Center For Creative Leadership Presents Ulmer Award to Dr. Nancy J. Adler

Nancy J. Adler is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She consults and conducts research on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and the arts and leadership. She has authored more than 125 articles and produced the film, A Portable Life. Her book, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (5th edition, 2008) has over a half million copies in print in multiple languages. She has edited the books, Women in Management Worldwide and Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy, and written From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview. In addition to her research and writing, Dr. Adler consults with major global companies and government organizations on projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. Professor Adler is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including ASTD’s International Leadership Award, SIETAR’s Outstanding Senior Interculturalist Award, the YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award, and the Sage Award for scholarly contributions to management. Canada has honored Professor Adler as one of the country’s top teachers and inducted her into the Royal Society of Canada. Nancy is also a visual artist and has been an artist in residence at The Banff Centre. The upcoming exhibition of her paintigns (“Reality in Translation: Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management”) will open in Montreal in August. Her paintings are held in private collections in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

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The Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award is named in honor of Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., retired president, for his contributions to CCL and the leadership field, to demonstrate CCL’s commitment to applied research, and to build connections with other professionals whose work and commitments are congruent with CCL’s. An internal committee (Dave Altman and John Ryan) determines the winner. He or she receives $1,500 and a trip to the Center to attend the Research Awards Event.