Professor Nancy J. Adler has been ranked #23 in the leadership professionals category in the 2015 Global Gurus Ranking.
Since earning her doctorate at UCLA in 1980, Nancy J. Adler has become a leading authority on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She holds the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal. The author of ten books and more than 125 articles, Professor Adler received McGill's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management -- and was one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. Professor Adler has drawn on her passion for painting to explore new approaches to management and leadership. She writes that leaders and managers can achieve their aspirations and begin to address corporate and global issues through reflection and artistry. She explains that art offers a rich vocabulary that helps people move beyond the limiting conventional language of management. "I finally realized that creating the type of world we want to live in," she explains, "will remain impossible if we continue to use our normal management vocabulary. Accounting, economics, and finance cannot express our yearnings for the world. So, little by little, I've begun to introduce managers to artistic language and processes to support their global conversations and leadership."
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