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Buffalo Business - Autumn 2014

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Former Southwest CEO, Morning Star exec headline leadership conference National and regional executives shared their expertise with more than 170 area leaders from business, health care, higher education and nonprofit sectors at the inaugural con- ference hosted by the School of Management's Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE). The sold-out event, "Leadership 2.0: New Frontiers in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness," was held on May 19 at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and author of Do the Right Thing: How Dedicated Employees Create Loyal Customers and Large Profits, and Paul Green Jr., director of the Morning Star Self-Management Institute at the Morning Star Company, which was identified by Harvard Business Review as "the most creatively managed organization in the world," served as keynote speakers. Parker, who steered Southwest through the airline industry's most turbulent times following 9/11, shared leadership insights that have made the Southwest formula so successful, while Green, one of the primary architects of the Morning Star approach, offered a glimpse into the organiza- tion's remarkable leadership system, giving attendees exam- Buffalo Business Autumn 2014 ples of how self-management and shared leadership can pro- duce remarkable innovation and results. A panel discussion on leadership and organizational effectiveness featured Joe Green, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Moog; John Koelmel, presi- dent, HarborCenter; and Virginia Oehler, program advisor on leadership and director of the health leadership fellows program, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. Breakout sessions highlighting faculty research focused on how leaders could apply findings to their teams and organizations. The event concluded with networking at a cocktail reception. Visit for more information on CLOE. x U.S. News and Bloomberg Businessweek again rank School of Management In two new rankings, U.S. News and World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek have again ranked the School of Management as a best business school. In March, the School of Management was ranked No. 74 out of 453 MBA programs surveyed, up another spot from last year's 14-place jump. The MBA ranking is part of U.S. News and World Report's ranking of "America's Best Graduate Schools." The ranking is based on three major areas: quality assess- ment, placement success and student selectivity. In addition, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the School of Management in April as one of the nation's "Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2014." Five sources contributed to the undergraduate ranking: a student survey (30 percent), a recruiter survey (20 percent), median starting salaries for graduates (10 percent), the num- ber of graduates admitted to 35 top MBA programs (10 per- cent), and an academic quality measure (30 percent). x S t a r t u p s Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, was a keynote speaker at the "Leadership 2.0" conference hosted by the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness. Photo: Tom Wolf

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