George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center

The George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center seeks to impact every student and faculty member, as well as the broader community, by highlighting the importance of value-centered leadership.

Impact with integrity

The George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center accelerates Olin Business School's efforts to develop leaders of competence and character who are equipped to make a positive and principled difference in their organizations, their communities, and society at large.

Center's Mission

Creating knowledge about best practices in values-centered leadership, educating and inspiring the next generation of values-centered leaders, and transforming how businesses think about and practice leadership.

The George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center builds on Olin’s strong foundation of excellence in functional business knowledge by encouraging the application of that knowledge in ways that are consistent with personal and societal values. The center emphasizes leaders who measure success in what they achieve for their organizations and how they impact their communities and society at large through the values they demonstrate every day.

The center believes one of the most effective ways to educate and inspire students about values-centered leadership is for students to hear directly from leaders who exemplify both business excellence and personal character. Through the course "Defining Moments: Lessons in Leadership and Character from the Top," the center invites exemplary leaders to talk about their leadership journey, the role that personal values and character played in their career, and the key choice points that shaped the trajectory of their character and their career. Students are then encouraged to develop a plan for how they will balance leadership impact with personal integrity throughout their careers.

Defining Moments: Lessons in Leadership and Character From the Top

2017 Speakers

Bob Chapman
Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller
Maxine Clark
Founder, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and CEO, Clark-Fox Family Foundation
Orvin Kimbrough
President and CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis
Mike Matheny
Manager, St. Louis Cardinals
Sue McCollum
Chairman and CEO, Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors
John Stroup
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Belden
Diane Sullivan
CEO, President, and Chairman, Caleres

Contact Us


INGRoup Academic Conference

The Chase Park Plaza, 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, United States
8:00 AM

Value Leadership Series - The Value of Values for Founders and Entrepreneurs

Emerson Auditorium and Frick Forum in Knight Hall, One Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1156, St. louis,
4:00 PM