Albert Vicere

Color portrait of Albert Vicere

Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organization

Department Penn State Executive Programs
Office Address 389 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-3435
Email Address aav1@psu.edu

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Al Vicere is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership for The Smeal College of Business at The Penn State. He holds Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees from Penn State where he served for over eleven years as the Smeal College's Associate Dean for Executive Education. He was the founding director of Penn State's Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness (ISOE), and has earned a number of MBA "Excellence in Teaching" awards for his courses on strategic leadership. In addition to his current faculty duties at Penn State, he is President of Vicere Associates Inc., a consulting firm whose global client list includes 3M, Abbott Laboratories, AMD, Anheuser-Busch, ARAMARK, Armstrong World Industries, AT&T, BASF AG, BP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, British Airways, Cisco Systems, Continental AG, Daimler-Chrysler, Eastman Kodak, Ecolab, LM Ericsson, Excelon, The Federal Reserve, First Data Corporation, GPU, Hallmark, Henkel KGaA, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Kraft, The Limited, McDonald's, Merck, Motorola, National Australia Group, Petron (Philippines), Philips Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rockwell, Samsung, Saudi Aramco, Schering-Plough, Scudder Kemper Investments, J.R. Simplot, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, State Farm Insurance, Sun Life of Canada, The St. Paul Companies, Unilever, Unisys, U.S. Steel, and Westinghouse. Dr. Vicere has published over eighty articles and professional papers in leading journals including Organizational Dynamics, Planning Review, Human Resource Planning, The Journal of Management Development, Employment Relations Today, Personnel, Personnel Journal, Management Review, Training and Development Journal, Executive Development, The Journal of Management Learning, and Adult Education Quarterly. His latest books are, "Leadership by Design," published by Harvard Business School Press, and "The Many Facets of Leadership, published by FT Prentice-Hall. He serves on the Board of Jana Marie Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to mental health and suicide prevention.

Education

D ED, Higher Education, Penn State, 1983

MED, Counselor Education, Penn State, 1979

BA, Advertising, Penn State, 1975

Courses Taught

BA 597 – Special Topics (1)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

BA 565 – Strat Ldrship (1)
This course presents a senior executive perspective on the key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders. Course content is based on extensive research on the experiences of senior leaders from major organizations around the world. The lessons from these experiences form the backbone of a series of discussions on the changing context for setting strategy and leading organizations in an evolving business environment. Students who complete the course will demonstrate the ability to think strategically about organizational issues and challenges, develop effective strategies for organizational performance and success, and shape organizational cultures that facilitate strategy implementation and organizational change.

BA 865 – Strat Ldrship (1)
This course presents a senior executive perspective on the key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders. Course content is based on extensive research on the experiences of senior leaders from major organizations around the world. The lessons from these experiences form the backbone of a series of discussions on the changing context for setting strategy and leading organizations in an evolving business environment. Students who complete the course will demonstrate the ability to think strategically about organizational issues and challenges, develop effective strategies for organizational performance and success, and shape organizational cultures that facilitate strategy implementation and organizational change.

B A 597B – Strategic Leadership (1)
This course presents a C-level perspective on the key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders as they seek to adapt themselves and their organizations to today's global business environment. Course content is based on extensive research and

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (1)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 565 – Strategic Leadership (99.9)
Presents a senior executive perspective on key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders.

B A 597F – Strategic Leadership Independent Study (3)
Critical analysis of "The Innovator's Dilemma" and "The Innovator's Solution".Investigation of whether the theory applies to health care and medical devices. Recommendations about possible approaches to strategy to stay innovative.

B A 596 (99.9)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 597C (1)
This course presents a CEO's perspective on the key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders as they seek to adapt themselves and their organizations to the evolving business enviroment.

B A 597D (1)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

MGMT 597K (1)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 598A (1)
DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH NECESSARY SKILLS TO APPLY P.S.U. COMPUTER CAPABILITIES TO GRADUATE BUSINESS COURSES AND PROVIDE SKILLS WHICH WILL APPLY TO GRADUATE RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS. PREREQUISITE: ADMISSION TO THE MBA PROGRAM.

