More about Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Harvard Business School, and is currently a professor of management at the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and Co-director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the University of Delaware.
Wendy’s research focuses on strategic paradoxes – how leaders and senior teams effectively respond to contradictory agendas. She studies how organizations and their leaders simultaneously explore new possibilities while exploiting existing competencies, and how social enterprises simultaneously attend to social missions and financial goals. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Organization Science and Management Science. In 2018, she won the University of Delaware’s first Mid-Career Excellence in Scholarship Award. In 2015, she won the Lerner College Outstanding Scholar Award.
Wendy teaches leadership, organizational behavior and business ethics. She has taught MBAs and undergraduates at University of Delaware, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania – Wharton. Wendy was awarded the University of Delaware MBA Teaching Award in 2016. Wendy has also taught executive and senior leadership teams how to manage interpersonal dynamics, emotional intelligence, high performing teams, organizational change and innovation, managing in times of crisis, and managing strategic paradoxes.
You can contact Professor Wendy Smith:
on Twitter @profwendysmith
or send her an e-mail at email@example.com
Books mentioned in this episode
Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems book by Wendy K. Smith and Marianne W. Lewis
Teaming book by Amy Edmondson
The Person You Mean to Be book by Dolly Chugh
People mentioned in this episode
Professor Richard Hackman
Economist Milton Friedman
Sociologist Mary Parker Follett
Former Lead at Google X Tom Chi
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