The commercial world demands ethical decision-making and sound judgment. Regulators too are holding corporations to higher standards. So how do boards and senior management ensure that every decision that has been made goes through a thorough process? Has the board considered elements of conflict of interest and have board members evaluated the impact of the decisions they make? Have they considered the reputational implications that could result from the decisions that have been made? The program will also examine Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram’s seminal experiment that demonstrated that the vast majority of people will follow orders from a perceived authority figure. The program will consider the implications of this finding for employee behavior. It will also look at how organizations can shape employees’ behavior and create the ‘right’ culture.
- Understand the decision-making process
- Appreciate the reputational implications of decisions made
- Understand drivers of behavior for teams within organizations
- Learn how to create the desired organizational culture
Nabil El-Hage is founder and CEO of AEE International LLC, dba Academy of Executive Education (“AEE”), a company he founded after serving nearly 10 years on the faculty of Harvard Business School (HBS) where he served as Professor of Management Practice and as Senior Associate Dean for External Relations. At HBS, he taught courses in corporate finance, private equity, corporate governance, and real estate. Nabil has also been appointed Professor of Practice at Asia School of Business in collaboration with MIT, where he teaches Corporate Finance as well as Ethics & Corporate Accountability. Nabil is also a seasoned executive, having been CEO of a Private Equity-backed company for nearly a decade and CFO of two public companies. He currently serves on four boards of directors and two Boards of Advisors, including a property & casualty insurance company and a life insurance company-affiliated $50-billion mutual fund complex.
CEO, AEE International LLC;
Professor of Practice, Asia School of Business
Board of Directors.