Selected Publications

Vicere A., Ziskin I., McLaughlin L. L., "Leadership Development: The Shift from “Ready Now” to “Ready Able." (Sage Publications, Ltd.), 2019, pp. 179-194, Invited
Vicere A., "The HR Executive's Most Crucial Capability? A Strategic Leadership Mindset." (John Wiley & Son), 2015, pp. 216-220, Invited
Vicere A., "The Direction and Alignment (DNA)® Model: Focusing Leadership and Driving Performance." 2014, Invited
Vicere A., "The Real Legacy of Leadership: Aligning Rhetoric with Reality." (AMACOM), 2010, pp. 133-143, Invited
Vicere A., "Job 1 for Leaders: Aligning Rhetoric to Reality." 2009
Vicere A., "Coaching for Leadership Depth." (John Wiley & Sons), 2005, pp. 137-139, Invited
Vicere A., "CEO Corner." 2005, Invited
a series of 18 bi-monthly columns on strategy and leadership
Vicere A., Hayes T., "Conversations with a Change Agent." Human Resource Planning, vol. 27, no. 2, 2004, pp. 3-8
Vicere A., "The Right DNA." Training, vol. 54, 2004, pp. 54
Vicere A., Vosburgh R. M., "The Gold Collection: Leadership Development." (Human Resource Planning Society), 2003, Invited
Vicere A., Goldsmith M., Govindarajan V., Kaye B., "The Many Facets of Leadership." (FT Prentice Hall), 2003
Vicere A., "Leadership and the Networked Economy." (Human Resource Planning Society), 2003, pp. 8-17, Invited
Reprinted from Human Resource Planning, 2002.
Vicere A., "Leadership in the Networked Economy." (FT Prentice Hall), 2003, pp. 71-82, Invited
Vicere A., Alldredge M., Johnson C., Stoltzfus J., "Leadership Development at 3M: New Process, New Techniques, New Growth." Human Resource Planning, vol. 26, no. 3, 2003
Vicere A., "Building Leaders and Driving Change." Chief Learning Officer, vol. November, 2002, pp. 46-50
Vicere A., "Leadership and the Networked Economy." Human Resource Planning, vol. 25, no. 2, 2002, pp. 71-82
Winner 2003 Walker Prize as best article for 2002
Vicere A., "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?." Employment Relations Today, vol. 29, no. 3, 2002, pp. 1-8
Vicere A., "Life, Love and Legacy." 2002, Invited
Vicere A., "Competencies and Capabilities: Staffing the E-Business." (AMACOM), 2001, pp. 174-191, Invited
Vicere A., Tucker V., "Kennametal (abridged)." 2001
Vicere A., "Time to Take Charge." AT&T Now, vol. January, no. 8, 2001, pp. 8, Invited
Vicere A., "Strategy Leadership Culture Questionnaire (SLCQ®)." 2000
Vicere A., "New Economy, New HR." Employment Relations, vol. 27, no. 3, 2000, pp. 1-11, Invited
Vicere A., "Ten Observations on e-Learning and Executive Development." Human Resource Planning, vol. 23, no. 4, 2000, pp. 34-45
Vicere A., Fulmer R. M., "Leadership by Design." (Harvard Business School Press), 1998
Vicere A., "Changes in Practice, Changes in Perspectives: The 1997 International Study of Executive Development Trends." Journal of Management Development, vol. 17, no. 7, 1998, pp. 526-543
Literati Club Award for Excellence 1998
Vicere A., "Does HP Have Three Problems: Culture, Culture and Culture?." HP Measure, vol. November-December, 1998, pp. 20-21, Invited
Vicere A., Fulmer R. M., "Crafting Competitiveness: Developing Leaders in the Shadow Pyramid." 1996
Vicere A., 1996, Invited
Vicere A., Tucker V. F., "Executive Education: The Leading Edge, Proceedings of UNICON '96.." 1996
Vicere A., "The Changing Context for Leadership and Organizational Development." 1996
Vicere A., "Executive Education: The Leading Edge." Organizational Dynamics, vol. Autumn, 1996, pp. 67-80
Vicere A., Fulmer R. M., "Executive Development: An Analysis of Competitive Forces." Planning Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 1996
Vicere A., "Executive Education: The Leading Edge." 1996
Vicere A., "Executive Education and Strategic Imperatives: A Formula for Crafting Competitiveness." American Journal of Management Development, 1995, Invited
Vicere A., "Special Edition Editor." American Journal of Management Development, vol. 1, no. 2, 1995, Invited
Vicere A., "Special Edition Editor: Executive Development: New Roles, New Models." American Journal of Management Development, vol. 1, no. 2, 1995
Vicere A., Fulmer R. M., "The Changing Nature of Executive Education and Leadership Development." American Journal of Management Development, vol. 1, no. 2, 1995, pp. 4-10
