Bauer Leadership Center publishes first year report

  • June 20, 2017
  • By Marcianne Gagliardi
  • 2 minute read

In its inaugural year, The George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center has hosted a number of events in which accomplished leaders have shared their wisdom and experience with our students, faculty, and alumni. One example is our Defining Moments signature course that features exemplary leaders from a range of industries sharing their defining leadership experiences. A common theme was the importance of personal values and ethics in a career and in the success of a company. We are documenting these stories in video vignettes that can be used to inspire students, researchers, and the business community.

The Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School develops values-based leaders—leaders who measure their success both by the results they achieve and the values they demonstrate.

We have spent much of this first year reaching out to different people to understand how we can work together with like-minded others to advance our mission. For example, we developed a proposal for a “community of practice” that brings together faculty and administrators engaged in leadership development across the Washington University campus. We are learning best practices from one another and discovering the potential for collaboration on common goals.

SAVE THE DATE: September 20, 2017
“The Value of Values for Founders and Entrepreneurs”
The Bauer Leadership Center is partnering with the Entrepreneurship Organization (EO) and the Executive MBA program to kick off the Values and Leadership forum series.

In the fall, we will unveil an exciting and unique program called “Bauer Fellows” in partnership with Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning. Students leading consulting teams across the globe will be working on their leadership capabilities at the same time they are delivering value to clients. We are currently exploring other ways to build values-centered leadership into Olin courses and programs.

Finally, none of this would be possible without the generous support of George and Carol Bauer. Their vision, example, and energy for our mission have been, and will continue to be, an inspiration. We offer our sincere thanks to the many people and organizations that are working with us—together we can change the way we teach and practice leadership!

For more information or to join our mailing list, contact Marcianne Gagliardi at or 314-935-2943  Link to website.

4 key qualities every leader needs

George Bauer shares the four key qualities every good leader needs in this video celebrating the first year of the Bauer Leadership Center.

About the Author

Marcianne Gagliardi

Marcianne Gagliardi

Marcianne Gagliardi is the program manager for the newly-launched Bauer Leadership Center in Olin Business School at Washington University, where she has been helping to move things forward since the beginning of September. Many of you know Marcianne from her excellent work at the Wells Fargo Center for Finance and Accounting Research (WFA-CFAR). She has extensive experience in business development and relationship management, including her work as a successful financial advisor at Edward Jones. She was also a quartermaster in the Navy, so she knows how to run a tight ship. Marcianne has a real passion for our values-centered mission.

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