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An archive of past Breakfast Club topics and speakers

People Analytics: Are you measuring up?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Presenter
Tim Ringo
Fisher College of Business, guest Speaker

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Description

Tim Ringo is one of the leading global practitioners in HR Transformation and the co-author of Calculating Success (Harvard Business Review 2012), what Dave Ulrich and Tom Davenport consider the ‘definitive book’ on people analytics. He will share with us why HR need to stop talking and start doing when it comes to creating clear insights into people data. He will use the most recent case studies and anecdotes of how some of the world’s best HR organizations are becoming more commercially oriented by focusing on effective people analytics.

Tim is the Director and UK Market Leader for North Highland Consulting. He has over 20 years’ experience in helping organizations create workforce performance through effective people strategy, processes and technologies. He has successfully implemented large-scale talent management programs that produce measurable results, across most industries and in most geographies, including the Americas, Europe and many parts of Asia.

Previously he was Vice-President and Global Leader of IBM’s Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting practice, based in London. He joined IBM Global Business Services in 2006 after 16 years at Accenture, where he was Executive Partner Human in Accenture’s Human Performance Service Line.

Tim is a Visiting Speaker at Cass Business School, City University, London and The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. In 1990, he earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from The Fisher College of Business.

Bullet 2013

People Analytics: Are you measuring up?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Presenter
Tim Ringo
Fisher College of Business, guest Speaker

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Description

Tim Ringo is one of the leading global practitioners in HR Transformation and the co-author of Calculating Success (Harvard Business Review 2012), what Dave Ulrich and Tom Davenport consider the ‘definitive book’ on people analytics. He will share with us why HR need to stop talking and start doing when it comes to creating clear insights into people data. He will use the most recent case studies and anecdotes of how some of the world’s best HR organizations are becoming more commercially oriented by focusing on effective people analytics.

Tim is the Director and UK Market Leader for North Highland Consulting. He has over 20 years’ experience in helping organizations create workforce performance through effective people strategy, processes and technologies. He has successfully implemented large-scale talent management programs that produce measurable results, across most industries and in most geographies, including the Americas, Europe and many parts of Asia.

Previously he was Vice-President and Global Leader of IBM’s Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting practice, based in London. He joined IBM Global Business Services in 2006 after 16 years at Accenture, where he was Executive Partner Human in Accenture’s Human Performance Service Line.

Tim is a Visiting Speaker at Cass Business School, City University, London and The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. In 1990, he earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from The Fisher College of Business.
Who leaves, where to, and why worry? Employee mobility, entrepreneurship, and effects on source firm performance.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Presenter
Ben Campbell
Assistant Professor of Management & Human Resources
Fisher College of Business

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Description

What types of employees are most likely to leave, what types of firms are they most likely to join, and what are the competitive ramifications for the focal firm’s performance? Entrepreneurship influences and outcomes are important economic factors, however, most economists’ research and models have not accounted for entrepreneurship in a holistic view of economic change and growth.

Professor Ben Campbell's research focuses on the attraction, retention and development of human capital in entrepreneurial firms and how human capital strategies impact firm performance in entrepreneurial environments. He is currently serving as a chair of the Early Career Development Committee of the Sloan Industry Studies Program and is a founding member of the Human Capital Conference. Professor Campbell earned his PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from The Ohio State University.
Personal Leadership Effectiveness

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Presenter
Jeffery Ford
Lecturer in Management
Fisher College of Business


Description

Personal Leadership Effectiveness is about POWER. The POWER STAR© shows the five interrelated practices of personal leadership effectiveness that begin to close the gap between what we say can be accomplished and what actually is accomplished.

Learn from Professor Jeffery Ford’s research and teaching that focuses on personal leadership effectiveness, particularly in leading and managing change.

Professor Ford is award-winning author of The Four Conversations: Daily Communication that Gets Results, and Deadline Busting: How to be a Star Performer in Your Organizations, his research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Harvard Business Review and Organizational Dynamics.

Join us at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business for a free breakfast and preview of Professor Ford's management topic Personal Leadership Effectiveness - an example of Fisher College of Business Executive Education Conversations and Delegation course offerings.
Business Ethics: The Challenge of Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

Friday, March 22, 2013

Presenter
David E. Freel
Lecturer in Management
Fisher College of Business

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Description

Business decisions bearing ethical consequences can be extremely difficult.  Using a framework for ethical decision-making process can assist in achieving a best-practice result.

