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The inaugural CLOE conference was a huge success. 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 conference 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 the 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 organization’s remarkable leadership system, giving attendees examples of how self-management and shared leadership can produce 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, president, 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.
Tim Maynes, assistant professor of organization and human resources, UB School of Management
Darren Treadway, associate professor of organization and human resources, UB School of Management