June, 2013 | Mays Impacts

Stephen Courtright is helping the terms “self-leadership” and “boss-less offices” become household phrases. The assistant professor of management joined a panel on Huffington Post (HuffPost Live) to discuss whether jobs without the traditional hierarchy can survive.

“As a researcher/teacher/consultant, when someone wants to switch to a boss-less office, I tell them, “This doesn’t mean that there is no leadership. The leadership is just transferred to the employees,'” Courtright explains on the HuffPost Live episode. He says the role of the leader shifts “from a command and control to more of a provision of resources and support.”

Also on the panel were three employees of Menlo, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company where teams of employees make the major management decisions; Matt Shaer, a writer who contributes to New York Magazine; and Nicole Williams, an author and LinkedIn’s career expert.

Courtright’s primary areas of expertise are team and leadership effectiveness. His research has garnered awards from the Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management and the Network of Leadership Scholars. He also was quoted in a story in New York Magazine that explores this trend of workplaces where the employees vote on who gets promotions and how much people should be paid.

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.

Categories: Faculty, Texas A&M

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Now you can visit Mays Business School without ever leaving home through a new virtual tour.

See the sparkling lobby with its granite, glass and chrome features. View the classrooms from the perspective of the students — in the seats. Relax in the study nook, marvel at the numerous award-winners honored on the wall plaques and peek into the one-of-a-kind Reliant Trading Center. Learn more at mays.tamu.edu. If you like what you see, please come visit us in person.

About Mays Business School

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.

Categories: Texas A&M

In late spring, corporate shareholders’ meetings and votes begin to dominate the business world. This year, the issue of separating the Chairman and CEO roles has received increased scrutiny because of a highly-publicized vote at J.P. Morgan over the fate of its Chairman/CEO, Jamie Dimon. Often, these proposals and the resulting votes reflect shareholder dissatisfaction (in this case, over the infamous “London Whale” trading scandal) rather than issues related to performance of the incumbent or a desire for good governance practice.

Categories: Deanspeak