David E. Freel is the former executive director of The Ohio Ethics Commission who now lecturers in the Masters of Business Administration program at The Fisher College of Business on topics related to business ethics, leadership and personal integrity.

Join us at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business for a free breakfast and preview of Professor Freel's upcoming session in the Executive Education  Management Certificate Course.
Doing the Elevator Speech without the Elevator

Friday, February 22, 2013

Presenter
Marc Ankerman
Sr. Lecturer in HR Management
Fisher College of Business

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Description

Can you sell yourself in 30 seconds or less? In order to give the elevator speech you have to know yourself, know your audience and deliver a concise message.

Marc Ankerman has been in HR training and education field for over 28 years. He has designed, developed, and implemented a variety of educational sessions including: sales training, presentation and writing skills, customer service, creative problem solving, orientation and on-boarding programs.

We suggest you look at two of the upcoming programs Professor Ankerman will teach: Executive Communication:Conveying Confidence and Credibility and the Management Certificate Course.
2013 Economic Update

Friday, January 25, 2013

Presenter
Dr. Steve Buser
Professor of Finance
Fisher College of Business

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Description

How strong is the US economy and how are each of the major sectors of the US economy performing? How serious are internal risks to the US economy, such as the health of the banking system and concern over mounting federal debt? How serious are external risks to the US economy regarding the financial condition of European nations? Are there emerging opportunities as well as potential risks for the US economy? If so, which sectors of the US economy stand to gain the most from such opportunities?

Bullet 2012

The Values-Based Leader: Key Success Factors

Friday, June 22, 2012

Presenter

Deborah Mitchell, MBA PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing
Fisher College of Business

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Description

Values are a critical aspect of identity. Effective leaders know how to surface and manage their own values as well as those of key stakeholders, ensuring alignment between beliefs and behavior. But while values are bedrock for success, often we not aware of their content or power--particularly during a period of change. In this talk, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Deborah Mitchell, MBA PhD will share a framework for surfacing and managing values. Professor Mitchell will draw on her value-assessment research and experiences that span from her most-recent work at University of Wisconsin-Madison to work with corporate contacts internationally---insights shared will include new material from her 2012 consulting in Egypt.

Digital Marketing Strategies and Innovation

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Presenter
Nancy Kramer
Chairman & Chief Culture Officer, Resource Interactive

Michael Bills
Executive Director, The Innovation Initiative, The Fisher College of Business

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Description

Fisher and Resource Interactive have joined forces to develop one of the first courses to combine nationally recognized academic rigor with leading digital marketing expertise from industry.  Nancy Kramer and Michael Bills present topics from Digital Marketing Strategies and Innovation Online their project-based, team-based, distance experience and the key learnings that participating executive teams will gain. The presentation will also include highlights from one of the first course modules featuring Resource CEO Kelly Mooney and her co-author on the book - "The O.P.E.N. Brand", Dr. Nita Rollins.

Creating a High-Performing Teams

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Presenter
Professor Larry Inks discusses critical components in a high-performance team as well as ways to improve team performance in your workplace.

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Creating a high-performing team means turning individual talent into a collective powerhouse. It's not necessarily working harder, but it is working strategically smarter so no one part is greater than the whole. As a manager, creating a high-performance team can be a challenge; however, the pay off of effective leadership will prove a worthwhile cause.

2012 Economic Update

Friday, January 13, 2012

Presenter
Dr. Steve Buser
Professor of Finance
Fisher College of Business

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Video

Description

How strong is the US economy and how are each of the major sectors of the US economy performing? How serious are internal risks to the US economy, such as the health of the banking system and concern over mounting federal debt? How serious are external risks to the US economy regarding the financial condition of European nations? Are there emerging opportunities as well as potential risks for the US economy? If so, which sectors of the US economy stand to gain the most from such opportunities?

Bullet 2011

Understanding Segmentation

November 3, 2011

Presenter
Dr. Leslie Fine, Marketing Professor
Fisher College of Business

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Description
As the adage says, “You can’t be all things to all people.”

However, with marketing that is well positioned and targeted you can be the right thing for a segment of customers.

Fisher Marketing Professor Leslie Fine will share highlights from her one-day seminar on Marketing Strategy that will aid you in reaching your best potential customers.

