François Ortalo-Magné, Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, on the Potency of Pausing

When François Ortalo-Magné assumed the role of Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it was a time of great transition. 

Across the United States, the true value of higher education was being questioned, as well as the extent of the role taxpayers should play in funding it.

However, the University of Wisconsin’s commitment to improving the lives of those well beyond its campus remained intact. Now, thanks to a combination of strong faculty, altruistic alumni, and innovative leadership, a groundbreaking shift has taken place in how the business school fulfills its mission. Listen as Les and François examine how it took place.

Specifically, you’ll learn how François took on the challenge of transitioning from someone who manages people, to someone who manages a team of leaders. Hear why he considered the opportunity to build his team from the ground up to be a gift, and how Predictable Success helped in determining who they needed to hire next. And you’ll discover why a tool that is frequently overlooked by executives, that of “taking a pause”, can have a potent impact on just how much you can achieve.

If you would like to learn more about François, as well as the Wisconsin School of Business, you may do so here!

(Running time is approximately 25 minutes.)

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