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Art and Leadership

Nancy J. Adler

Professor Nancy J. Adler is a pioneer in the increasingly important integration of art and design with business and societal leadership. She has brought artistic approaches into her work with managers and executives worldwide for more than a decade.

During the 20,000-member Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal, Professor Adler made a series of presentations on her work. McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management proudly supported the world premiere of Professor Adler’s art exhibition, "Reality in Translation: Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management", featuring a distinctive selection of her paintings and monotype prints. Watch Professor Adler's Distinguished-Speaker lecture on “Leading Beautifully: The Creative Economy and Beyond” here. Read her articles on Leading Beautifully”, "The Art of Leadership" and“ “Finding Beauty in a Fragmented World”.

View her Leadership Insight journal (published by Routledge), and her short film “Reinventing Our Legacy” produced by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Beverly Shaffer.