Goff Strategic Leadership Center

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We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus!

Welcome back, Doers! We’re so excited to welcome you back to the David Eccles School of Business and actually see you in 3-D! We’ve got plenty of ways for you to meet friends new and old at all of the exciting Eccles Events happening this year! You can check out what’s going on at Eccles.link/events. Just a reminder that things are going to be [...]

2021-08-23T15:01:12-06:00August 23rd, 2021|

Confidence, Credibility, & Strategic Leadership

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center theorizes that successful strategic leaders demonstrate skills across six specific dimensions (what we refer to as the Six Principles of Strategic Leadership). This model of leadership indicates that competence in these six areas contributes to high levels of individual, team, and organizational success. Research conducted by faculty at the University of Utah provides insights into each of these principles, and describes specific strategies for how leaders [...]

2021-07-29T12:33:33-06:00July 29th, 2021|

The case for a culture of experimentation in business schools

The scientific method is no longer the sole domain of scientists, and business schools need to train students to embrace a spirit of experimentation. That's the premise set forth in a new article from the Harvard Business Review co-authored by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of Management; Elaine Costa, Management Ph.D. student; and Ruchi Watson, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and [...]

2021-06-16T15:56:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|

Unlock your strategic leadership potential with Goff Center programs

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business is the premier way to get real, hands-on experience with real companies. Do you want to help create clean air by promoting the building of more beaver dams? How would you like to help save the jungle and Mayan ruins by increasing tourism in El Mirador? These are the kind of [...]

2021-04-29T10:31:35-06:00April 29th, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 2021|

Congrats to the Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

The Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition rounded out Eccles Inclusion Week on Feb. 5. Dozens of students competed in teams to solve a variety of real, complex business challenges. The case competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy, Wild Utah Project, the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, and the David Eccles School of Business Office for Student Inclusion, demonstrated the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion [...]

2021-02-19T10:30:43-07:00February 19th, 2021|

The Eccles School celebrates its annual Inclusion Week

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted our annual Eccles Inclusion Week aimed at celebrating our diverse community and strengthen the inclusive culture at the Eccles School. This year’s theme “Rise Up: Our Ongoing Commitment to Equity,” sought to demonstrate our renewed commitment to take action to fight inequity, both now and going forward.  The week featured a wide variety of guest [...]

2021-03-03T10:03:23-07:00February 18th, 2021|

Eccles School launches postdoctoral program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Postdoctoral programs provide recent Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to grow their expertise and publish original research, while also [...]

2021-03-03T10:03:28-07:00September 29th, 2020|

Eccles’ Ruchi Watson shares thoughts on career shifts, embracing change

Ruchi Watson graduated with her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008 in the midst of the economic crisis. She completed her Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. In a conversation with fellow Kellogg classmate, Tara Ghei, on Ghei’s blog, Gilded Chaos, the two speak on embracing change, what it means to be [...]

2020-06-26T13:50:19-06:00June 25th, 2020|