Strategy: Successful Partnering with the World” [re-titled: “Global Companies, Global Society: There is a Better Way”] in Larraine Segil, Marshall Goldsmith, & James Belasco (eds.), Partnering: The New Face of Leadership. New York: AMACOM: pp. 223-230.
Adler, Nancy J. (2002) “Women Joining Men as Global Leaders in the New Economy” in Martin Gannon and Karen Newman (eds.), Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management. Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell: pp. 236-249.
2013: The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
2013: International Academy of Management Fellow, Barcelona, Spain.
2013: Legends of Diversity Honoree, International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals.
2010: Prix du Quebec, Leon Gerin Award.
2010: Georges Petitpas Award, The World Federation of People Management Associations.
2010: Academy of Management AMLE Outstanding Article of the Year, for Adler, Nancy J. & Harzing, Anne-Wil (2009) “When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the Sense and Nonsense of Academic Rankings,” Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 8 (no. 1), pp. 72-95. By 2010, “When Knowledge Wins” became the most highly cited article in management among articles published the same year.
2009: Walter F. Ulmer Jr. Applied Research Award, Center for Creative Leadership.
1996: Women of Distinction (Femme de Mérite), YWCA.
1996: Sage Award for Scholarly Contributions to Management.
1992: Outstanding Achievement Award from Women in World Trade, Boston.
1990: Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, McGill Faculty of Management.
1989: International Leadership Award, American Society for Training and Development.
1985: First Distinguished Teaching Award, McGill Faculty of Management.
2013: International Academy of Management Fellow
1994: Fellow of the Academy of Management
1992: Fellow of the Academy of International Business
1991: 3M Teaching Fellow (top university professors in Canada)