Vicere A., "The Cycles of Global Leadership." American Journal of Management Development, vol. 1, no. 3, 1995
Vicere A., "The Market for University-Based Executive Education Programs." Executive Directions, vol. 2, no. 1, 1995
Vicere A., Fulmer R. M., "Executive Education and Leadership Development: The State of the Practice." 1995
Vicere A., "The Changing Context for Leadership and Organization Development." 1995
Vicere A., "The Knowledge Creation Cycle: A Framework for Assessing Executive Development Techniques." 1995
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "Linking Executive Education to Strategic Imperatives." Journal of Management Learning, vol. 25, no. 4, 1994, pp. 563-578
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "Towards a Systems Approach to Executive Development." Journal of Management Development, 1994, pp. 64-71
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "Executive Education: Can Universities Deliver?." Human Resource Planning, vol. 16, no. 4, 1994, pp. 1-11
Vicere A., Tucker V., Taylor M. W., "Executive Education: The State of the Market." Journal of Continuing Higher Education, vol. Winter, 1994, pp. 10-16
Vicere A., Graham K. R., "Crafting Competitiveness: Toward a New Paradigm for Executive Development." (Human Resource Planning Society), 1994, pp. 181-197, Invited
reprinted from Human Resource Planning, 1990
Vicere A., Freeman V., Taylor M., "Executive Development in Major Corporations: A Ten-Year Study." Journal of Management Development, vol. 13, no. 1, 1994, pp. 4-22
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "Trends in Executive Education: Towards a Systems Approach to Executive Development Planning." International Management Development Network (INTERMAN), no. 7, 1993
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "Executive Development Planning and the Role of Executive Education." 1993
Vicere A., Taylor M., Freeman V., "Executive Education in Major Corporations: 1992 International Study of Executive Education Trends." 1993
Vicere A., Tucker V. F., "Executive Development for Global Competitiveness: Proceedings of the 1991 Annual Conference of the Consortium of University Executive Program Directors." 1992, Invited
Vicere A., "Developing Strategic Leaders." Journal of Management Development, vol. 11, no. 6, 1992, Invited
Vicere A., "Executive Resources Planning and Development." Human Resource Planning, vol. 15, no. 1, 1992, Invited
Vicere A., "A Little Something to Think About...." Journal of Continuing Higher Education, vol. Fall, 1992, pp. 52-57
Vicere A., "The Strategic Leadership Imperative for Executive Development." Human Resource Planning, vol. 15, no. 1, 1992, pp. 15-31
Vicere A., Ready D., White A., "The Role of Executive Education in Executive Resource Planning." 1992, Invited
Vicere A., Moore R., "Bringing Business Experience to the Nonprofit Sector: What Works and What Doesn't." Mid-American Journal of Business, vol. 6, no. 1, 1991, pp. 58-61
Vicere A., "The Changing Paradigm for Executive Development." Journal of Management Development, vol. 10, no. 3, 1991, pp. 44-47
Literati Club Award for Excellence 1992
Vicere A., Graham K. R., "Management Development." (Dow Jones-Irwin), 1990, pp. 143-158, Invited
Vicere A., "Why Use University-Based Executive Education Programs?"." (Peterson's), 1990, pp. vi-ix, Invited
Vicere A., "Developing the 21st Century Executive." Executive Development: An International Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, 1990, pp. 27-29
Vicere A., Freeman V., "Executive Education in Major Corporations: An International Study." Journal of Management Development, vol. 9, no. 1, 1990, pp. 5-16
Vicere A., "Universities as Providers of Executive Education," Journal of Management Development." Journal of Management Development, vol. 9, no. 4, 1990, pp. 23-31
Vicere A., Graham K. R., "Crafting Competitiveness: Toward a New Paradigm for Executive Development." Human Resource Planning, vol. 13, no. 4, 1990, pp. 281-295
Vicere A., "A New Focus on Learning 'Revolutionizes' Executive Development." Bricker Bulletin on Executive Education, vol. 9, no. 3, 1990, pp. 1-3, Invited
Vicere A., "Executive Education: Process, Practice and Evaluation." (Peterson's), 1989