Boomer Headlines and Headlights:
Getting into the Head and Habits of the Boomer Consumer

May 13, 2011

Presenters
Mechele Flaum and Martin Gertler of BoomerHead

Description
Of all Nielsen tracked categories, it was reported this year that 95% are dominated by Boomers. The largest, most powerful demographic in America, Boomers are unlike any generation that has come before them. This fastest growing age group is still young in market terms and cannot be thought of as one homogeneous demographic. Boomers will be a major consumer influential group for at least 20 more years, are continually searching for new products and services, and can be converted to new brands and to new ways of doing things. Not enough attention is paid to fully maximizing brands and messaging with this target and leveraging the enormous influence they have within their own group as well as with younger demographics.

Going Green – Getting Beyond the Hype

April 22, 2011

Presenter
Dr. Neil Drobny, Lecturer of Management & Human Resources

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Description
Perceptual Barriers to Effective Leadership and Communication

Join us in examining some of the personal obstacles that must be dealt with in order to actualize one's leadership capacity, and to identify some of the constraints that prevent organizations from achieving extraordinary performance.

What Might I Be Missing?

March 28, 2011

Presenter
Dr. Jay Dial, Clinical Associate Professor of Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

Description
Update on the evolving response of the business world to issues related to the emerging green economy. Topics include fossil fuel demand, supplies, prices and impacts, the status of alternate energy technologies, global water shortages, the drive to zero waste, and green buildings. These topics presented from a strategic point of view emphasize the business case for green business practices that are emerging around the world.

The Effect of Consumers' Stereotypes on Person-Brands and Their Products

February 11, 2011

Presenter
Dr. Shashi Matta, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Fisher College of Business

Description
Do consumers judge a product based on the person who created it or represents it?

Please join us as Fisher Marketing Professor Shashi Matta talks about his latest research about “person-brands” (a person whose name is strongly associated with the production and creation of the product). Professor Matta studies how consumers’ stereotypes affect their perceptions of person-brands and evaluations of product quality, and how these effects persist even after consumers try / use these products. This research has implications for how firms manage marketing communication for person-brands.

What’s Next for the US Economy?

January 14, 2011

Presenter
Dr. Steve Buser, Emeritus Professor of Finance, Fisher College of Business

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Description
The recession is officially over but is there still risk of a double dip?  Many politicians and even some economists have expressed alarm over the rapid growth the US money supply and the federal debt leve. Yet other economists have continued to call for additional monetary ease and even another round of stimulus spending which would produce even larger federal deficits.  What are the potential benefits and potential risks of such policies?  And how does major federal legislation, such as the extension of the Bush tax cuts, factor into the equation?  These and other topics are discussed.

Bullet 2010

The Move toward International Accounting Standards – What it Means to You!

December 17, 2010

Presenter
Marybeth Shamrock, Managing Director for Advisory Services, KPMG

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his program will include a discussion about the process, milestones, and challenges of moving toward truly international standards of accounting. The focus will be on the practical implications of the changes for business allowing time for your questions and comments.

This session is co-hosted by Fisher's Office of Global Business and CIBER.

They Said What?? Communicating Through Crisis

November 12, 2010

Presenter
Elizabeth Heller Allen, Chief Communications Officer, Huntington

Description
When the stakes are high—and the anxiety is higher—communications are key to maintaining brand equity and protecting reputations. With some astonishing real- life examples of the good and the bad, crisis communications expert Elizabeth Allen guides us through managing some of the toughest communications challenges in the digital age.

What I Didn't Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World

October 20, 2010

Presenters
Dr. Jay Barney, Chase Chair of Excellence in Corporate Strategy, Fisher College of Business

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Description
So often, strategic planning efforts turn out to be academic exercises that have little or no impact on a firm's actual strategy. This session will identify common reasons for this disconnect, and identify some approaches you can take to make your strategic planning efforts more effective.

Behavior Matters

May 14, 2010

Presenter
Dr. Anil Makhija, David A. Rismiller Professor in Finance, Fisher College of Business

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Since executives play an active role in making decisions regarding corporate policies, how do their personal preferences and biases affect their firms? This behavioral approach is in contrast to the traditional manner in which corporate policies, such as leverage, are based solely on economic considerations dealing with firm, industry and market characteristics. We illustrate the impact of behavioral considerations with an example about what the personal leverage of a CEO tells us about corporate leverage.

