Former IBM vice president, Michael Markovits, presents on global leadership

2011-02-19 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA’s Polaris Lecture Series presents Michael Markovits. Markovits, who recently retired as vice president for IBM, will address issues such as how to be an effective leader; how to lead during tough economic times and how to lead diverse teams. Markovits will share his perspective on global leadership and will discuss the characteristics that will most distinguish global leaders into the future.

As IBM’s vice president of business and technical leadership, Markovits was responsible for succession planning, leadership development (including management and executive development), technical and business leadership pipeline management and executive recruiting. Before coming to IBM, Markovits was at General Electric (GE) for 19 years. In his most recent role, he was at GE Crotonville, responsible for GE’s leadership and executive education activities. Prior to that, he led GE Capital’s Center for Learning and Organizational Excellence where he was responsible for training, education and change management globally for GE Capital. Mike has a B.A. from Oberlin College, a master’s in education from Harvard, and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 15, 2011.

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