Los Angeles

Would Better Leaders Fix Our Problems?

Mort Mandel

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking $9 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall garage. Enter from Second St., just west of Grand Ave.
A Zócalo/Drucker Institute Event
Moderated by Rick Wartzman, Executive Director, The Drucker Institute

As the global economy lurches from crisis to crisis, one common explanation for the turbulence is underlying structural change—new markets, new systems, new requirements. But what if what’s holding us back is inadequate leadership? Too often, organizations retain second-tier “B” level people because they haven’t understood what’s possible with an “A” level team. Self-made billionaire Mort Mandel, author of the book It’s All About Who, started a car-parts business in Cleveland with his two brothers in the 1940s, and built a global corporation based largely on the belief that with a strong set of leaders anything is possible. It sounds like a simple concept, but is it really? How does an organization identify and run teams of great players effectively—and how do those rules apply across society? Mandel visits Zócalo to discuss what sort of leadership could get our institutions—companies, nonprofits, and government—not only working again, but working well.


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