The Service Profit Chain

April 16, 2010

Presenter
Mr. Michael D. Smith, Director, Initiative for Managing Services, Fisher College of Business

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Description
What is it that enables some service businesses or organizations to exceed the performance of so many others on a consistent basis? Authors James Heskett, Earl Sasser and Len Schlesinger have captured an important set of observations and tools from those service organizations with industry leading performance. What they have found is profound and, sometimes, counterintuitive. The leaders of these companies produce consistently superior financial results, but they are not managing the numbers; they are leading people who achieve the numbers.

The Service Profit Chain can best be described "backwards." That is, the chain begins at the end with the long term financial goals of the organization (typically, sustained growth and profitability) and then works backward to determine what things have to occur to produce sustained growth and profits. Unraveled all the way to the beginning, the Service Profit Chain "concludes" that an essential ingredient in this success is Internal Service Quality. How we treat our people, and how they take care of each other are inseparable from sustained growth and profitability. Providing the tools and training to be successful in their jobs, a view of how their individual roles fit into the bigger picture, and a fair and equitable set of recognition and rewards are requirements, not "nice to haves," in reaching the organizations goals.

Join us as Mike Smith, Director of Fisher's Initiative for Managing Services, spends the morning explaining the authors' views, and those of others, regarding the Service Profit Chain.

The Role of Ethics in Business Today

March 12, 2010

Presenter
Dr. Roy Lewicki, Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor, Dept. of Management & HR, Fisher College of Business

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It's no secret that the state of ethics in organizations been declining over the years. But why? Are the leaders who have been indicted on ethical issues inherently bad people?

Professor Roy Lewicki discusses the role of ethics in business today as well as ways to build an ethical organization by mitigating potential obstacles to creating an ethical climate in your workplace.

Data Breach: Staying Out of the Headlines

February 4, 2010

Presenter
C. Matthew Curtin, CISSP, Lecturer, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Founder, Interhack Corporation

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Data breaches make front page headlines and move stock prices. Information security is no longer an issue for the IT department. The media runs quotes from government officials on the adequacy of security programs. Fines are levied. The breached entities get subpoenas, rather than sympathy. Customers and boards of directors demand better performance. Listen as one noted national voice analyzes actual breach events to outline a pragmatic approach to both the policy and technical controls needed for effective information security.

Life After the Recession of 2008-09

January 15, 2010

Presenter
Dr. Stephen A. Buser, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Fisher College of Business, Appointee to the Obama-Biden Transition Team

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Description
Dr. Buser's third annual economic update will address the following questions:

How long will it take the US economy to fully recover from the recession of 2008-09? When the recovery is complete, will all sectors of the US economy be back to their pre-recession condition? If not, which sectors will be weaker and which will be stronger?

Bullet 2009

Developing Leadership Excellence Through Service

December 4, 2009

Presenters
Jeni Britton, Founder, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Bruce Harkey, Executive Director, Franklin Park Conservatory
Sharron Kornegay, Public Affairs Manager, Abbott Nutrition
Dr. Tony Rucci, Clinical Professor, Management & Human Resources, Fisher College of Business
Randy Schoedinger, CEO, Schoedinger Funeral Service

Description
Personal and professional development go hand-in-hand which is why we have partnered with Leadership Columbus to bring you a panel discussion with community leaders. You will hear their thoughts on the key skills that business leaders need today and why service is an important component of professional development. Whether through an educational leadership development program or through a non-profit board position, our diverse panel will present the most influential development opportunities they've experienced.

We will also hear from them on why they believe leaders serving in community service roles is good for their organizations, a good thing for the community, and an important part of their own personal leadership development.

Lean Won't Work in MY Company!

November 13, 2009

Presenter
Gary Butler
, Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business

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We know what you're thinking: "Lean won't work in my company. The auto companies are doing it and most of them are in trouble. It works great when you are making parts and putting them together but that is not what we do. It's a manufacturing program, it does not work for service providers, the military or other types of businesses."

Join us for this Breakfast Club program to find out why these are myths, who is using Lean and why it will work for you. Gary Butler, former executive at Eastman Kodak Company and current Executive in Residence at the Fisher College of Business, will teach you more about Lean methodologies, discuss ways to help you implement Lean principles at your company and ways to get others on board.

