Bernard Jaworski (Peter Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management)
PhD, Joseph Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh
Why CGU? I love the mission of the Drucker School and the overall quality level of CGU. I am excited to contribute as a member of the CGU community.
Teaches: In the fall semester I will be teaching “Managing Professional Service Firms” and “Managing Client Relations.” Along with my academic career, I also spent 10 years as a senior partner managing a business unit of a global management- consulting firm. So I hope to combine my academic foundation with a perspective on “practice of management.”
Teaching style: I use a variety of approaches—from lectures to case methods to video-based “vignettes.” The key for me is the classroom conversation and the questions that are posed.
Research: I am working on a book that focuses on the principles of “organic growth.” This is a co-authored piece with a former colleague—and co-managing director of Monitor Group. The basic idea is that there are very simple, timeless principles that drive large-scale revenue growth. The problem is that while these principles are straightforward, organization and marketplace dynamics often get in the way of their execution in practice.
Favorite book in his field: I must vote for the “classic”—Peter Drucker’s The Practice of Management. Inspiration: Ideas that challenge the most strongly held assumptions in the field.
Interests outside his field: I love to BBQ (my little cooking club has the fun moniker of “Too Many Cooks”). I also enjoy tennis.