Event Details

This event has been cancelled.

Join the Cornell Club of Rockland County for a presentation by ILR Professor Samuel Bacharach as he addresses the political and managerial skills necessary to move agendas forward.  He is the author of the book, “The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough”. This presentation on leadership skill is applicable to a variety of personal and professional scenarios, and is beneficial for all alumni.

Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Stony Point NY
Tickets: $10 per person
What’s Included:
Presentation and light refreshments

Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior at the ILR School at Cornell. He has been with the ILR School since 1974.  He has headed the Department of Organizational Behavior on several occasions, and he founded the New York City-based Master of Professional Studies program, which he directed for over a decade. Professor Bacharach is also founder and director of the Smithers Institute, also based in New York City. He has been principal investigator on numerous federal grants and is the author or editor of over 15 books and over 100 academic articles. He is also the author of several popular courses for eCornell on topics such as coaching, negotiation, and organizational change.

He has written a number of non-academic books on leadership. His most recent volume is The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016). Two more books will appear in Spring 2017, also published by Cornell University Press.  He is a regular columnist for Inc.com.

In recent years, his non-academic pursuit has been to train organizational leaders at all levels. His online and offline material has been used by organizations such as University of Virginia, Lehigh University, Cisco, SunGard, PepsiAmericas, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Citigroup, Chubb, Gap, Inc.

This activity has led him to develop the Bacharach Leadership Group, a leadership training company, which he will pursue as he is now downsizing and transitioning from Cornell.

Presentation Overview: The Leader As An Agenda Mover:  When Your Good Ideas Are Not Enough

ideas sometimes never see the light of day. In corporate settings, in
the public sector, and in the world of entrepreneurship, all too often,
ideas never make it through the maze of resistance. It takes pragmatic
leadership to move ideas forward. The problem is that the concept of
leadership is often based on notions of charisma and vision rather than
on the concrete skills of execution. In this talk, based on his recently
published book, The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough,
Professor Bacharach will address the political and managerial skills
necessary to move agendas forward.  He will discuss leadership not as a
style but as a pragmatic, teachable skill.