Dr. Ed Barrows
Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education
I'm currently a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education (DukeCE). At Duke we prepare leaders for what’s next. I joined DukeCE first as an educator and then full time as a leader in the North American business. I work with senior leaders from a variety of industries in both a group and individual capacity.
My current research, teaching, and coaching focuses on leadership and leadership development with a particular emphasis on how leaders build skills and how they lead. I've written several articles for Harvard Business Publishing, and in 2012, co-authored Managing Performance in Turbulent Times (Wiley) a guidebook for helping leaders execute strategy successfully in today's volatile business benvironment.
Before joining DukeCE, I worked in professional services for the Palladium Group, PwC, Deloitte, and GE Capital. I've also held faculty positions at Boston and Babson Colleges. Before and concurrent with my private sector career, I spent 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. I hold a DBA from Cranfield School of Management, an MBA from Georgetown and a BSBA from Boston University.
DukeCE: Leadership For What’s Next
In today’s volatile, unpredictable world, our traditional pillars of organizational stability—strategy, business models, and capabilities—are being continually challenged. We believe there is great opportunity inherent in this volatility, but organizations are at risk of losing their way if they hang on to old models of success.
Optimizing internal strengths and executing a good strategy is no longer enough. To succeed, organizations have to be more agile, adaptive and able to accelerate. In this environment, leaders are the greatest levers to see and seize these new opportunities and create organizations that can thrive.
Leaders need to be ready to step up to a new role—one that embraces different ways of perceiving the world, making sense of it and catalyzing action.
Ed Barrows is Managing Director and Duke Corporate Education. To learn more, visit DukeCE.com.
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