Business Impact: Best Practices in Leadership

The Bauer Leadership Center works to extend its impact to the local and global business community by promoting a Values Based, Data Driven™ approach to leadership.

The Bauer Leadership Competency Model summarizes key competencies associated with effective leadership and is used to guide leadership development, assessment and coaching at the Bauer Center.

Read more in our white paper (PDF).

Values in Leadership Series

The Values in Leadership Series uses themed discussions with leaders across industries to transform how leadership is valued and understood in business today. This series articulates the principles that guide decisions and the leadership philosophies that help businesses reach their full potential.

Distinguished Alumni Symposium: April 21, 2023

Dr. Kurt Dirks moderated Olin Business School’s Distinguished Alumni Award Symposium panel as part of the business school’s long-running Century Club Business Series. The discussion included three honorees, one of whom was Lal Karsanbhai (MBA 1995), a guest speaker for “Defining Moments” this year.

  • Chris Bloise, BSBA 1997; President and Managing Partner, Court Square Capital
  • Lal Karsanbhai, MBA 1995; President and CEO, Emerson
  • Ari Lewine, BSBA 2009; Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (2012-2022), TripleLift

Read more on the Olin Blog: Olin to honor three 2023 Distinguished Alumni on April 21


On Principle, WashU Olin’s podcast, tells the stories of pivotal business decisions. What led to them? What were the choices? And what lessons can executives, entrepreneurs and other leaders draw from them? Some of these guests have also served as speakers for the Bauer Leadership Center initiatives. Please see below for more information: