The contrast between an enterprise with a high level of organizational trust and one with a lack thereof could mean a world of difference in productivity and overall success. How as a leader do you go above and beyond to work to build an exemplary model of trust between employees, leaders, groups and departments? What are the steps that must be taken in order to build organizational trust and a healthy culture such that new business improvements can be made? And as times change and generational gaps deepen, how can you work to maintain that trust?
Dr. Frank Sirianni, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Fordham University
Frank J. Sirianni is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fordham University. Over the course of his 25 year career in information technology, he has been successful in pioneering innovative human and technical systems... More View all posts
Frank J. Sirianni is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fordham University. Over the course of his 25 year career in information technology, he has been successful in pioneering innovative human and technical systems on local and global platforms to improve competitive positioning for the organization at hand. Earlier in his career, Dr. Sirianni led a multi-year Enterprise Resource Planning project for a medium size organization, migrating basic MIS functionality from a fully outsourced operation to a strong internal core business operation including an integrated business intelligence department creating extensive information access. In between these assignments, Dr. Sirianni was active in the private sector, consulting on business strategy, IT partnerships, and technology and software development. Computerworld named him a Premier 100 IT Leader for 2009. A Sociologist and c-level executive, he teaches in the business schools and the Graduate School of Education at Fordham. His leadership philosophy has been, "(To) Teach the corporate strategies; model the desired behavior; build teams with shared accountability, clearly articulate the vision and lay out the path to meeting them." Dr. Sirianni earned his baccalaureate from Queens College of the City University of New York, and his master's and doctorate in Sociology from Stony Brook University. Less View all posts
Dr. Robert F. Hurley, Professor of Management, Fordham University & President, Hurley Associates
Dr. Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. At Fordham Dr. Hurley has been recognized by the student body for his excellence in teaching with the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for faculty excellence. ... More View all posts
Dr. Hurley is a Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. At Fordham Dr. Hurley has been recognized by the student body for his excellence in teaching with the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for faculty excellence. Dr. Hurley consults with organizations on leadership development, top team development, coaching, managing transformational change and developing and implementing strategies to maximize customer value. He has been a core faculty member in Columbia Business School's High Impact Leadership Program for the past 20 years. He also taught for Duke Corporate Education for three years. Earlier in his career he was a Product Manager at Kraft Foods where he led and managed new product development and established-brands teams. He began his career as a CPA working for Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen where he consulted with large-and medium-sized companies in the financial area. Dr. Hurley's consulting experience has included work on innovation with NASA and managing change with Avon Products, First Tennessee Bank, IBM, Kraft Foods, Kinkos, Mercedes Benz, Sheetz Convenience Stores and State Farm Insurance. His teaching and consulting has included work in India, United Kingdom, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Japan, China, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, France, and the United States. Dr. Hurley has a B.S. from Fordham University and earned his MBA at the Wharton School. While at Wharton he served as a Senior Consultant at the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center. Dr. Hurley received his doctorate from Columbia University. He has published over 30 articles or book chapters. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, California Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. Less View all posts