DR. ALBERT VICERE is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership for the Smeal College of Business Administration at the Pennsylvania State University. He also is President of Vicere Associates, Inc., a firm that advises clients the world over on methods for enhancing leadership and organizational effectiveness. At Penn State, Dr. Vicere served for eleven years as Associate Dean for Executive Education, leading that unit to international prominence at a center of excellence in leadership and organizational development. Currently, he teaches in the university’s Executive Education and MBA programs and has been awarded several MBA Excellence in Teaching Awards. He has advised many of the world’s leading organizations, including AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, ARAMARK, British Airways, BASF AG, Continental AG, Daimler-Benz, Excelon, Hallmark, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McDonald’s, Motorola, Rockwell International, Samsung, and Saudi Aramco. In addition, he is a winner of IMS’s Distinguished Faculty Award. Dr. Vicere’s teaching and research interests focus on the areas of leadership development and strategy implementation. He has published more than 80 articles in leading journals including Organizational Dynamics, Planning Review, Training and Development Journal, and Human Resource Planning. His latest books are Leadership By Design, published by Harvard Business School Press and The Many Facets of Leadership published by Prentice Hall Financial Times. Active in a number of professional and academic organizations, Dr. Vicere currently is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Consortium For Executive Development Research and sits on the editorial boards of Human Resource Planning and The Journal of Management Development (UK). He is actively sought out as a speaker for IMS and for numerous companies and associations worldwide.