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Faculty Profile

Thom Shaw
Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: 585.276.6670
Office: 2-318 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Partner in boutique consultancy, Kenning Associates LLP, that focuses on organizational and leadership development. Prior to that, spent 15 years as SME in communications with McKinsey & Company based in Hong Kong and Atlanta.

Teaching Interests

Management communications: spoken and written genres for business; design and management of interpersonal and group interactions; adult learning and development; leadership development and leadership practices.

Research Interests

Use of stories in organizations, particularly ways that stories convey cultural values. Use of stories as a leadership tool to build trust, explain change, and motivate.

Professional History

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Rochester Simon Business School
July 2016 -
Partner
Kenning Associates, LLP
2010 - 2016
Communications Expert
McKinsey & Company
June 1994 - February 2010

Education

Emerson College - 1991
Other
MFA
Creative Writing
The University of Chicago - 1986
MA
English & American Literature
Yale University - 1983
BA
English

Publications

2009
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Collaboration Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Conflict Management
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Effective Teamwork
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Empathy Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2008
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Accountability Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
Visit the website: www.mckinsey.com
2008
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Coaching Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
Visit the website: www.mckinsey.com
2008
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Courageous Conversations Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2008
Frontline Leadership Capability Building--Feedback Module
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
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