Accelerating Leadership Development: The Lessons of Experience
The most successful companies realize that money, stock options and titles are not enough to attract the best talent, but the quality and type of opportunities they provide for leadership development is becoming the battleground in the "war for talent." Dr. Paxton will share some critical insights about what companies must do to create experience-based approaches for developing leadership talent.
Dr. Dan Paxton is an experienced executive, professor and business school dean. He has most recently been President of Organizational Leadership Resource, Inc and Managing Director for the Center of Leadership Solutions, which are consulting firms focusing on business, organization, and human resource strategy. He has experience working with senior executives in numerous industries including; oil and gas, plastics, insurance, food service, manufacturing, consumer products, and banking to mention a few.
Prior to consulting, Dan had a distinguished 14-year career with PepsiCo, where he moved through numerous Human Resource functions in four different divisions leading to the Senior Vice President level. He was responsible for developing strategies, which supported the rapid growth of the business. This included selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, government relations, communications, employee relations, and performance management systems that became role models for other PepsiCo divisions.
Early in his PepsiCo career, Dan was a Vice President working directly with PepsiCo’s Chairman and Senior Vice President of Human Resources to develop executive succession systems to support the rapid growth of PepsiCo’s worldwide businesses. He conducted executive coaching and behavior change programs for senior level executives.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Dan was a successful professor and assistant dean at Georgetown University School of Business. He was responsible for the Undergraduate School of Business Administration program. He had teaching responsibilities in the areas of Business Strategy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
Dan has a Doctor of Education Degree from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Behavior. He also has a Masters Degree from Utah State University and a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Utah.