Vicere A., "Executive Education and Development: Universities Engage in Emerging Discipline." (Executive Knowledgeworks), 1989, pp. 155-160, Invited
Vicere A., Freeman V., "Kennametal A, B, and C (series of three cases)." 1989
Vicere A., Freeman V., Bode R., "Executive Education in Major Corporations: An International Study of Executive Education Trends." 1989
Vicere A., "The Changing 'Value Added' of University Executive Programs." (Executive Knowledgeworks), 1988, pp. 217-220, Invited
Vicere A., ""University-Based Executive Programs: The Penn State Experience." 1988, pp. 22-24, Invited
Vicere A., "Continuing Professional Education: How to Make Friends and Influence Faculty Development." Journal of Staff, Organization and Program Development, vol. 6, no. 4, 1988, pp. 175-184
Vicere A., "University-Based Executive Education: Impacts and Implications." Journal of Management Development, vol. 7, no. 4, 1988, pp. 5-13
Vicere A., "Beyond a Lick and a Promise: Effective Marketing Communications for Higher Education." vol. 1, no. 1, 1988, pp. 73-82, Invited
Vicere A., "Managing Internal Entrepreneurs." (Facts on File), 1987, pp. 152-155, Invited
Reprinted from Management Review, 1985.
Vicere A., "Break the Mold: Strategies for Leadership." Personnel Journal, vol. 66, no. 5, 1987, pp. 66-73
Vicere A., MacQueen C. R., "Conrail's Development Program: On Track Toward Company Vision." Personnel, vol. 64, no. 12, 1987, pp. 10-15
Vicere A., "Dimensions of Academic Leadership." vol. 20, 1986, pp. 546-556
Vicere A., Freeman V., "Management Skills Assessment--Human Resources." 1985
Vicere A., "Managing for Productivity." (LERN), 1985
Vicere A., Bither S. W., Freeman V., "Bethlehem Steel: Bar, Rod and Wire Division." 1985
Vicere A., "Dr. Paul Drake." vol. 20, 1985, pp. 553-556
Vicere A., "How Non-Credit Programs Can Encourage Faculty Development." 1985, pp. 191-200
Vicere A., "Creating Order from the Chaos: Academic Integrity in Continuing Professional Education." Adult Education Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 4, 1985, pp. 229-239
Vicere A., "An Eye Toward the Future: Strategic Planning and Continuing Education." Continuum, vol. 49, no. 1, 1985, pp. 37-43
Vicere A., "Managing Internal Entrepreneurs." Management Review, vol. 74, no. 1, 1985, pp. 152-155
Reprinted in Creativity: The Art and Science of Business Management, ed. A. D. Timpe (New York: Facts on File Publications, 1987), 152-155.
Vicere A., "Perceptions of Faculty on the Impact of Teaching Executives on Personal and Professional Development." Journal of Continuing Higher Education, vol. 32, no. 3, 1984, pp. 31-34
Vicere A., Graham K. R., "B.E.O.C. (Big Executives On Campus)." Training and Development Journal, vol. 38, no. 6, 1984, pp. 28-30
Vicere A., "Restructuring the Business School." Business Forum, vol. 8, no. 4, 1983, pp. 24-27
Vicere A., "Marketing Communications for Continuing Education: A Planning Model." Continuum, vol. 46, no. 2, 1982, pp. 1-7
Vicere A., "Executive Development in the "Fortune 500" Companies: 1982 Survey Report." 1982
Vicere A., "Faculty Development: The Other Side of Continuing Professional Education." Continuum, vol. 45, no. 3, 1981, pp. 23-27
Vicere A., "Teaching Managers to Motivate: An Applied Model." Continuing Higher Education, vol. 29, no. 1, 1981, pp. 12-14
Vicere A., "The Role of Higher Education in Corporate Executive Development." Continuing Higher Education, vol. 29, no. 4, 1981, pp. 15-18
Vicere A., "Executive Education in the "Fortune 500" Companies: 1981 Survey Report." 1981
Vicere A., Hackman L. S., "Executive Program Evaluation: A Survey of Written Techniques,." 1981
Vicere A., "Survey of Executive Education Within the 'Fortune 500' Firms." 1980
Vicere A., "Surviving the Terrible Two(thousand)s: A Participant's Guide."

Editorships

Human Resource Management, Editorial Board, January 2000 - January 2010
Occasional Reviewer
Annual Editions--Human Resources, Editorial Board, January 1992 - January 1994
Dushkin Publishing Group
Journal of Management Development, Editorial Board, (www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=jmd), January 1988 - Present
Human Resource Planning, Editorial Board, January 1988 - January 2005
Executive Development, Editorial Board, January 1988 - January 1990