MUNCIE, Ind. (March 19, 2014) -- Ball
State University will kick off its Chuck Allen/Crowe Horwath LLP Leadership
Lecture Series with a presentation March 26 by the author of a critically
acclaimed book on the issue.
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr. will discuss
issues raised in his 2011 book “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of
Value-Based Leadership.” He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn, a
private equity firm based in Chicago, and a clinical professor of management and
strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
event is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Pruis Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Following the presentation, there will be a discussion, networking session and
In his book, Kraemer asserts that values-based leadership
is a discipline that is possible for anyone to achieve. The principles are
self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence and genuine humility. He will
speak on how together these principles can build a solid foundation for any
leader who wants to make a difference for the greater good of society.
Kraemer exemplifies this by directing all proceeds of the book to One Acre
Fund, a nonprofit that invests in African farmers to increase their incomes
while reducing hunger and poverty.
The lecture series is offered through
Ball State's Department
of Accounting with support from Crowe
Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in
the United States, and Chuck Allen, the firm's chief executive officer (CEO) and
a Ball State graduate.
Allen earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in
1975, became a successful certified public accountant and rose through the ranks
to become the CEO of Crowe Horwath LLP in 2007. He was honored by the Department
of Accounting with the 2012 Alumni Award of Excellence.
lecture series is designed to enhance student learning and faculty development
by bringing proven business leaders to the university community. While on
campus, the visiting executive speaks to students and faculty members in
interactive sessions and an enriching keynote presentation. The series provides
an opportunity for members of the Ball State community to enhance their
editors: For more information about the event, contact Ball
State's accounting department at [email protected] or +1 765 285
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