Using Social Media in Today's Business Environment

October 9, 2009

Presenters
Ed Billmaier - Sr. Director, Relationship and Interactive Marketing, Scotts
Michael Bills - Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business
Joanne Dehoney - Senior Director, Technology Enhanced Learning and Research, The Ohio State University
Kim Ratcliff - VP, Paul Werth Associates

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Description
With so many new technologies it is often difficult to determine which types of social media could be best utilized by your company to communicate with your customers and the greater public. With these new technologies also comes the need to formalize a policy and structure on how to use them.

Our experienced panel of experts will be presenting best practices in the use of social media in the areas of customer engagement, reputation management, and crisis management. We will also discuss ways to measure the effectiveness of these tools as well as best practices in policy and security.

Building High Performance Business Relationships

September 11, 2009

Presenter
Dr. Doug Lambert, Raymond E. Mason Chair in Transportation and Logistics; Professor of Marketing & Logistics; Director, The Global Supply Chain Forum, Fisher College of Business

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In an environment characterized by scarce resources, increased competition, higher customer expectations, and faster rates of change, executives are turning to partnerships to strengthen supply chain integration and provide sustainable competitive advantage. Partnering provides a way to leverage the unique skills and expertise of each partner and may also "lock-out" competitors.

Partnerships, however, are costly in terms of the time and effort required. Consequently, a firm cannot and should not partner with every supplier, customer or third-party provider. It is important to ensure that scarce resources are dedicated only to those relationships which will truly benefit from a partnership. Yet, many organizations become involved in relationships that do not meet management expectations and/or which end in failure.

How can managers determine, in advance, if a potential relationship is one which will result in competitive advantage, and is worthy of the time and resources needed to fully develop into a partnership? Further, all partnerships are not the same. How does management know what type of partnership would provide the best pay-off? These questions may be answered by utilizing the partnership model presented in our new book, Building High Performance Business Relationships.

This session will present an overview of the partnership model, which provides a structured and repeatable process to effectively and efficiently build and maintain tailored business relationships that may become an asset for executives looking for competitive advantage.

Maximizing Engagement During Change

May 19, 2009

Presenter
Dr. Larry Inks, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business

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This session will help you understand and identify real estate opportunities during all economic cycles. You will gain important insights on real estate trends and how to take advantage of them in local, domestic and international markets.

Innovation

April 10, 2009

Presenter
Michael Bills, Executive in Residence, Fisher College of Business

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Leading edge companies, in reaction to disruptive and seismic shifts in the marketplace and to ensure their businesses' ongoing viability, are increasingly investing in Innovation Processes. This ever-evolving effort to differentiate their products, services and brand perception is a relatively new approach to concept creation that has required the establishment of new practices and methods and the inclusion of multiple areas of expertise. This type of thinking is radically different from traditional, silo-oriented structures and linear work/product delivery processes historically found in most organizations.

This session will help you to develop an understanding of the theory and application of Innovation processes and a framework for its commercial application across various types and formats of businesses. We will explore emerging trends in innovation methodologies and how it has been successfully (and unsuccessfully) applied to the evolution and development of new and existing products, services, brands, business concepts and processes.

Resilient Today, Sustainable Tomorrow

March 20, 2009

Presenters
Dr. Bhavik Bakshi, Research Director of the Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University
Dr. Joseph Fiksel, Executive Director of the Center for Resilience, The Ohio State University

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According to the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, enterprise resilience is a critical success factor for U.S. industries to achieve sustainable growth in the global economy. Resilience is "the capacity to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change." By making the right strategic choices today, a company can position itself to compete effectively and avoid painful disruptions in the future. In particular, the pressures of environmental and social responsibility cannot be ignored. Breakthrough innovations are needed to enable continued growth and profitability with reduced environmental impacts, fulfilling the promise of "green jobs."

The speakers will discuss the challenges of measuring and managing corporate sustainability, drawing upon their experience with companies in a broad range of industries. They will explain how the reliance of a business on environmental resources can be measured in terms of the "supply chain footprint," including carbon emissions, water use, energy use, and other resource indicators. Based on their research, Ohio State is about to release a new "life cycle assessment" tool that enables rapid sustainability screening of new technologies and business models. For example, the tool has been used to show the energy and environmental trade-offs for biofuels based on renewable resources.

