Ira A. Jackson
Dean & Professor of Management, The Drucker School
Keynote: The Responsibility Gap: Social Impacts and Management's Accountability
Dr. Jackson will address the need for effective management and ethical leadership based on consideration of our global situation. He will draw upon the teachings of Peter Drucker to outline an agenda for creating a generation of leaders capable of stepping up to the challenges of our times.
About the Speaker
Throughout his career, Jackson has brought entrepreneurship and excellence to government, higher education, and the nonprofit sector. At the age of 26, he was chief of staff to Boston's Mayor Kevin White. At 32, he was the Senior Associate Dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he helped lead the School during its period of rapid growth and institutional transformation. He left the Kennedy School to become Commissioner of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he was credited with being one of the architects of the "Massachusetts economic miracle." His leadership was recognized by the Massachusetts Taxpayers' Association with their first Lyman Ziegler Award for Outstanding Public Service. Jackson served as Executive Vice President of Bank Boston for a dozen years, during which the company consistently received Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act ratings from federal regulators for leadership in strengthening inner-city communities. Jackson returned to Harvard as the Director of its Center for Business and Government at the Kennedy School and later became the first president of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Atlanta. Prior to joining The Drucker School, he was President and CEO of the Arizona State University Foundation. Jackson received an A.B. from Harvard College, an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, and attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is co-author (with Jane Nelson) of Profits with Principles: Seven Strategies for Delivering Value with Values (Doubleday, 2004), described by Tom Peters as "a stunning achievement...and a survival guide for business executives and a survival guide for capitalism itself."
||Profits With Principles: Seven Strategies for Delivering Value With Values
By Ira A. Jackson and Jane Nelson
Doubleday Publishing 2004
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