Jean Egmon is Clinical Prof of Management; Director Collaborative Practices, at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and the president of Third Angle, Inc. Jean’s teaching and consulting focuses on the design and leadership of environments for innovation, with a focus on strategic integration of knowledge and ideas across a company’s value network.
She is the co-author, with Bill Welter, of The Prepared Mind of a Leader, published by Jossey Bass. Jean’s research includes the use of adaptive leadership and cognitive strategies in turnaround companies and more recently the use of those strategies for innovation. She uses an interdisciplinary approach in understanding strategies of knowledge brokering, leadership, motivation, macro-cognition and complexity.
At Third Angle, Inc., Jean and her colleagues work with technical and business leaders to help them and their organizations to reframe their relationships, work practices and strategies in order to encourage innovation, increase engagement of stakeholders and integrate initiatives. Third Angle’s clients include Accenture, American College of Chest Physicians, Bank of America, Boeing, Equity Office Properties, General Electric and United Airlines.