International Relations: Middle East

February 24, 2009

Presenters
Dr. Rick Herrmann, Director, Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History
Dr. Margaret Mills, Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

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What is ahead for the United States in the Middle East? Drs. Herrmann, Mansoor and Mills will discuss where the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are headed and how U.S. relations with Iran are likely to develop. Looking at the lessons that should be drawn from the past and how new elections in Iraq, Israel, and Iran may change the scene; the panel will identify what they see as unfolding in the region and how this will impact international security and the global economy.

Economic Recovery: How Strong? How Broad? And Most Importantly, How Soon?

January 23, 2009

Presenter
Dr. Stephen A. Buser, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Fisher College of Business, Appointee to the Obama-Biden Transition Team

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Dr. Buser will briefly review the origins and current status of the major issues facing the US economy. He will then discuss potential programs for addressing current economic issues, such as bailouts, stimulus packages, and monetary policy. Finally, Dr. Buser will review standard measures for tracking the progress of recessions, and he will identify specific indicators that are likely to be especially significant for this particular economic recession.

Bullet 2008

The Business of Good

December 12, 2008

Presenters
Tim P. McCarthy, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Tim F. McCarthy, Free Hand Foundation

Description
The younger McCarthy, who is building Columbus' most successful new fast food chain, Raising Cane's, will cite specific ideas for your business to "do well by doing good." The older Tim will use his private foundation's experience in funding, counseling and providing business services to non-profits to teach how they can "do better by doing business."

Subprime Crisis: Mass destruction and derivatives

November 20, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Rene M. Stulz, Fisher College of Business

Description
The wealth lost because of default on subprime mortgages is small compared to the overall destruction of wealth caused by the subprime crisis. Dr. Stulz will explain why the subprime mortgage losses were amplified in the way they were by the financial system. He will also pay special attention to the role of the originate-to-distribute banking model, mark-to-market, and derivatives, especially credit default swaps. The emphasis is on understanding the nature of the crisis rather than its technical aspects.

2008 Election Analysis

October 24, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Herb Asher, The Ohio State University

Description
Dr. Herb Asher will discuss how the presidential and congressional election outcomes may affect Ohio, central Ohio and the local business community. He will discuss the presidential campaign strategy and tactics and then consider what is happening to Ohio's congressional delegation in Washington DC.

Managing the Hidden Employees

September 19, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Tom Bishop, Fisher College of Business

Description
Many organizations are improving organizational performance and profitability with the help of improved analytical skills and methods of data analysis. This talk will focus on optimizing organizational performance through the application of the Shewhart and Deming management theory to manufacturing, service, and administrative processes.

The management theory employs fundamental, easy to apply, statistical concepts and methods of data analysis to improve quality, productivity, and customer satisfaction, and to reduce error rates and costly rework. Several case studies will be discussed illustrating the practical application of the theory and concepts to health care, financial and manufacturing organizations.

Economic Impact on the Real Estate Market

May 16, 2008

Presenter
Kenneth Gold, Fisher College of Business

Description
This session will help you understand and identify real estate opportunities during all economic cycles. You will gain important insights on real estate trends and how to take advantage of them in local, domestic and international markets.

Decision Making

April 16, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Pat West, Fisher College of Business

Description
This session will help you to undercover hidden traps in decision making and we will discuss things you can do to avoid them.

Innovation Imperative: A Multi-Level Approach to Discovery

March 7, 2008

Presenter
Jean-Francois Rischard

Description
This presentation starts by looking in detail at what's behind the unprecedented rate change and complexity that increasingly overwhelms human institutions, minds and mindsets. It then discusses how innovation is the only way out, and how the resulting innovation imperative concerns four levels: innovative individuals, innovative companies, innovative countries, and innovative planetary management.

The innovation agenda at each of these levels calls for a specific reversal of values: more developed right brain skills for individuals; flatter and more innovation-friendly structures for companies; more activist, vision-driven government leadership for countries; and out-of-the box, alternative global problem-solving methods for the planet. But all four levels have one thing in common when it comes to innovation: the need to abandon traditional, orthodox navigation methods and adopt innovative, unorthodox ways of doing things.

February 15, 2008

April 16, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Larry Robinson, Fisher College of Business

Description
Pricing is the moment of truth---all of marketing comes to focus in the pricing decision. But strategic pricing is about much more than just setting prices. There are many issues which require attention in arriving at the pricing strategy and tactics for any organization. Yet, few managers who participate in setting and implementing pricing strategies have any formal training in this very important business activity.

