Episode 22: Bruce Harreld

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined with Bruce Harreld, the 21st President of the University of Iowa, the second largest University in the state and a member of the Big 10 Conference. President Harreld has a unique background as a former officer and director of The Boston Consulting Group, a senior officer of Kraft Foods, President and board member of Boston Market, and Senior Vice President of IBM.  President Harreld served on the faculty of Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA, as well as an adjunct business professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he developed the first-ever MBA course on Strategic Use of Information Technology.

Episode 22: “Higher Education in Crisis – Leading Forward Together”

President Harreld brings an incredible amount of experience, not only as an educator, but also as a business leader in strategic transformations, turnarounds, building new businesses, cultural change, and translating strategic ideas into organizational action, all qualities considered to be invaluable especially during these difficult times.

“Good leaders think about things in two different ways; lead with the facts, use your mind and be analytical; and secondly with your heart. I know we have this data but what’s the right thing to do in terms of our values?”

Please join us in this episode of Leadership Reimagined, “Higher Education in Crisis – Leading Forward Together,” as we speak with Bruce Harreld, where he shares with the audience his leadership through COVID-19 at the University of Iowa, his communication strategy and steps taken to keep the community safe, which he considers to be his guiding light during these unprecedented times.

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