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Leadership and General Management

Leaders are rarely, if ever, born, and leadership is not a one-time event. It exists as a continuum in time, and its development is a process that takes time. At Fisher, we are dedicated to creating future global leaders that take advantage of and fulfill opportunities by honorable means.

We nurture these future leaders through our rich academic curriculum and leadership opportunities in the Fisher program, professional organizations and corporations, and the community at large. Known as advanced and innovative in their fields, with significant contributions to research and the development of leadership theory and practices, Fisher faculty set the standard of excellence in training future leaders who have outstanding personal and professional values, as well as well-defined ethical principles.

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  	Roy J. Lewicki

Roy J. Lewicki
Negotiation dynamics

The Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus, Roy J. Lewicki, has been awarded various outstanding teaching awards and is a leading scholar in negotiation, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, trust, and management and executive leadership.

Dr. Lewicki consults with leading corporations, including Limited Brands, Siemens, and Cardinal Health, and is founding editor of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. He recently won a Best Book Award as co-author of Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts.

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Anthony Rucci
Leadership effectiveness

Professor Anthony Rucci joined Fisher College of Business after a 25-year career as an executive officer with three Fortune 500 companies: Baxter International, Sears Roebuck and Co., and Cardinal Health. His roles have included global responsibility for corporate strategy and business development and legal and investor relations, among other leadership positions.

He has managed corporate strategy, investor relations, government affairs, corporate branding, procurement, human resources, ethics, security, real estate, and aviation at a global level. In addition, Rucci has been chairman of the board of Sears de Mexico and dean of the business college at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Steffanie L. Wilk

Steffanie L. Wilk
Strategic human resources management

Professor Steffanie Wilk teaches the "Strategic Management of Human Assets" elective, which is well received by Fisher MBAs. Our students find the course, which is case-oriented, highly interactive; it is an excellent opportunity to learn how to think strategically about human assets within the organization, drawing on Dr. Wilk’s specialized expertise in human resources and organizational behavior.

Before joining Fisher, Dr. Wilk taught at the Wharton School of Business for 11 years.

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