The Coming Recession: How Bad Will It Be?

January 18, 2008

Presenter
Dr. Stephen A. Buser, Fisher College of Business

Description
Dr. Buser will discuss recent events and trends in the US economy such as declining housing values, continuing problems in mortgage markets, increasing gas prices, the decline in the value of the US dollar, the trade deficit and the federal government deficit. Dr. Buser will also identify and discuss key economic indicators that will signal if and when a recession is eminent and how long and how severe the recession will last.

Bullet 2007

Managing Multiple Projects

December 7, 2007

Presenter
Dr. Nick Hall, Fisher College of Business

Description
The management of multiple concurrent projects requires making difficult decisions about priorities. Working in small teams, we will use a hands-on simulation game to compare several different approaches to setting priorities. First, we will compare (a) a traditional priority approach and (b) a traditional multitasking approach. Then teams will be encouraged to develop and test their own creative approaches that perform better than either of the traditional approaches. This game is widely used in Executive Education courses in project management.

Business Watch Forum

October 19 , 2007

Presenters
Don DePerro, Publisher, Columbus Business First
Dominic Cappa, Editor, Columbus Business First

Description
Panel Discussion focused on Workforce Development and keeping young, skilled workers in Columbus. Michael Camp (Academic Director of Center for Entrepeneurship, Ohio State University), Ty Marsh (President and CEO, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce), and Robert Bickis Jr. (Owner/Broker, reSource Real Estate).

Discussion of Third-quarter survey by Business watch, which was taken to gauge the sentiment of central Ohio executives on Workforce Development and more specifically the issue of keeping young, skilled workers in Columbus.

Creating Value for the Customer

September 27, 2007

Presenter
Peg Pennington, Fisher College of Business, Fisher College of Business

Description
If you've recently had the opportunity to purchase a new TV chances are that you had to research the process, coordinate the installation and were subject to numerous visits to your house have your TV properly installed. Very little of your time spent on the process was value added. Everything we do within an organization should be to create value for the customer. This Breakfast Club discussion will demonstrate how your corporation can add value for the customer by giving them what they want, reducing problems, and not wasting their time.

Juggling the Competing Demands of Quantity & Quality

May 17, 2007

Presenter
Dr. Steffanie Wilk, Fisher College of Business

Description
Service workers, those who interact with outside or inside customers, are often caught in the squeeze between the competing demands of quantity and quality. This Breakfast Club discussion will highlight the latest research on how these competing demands affect service workers and what management can do to mitigate the negative effects.

Building a Powerful Brand

April 26, 2007

Presenter
Dr. Shashi Matta, Fisher College of Business

Description
In this age of information overkill and message overload, how do you capture a unique share of your consumers' mind pie? This Breakfast Club discussion highlights two tools that can help accomplish just that – building and sustaining a strong brand through consumer insight and integrated marketing communication.

Green Business 101

February 28, 2007

Presenters
Neil Drobny, Adjunct Faculty, Fisher College of Business; Executive Director, Keep Franklin County Beautiful
Greg Cunningham, Director of Environment, Health & Safety; Limited Brands
Kevin Malhame, Co-Founder, The Northstar Cafe
Mark Corna, President, Corna-Kokosing Construction Company

Description
The news is full of stories about companies adopting green practices, mainly because they have discovered there is a strong business case for doing so. Learn what several local companies are doing to be green, why they are doing it, and what you can do to be green and competitive.

Coming Changes in Workforce Demographics - Are You Ready?

February 2, 2007

Presenter
Ken Kunkleman, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Description
For the first time in the history of work, there are four generations employed in the workforce simultaneously. Demographic trends also predict a shortage of workers, and more significantly, a shortage of the right workers who have the skills companies need to compete. What are the implications of this multigenerational workforce for you and for your organization? How will companies remain competitive in this changing environment?

Bullet 2006

Big-Bang Marketing Research

November 16 , 2006

Presenter
Rick Heggs, Battelle

Description
Innovation requires viewing the world differently… challenging the status-quo and taking risks. Join Rick Heggs from Battelle as he discusses innovation and how leaders can instill a culture in which taking risks and challenging tradition is expected and rewarded.

