SMITH BRAIN TRUST — How well could your organization handle a surprise vacancy in the C-suite? Perhaps not well at all. A recent global survey from the ManpowerGroup found that 87 percent of organizations "have not identified future leaders to fill critical roles."
Undergraduate students in the new Management and Organization Society at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got a lesson in leadership from J. Gerald Suarez, Professor of the Practice in systems thinking and design and a leadership fellow at the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC). Before joining Smith, Suarez was the Director of Presidential Quality in the George W.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Do not wait for permission to be a leader. J. Gerald Suarez, Smith School Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design, says individuals can take charge of their future and act as leaders, regardless of their positions within an organization.
University of Maryland President Appoints Business School Associate Dean Gerald Suarez to Professor of the Practice
College Park, Md. – Nov. 23, 2009 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that university President C.D. Mote has appointed J. Gerald Suarez, associate dean of external strategy, to Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design.
Broadcast Dates: Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. | Jan. 25, 7:30 a.m. | Jan. 26, 4:30 a.m. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a group of University of Maryland students is hoping it will be worth big money, too. The undergraduate students started a project call Shutters 4 Scholars that is showcasing photos of children in orphanages in Ukraine to help drive donations to support the orphans’ education.
Between the ages of 15 and 18, many orphans in Ukraine fall victim to drugs, prostitution and even suicide as they are forced to the leave the orphanage and transition into adulthood. But a group of University of Maryland undergraduates in theQUEST program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is out to make a difference in those young lives. At the start of the fall 2008 semester they set out to figure out a way to help the orphans in Ukraine benefit from the opportunities of higher education.