Scott DeRue




D. Scott DeRue is the Associate Dean of Executive Education, director of the Sanger Leadership Center, director of the Emerging Leaders Program, and Professor of Management at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Scott has been reported to be among the 50 most influential business professors in the world, and among the top 40 business professors under the age of 40. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of leadership, team performance, and human resource management. His most recent book, Experience-driven Leader Development, uncovers best practices for developing leadership talent at all levels of organizations. His award-winning research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and the Human Resource Management Journal. Scott is a frequent speaker for companies and organizations throughout the world, and is often featured in media outlets ranging from BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He is also the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, a leading journal for research on psychology and human behavior at work. Drawing upon his thought leadership, Scott is often sought out to advise organizations on issues related to leadership, change management, team development, executive selection and succession, and human resource management. His clients span five continents and include Fortune 100 companies, startup enterprises, championship-winning sports teams, and non-profit organizations. Scott is also a managing partner at ChiBor Angels, an angel investment firm. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Scott served in leadership positions at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) and Hinckley Yacht Company. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his PhD. in Management at Michigan State 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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