Business Watch Forum

October 13 , 2006

Presenters
Don DePerro, Publisher, Columbus Business First
Dominic Cappa, Editor, Columbus Business First

Description
Panel Discussion focused on the impact of various proposed solutions by both gubernatorial candidates: Dr. Herb Asher (Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, Dr. Steve Buser (Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University), and David Hansen (President, the Buckeye Institute)

Discussion of Third-quarter survey by Business watch, which was taken to gauge the sentiment of central Ohio executives on the state's business and quality-of-life climates ahead of the gubernatorial election. The survey has been administered to c-level executives by Business First for the past 10 quarters.

Increasing Office Productivity

May 4, 2006

Presenter
Dr. Peter Ward, Fisher College of Business

Description
Underlying all of the tools and buzzwords that abound, organizations with excellent operations follow a few simple rules that lead to continuous improvement. Although these rules can be applied in any sector, our discussion will emphasize making office processes lean.

Records Risk Management

April 6, 2006

Presenters
Patrick Turner, Fisher College Of Business
James Arnold, KPMG LLP
Charles Arp, Battelle
Eugenia Brumm, Ross Products
Dan Jones, Honda Of America
Tom Skoog, KPMG LLP

Description
Today's corporate environment and culture demands an increased focus on risk management and corporate governance. Risks can take many forms, such as financial risks, technological risks, and legal or regulatory risks. This Breakfast Club discussion will provide attendees with information critical to developing best practices for records management.

Is Your Organization Living in the Past… or Taking Action for the Future?

February 10, 2006

Presenter
Jeff Rodek, Chairman, Hyperion Solutions

Description
In today's unforgiving business climate, customers, employees and investors expect more of the organizations in which they place their trust: they must close the gap between stakeholder expectations and actual performance. In this session, we will explore the past, present and future of Business Performance Management.

Making Strategy Work

January 27, 2006

Presenter
Dr. Jay Anand, Fisher College of Business

Description
Practicing managers report that most firm strategies fail due to inadequate analysis and unforeseen implementation challenges. In this session, we will explore and examine the underpinnings of strategy and the organizational requirements for its implementation

Succession Planning

January 6, 2006

Presenter
Dr. Larry Inks, Fisher College of Business
Dr. Joe Marth, Citi Cards

Description
This session will introduce a straightforward, objective, and competency-based model for succession management that incorporates many best practices. Participants will be invited to share their reactions to this model and share their own models and experiences with succession programs in their organizations.

Bullet 2005

Big-Bang Marketing Research

November 17, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Greg Allenby, Fisher College of Business

Description
Big-bang research gets behind the day-to-day indicators of success to learn when business plans and decisions are particularly effective. In this session, we will discuss new developments in measuring and characterizing extreme responses for marketing strategy.

Strategic Networking

October 20, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Roy Lewicki, Fisher College of Business

Description
Learn ideas about how to build a network, how to build trust, and how to use a network to manage change. Dr. Lewicki's presentation offers valuable perspective on achieving success with business relationships at both personal and organizational levels.

Supply Chain Management

September 30, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Doug Lambert, Fisher College of Business

Description
Learn about a framework that has been developed over a period of 10 years with the support of 15 major global organizations that are members of The Global Supply Chain Form at Fisher College of Business. The framework is being implemented in companies such as Coke and 3M

So...What is Your Firm's Core Competence?

May 19, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Jay Barney, Fisher College of Business

Description
The concept of core competencies is widely used and abused. Part of the problem reflects unclear definitions of what constitutes a company's core competency.

Why is Accounting So Darned Complicated?

April 22, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Dick Dietrich, Fisher College of Business

Description
Why is accounting so prominent in today's business world? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Why are annual reports filed with the SEC now more than 100 pages long?

IT Trends and What They Mean to You

March 17, 2005

Presenter
Thornton May — IT futurist

Description
America's leading IT futurist takes you beyond technology trend watching and guides you into the exciting world of technology trend creating.

Has the U.S. Economy Fully Recovered?

February 17, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Steve Buser, Fisher College of Business

Description
Trends in various industries and the roles of the federal deficit and the trade deficit are featured in this economic outlook on 2005.

Can Consumer Driven Health Care be the Remedy for Rising Costs?

January 28, 2005

Presenter
Dr. Roger Blackwell, Fisher College of Business

Description
An engaging analysis and discussion of America's health care funding crisis and solutions to reverse the trends and lower costs to a level that makes health care affordable and American firms competitive yet again.