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- Mike Hochleutner
- Mike Hochleutner is Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In his role, he works closely with Stanford faculty and the Dean’s office to further the business school’s mission of developing innovative, principled, and insightful leaders who change the world. The Center has spearheaded the integration of leadership development efforts throughout Stanford’s innovative new MBA curriculum, as well as creating pedagogical tools for teaching leadership that have been adopted by hundreds of faculty at business schools worldwide. The center also brings leaders of the world’s most complex enterprises to Stanford, to engage students and academics about the leadership challenges we face in business and society.
Prior to his current role, Mike had a varied career in studying and practicing organizational and community leadership. Most recently, he was Vice President of Programs for American Leadership Forum. In that role, he coached CEOs, elected officials, and other senior leaders from the public, private and social sectors. He oversaw a Fellows program that brought cross-industry teams of leaders together to address regional issues in Silicon Valley. Prior to this, he worked for Accenture’s strategy practice and Catalyst Consulting Team, advising a wide array of companies on strategy and execution. As a Research Manager for the Stanford-McKinsey GLOBE Initiative, he studied leadership structures at global companies. And as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Slovakia, Mike initiated and co-managed a youth get-out-the-vote campaign that helped deliver more than 80% turnout of first-time voters in a pivotal election. He also consulted for similar campaigns in Ukraine, Croatia, Russia and Yugoslavia. Mike has an MBA from Stanford, and a BA in economics and political science from University of California, Santa Cruz.
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