Please join the International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) and Sandra Waddock (Boston College) for an Intellectual Shaman Conversation with Chris Laszlo (Case Western Reserve University) to discuss the topic “My Journey to Flourishing, with an Excursion into Prospective Theorizing.”
Date: Friday, September 10
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received
The International Humanistic Management Association (IHMA) welcomes you to join Sandra Waddock with Chris Laszlo, Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, for an Intellectual Shamans webinar on Friday, September 10, 2021, at noon EDT. Chris will discuss his own Journey to Flourishing, with an Excursion into Prospective Theorizing.
Prospection (“the mental representation and evaluation of possible futures”) offers scholars a powerful new method for researching with social impact. Quantum science is giving fresh impetus to the idea that prospective theorizing calls forth a reality rather than objectively studying a world “out there”. Chris discusses theory building as well as the ontological and epistemological implications of quantum perspectives in the social sciences. He raises probing questions into what prospective theorizing means for you and for the future of research aimed at tackling wicked problems from climate change to social equity.
The Intellectual Shaman series is hosted by IHMA as a Faculty Development format. It is co-sponsored by the Galligan Chair of Strategy at Boston College.
Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, Chris researches and teaches flourishing enterprise. He is author of Quantum Leadership (2019), Flourishing Enterprise (2014), Embedded Sustainability (2011), and Sustainable Value (2008), all from Stanford University Press. In 2012, he was elected a “Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America™. He is a member of the International Academy of Management and incoming Chair (2021-2022) for the Management, Spirituality, and Religion (MSR) Interest Group at the Academy of Management. He is also a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners, a strategy consulting firm working with senior leaders of family businesses and at global clients such as Bayer, Cisco, and L’Oréal.
In addition to his academic experience and consulting work, Laszlo spent nearly 10 years as an executive at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials, where he held positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary, and vice president of business development. Prior to that, he spent five years with Braxton Associates/Deloitte where he consulted on strategy to global industry leaders.
Laszlo received his doctorate with distinction in economics and management science from the University of Paris. He also holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.
Sandra is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Winner of numerous awards, Sandra has published about 170 papers and 15 books, including Healing the World (Routledge/Greenleaf, 2017) and Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, 2014), and most recently Transforming towards Life-Centered Economics (2020). Current research interests include large system change, corporate responsibility, intellectual shamanism, and management education.