Maxim Sytch




Maxim Sytch is an Associate Professor and a Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow in the Department of Management and Organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Previously, he was a lecturer in the Department of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Selected as one the 40 Best Business Professors under 40 in the World by Poets & Quants in 2014, Maxim Sytch is an expert on leadership and organizational issues within firms. His recent research focuses on how networks of collaboration and conflict within and between firms affect individual and firm outcomes. He examines how firms can effectively manage and leverage connectivity within and across organizational boundaries to enhance performance. This research has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, California Law Review, California Management Review, Managerial and Decision Economics, Organization Science, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. His work has also been covered by, BusinessWeek, The Brunei Times, Harvard Business Review Online,, Reuters, and Yahoo News. In 2010, his study examining dynamics of influence in patent infringement litigation won the Best Paper Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, another study, which examined the relationship between network communities and firms’ invention productivity, was a finalist for the Best Paper Award at the Israel Strategy Conference. In 2009–2010, Maxim Sytch moderated an online Leadership Seminar in collaboration with the Washington Post. He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, and the Strategic Management Society and serves on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He won the Outstanding Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science in 2014 and 2015, respectively. In 2014, Maxim Sytch won the Ross Executive Education Teaching Impact Award for open enrollment programs. He also advises and speaks to corporations worldwide. Some of his recent engagements include clients such as Bank of America, Bank Mandiri, Banque Saudi Fransi, Bosch, Chicago Public Schools, Chrysler-Fiat, Grainger, ICBC, Masco, Morgan Stanley, NextGen, Novartis, Oracle, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Schneider Electric, and TRW. Prior to entering academia, Maxim Sytch worked in the financial sector for Merrill Lynch and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation. He holds a Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Aug 21st 2017

This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority. You will learn about effective ways to build, develop, and sustain a power base in your organization. You will also learn influence tactics that enable you to be more persuasive and influential in working with your superiors, peers, and even subordinates. In addition, you will learn how to build and maintain high-quality relationships to further maximize your informal power and ability to influence others. Importantly, you will distinguish between influence and manipulation and learn how to protect yourself from the unwanted influence of others.

Average: 7 (26 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

In this course, you will learn how to create a shared vision for your team and effectively communicate it to your teammates. You will also learn how to set effective goals and expectations in a way that best enables your team to attain the shared vision. Finally, you will understand the most important needs and drivers of performance across cultures, and will learn to align rewards with desired behaviors so that your teammates are motivated to attain the team’s objectives.

Average: 6.8 (10 votes)
Aug 14th 2017

In this course, you will learn best practices for selecting, recruiting, and onboarding talent. You will also learn about the key approaches to measuring performance and evaluating your employees. In addition, you will learn how to develop and coach your talent so that they can realize their full potential at work. Altogether, you will gain a thorough understanding of the complete cycle of managing talent and creating a robust talent pipeline for your team and organization.

Average: 6 (7 votes)

Aug 14th 2017

In this course, you will learn how to build your team, improve teamwork and collaboration, and sustain team performance through continuous learning and improvement. Specifically, you will learn best practices for composing a team and aligning individual and team goals. You will also learn how to establish roles, build structures, and manage decision making so that your team excels.

Average: 7 (13 votes)

Learn critical leadership skills that enable you to inspire and motivate individuals and teams, specifically in Arts and Culture organizations. Offered by the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in collaboration with National Arts Strategies Senior Management Institute, this course focuses on equipping senior leaders of arts and culture organizations and/or nonprofits with the critical skills for inspiring employee engagement and performance while motivating people to adjust behavior and embrace change.

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