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Breaking Down Barriers at Executive Education

Office space must be one of the most prized commodities in business and academics. Understandably, office size and location are often taken as indicators of prestige and importance. On the other hand, office space decisions can be used to break down barriers, physical and organizational, to enable better ways of relating and working. When faced with accommodating a growing staff responsible for doubling executive education revenues in four years, Associate Dean Leo Burke (’70) did just that.

Giving up private offices, the executive education team embraced an open concept animated by a sense of spirit, creativity, energy and camaraderie. More significantly, it is the Exec Ed team’s way to walk the talk and practice the principles of their signature program Integral Leadership—a program that integrates cognitive, emotional, interpersonal, physical, ethical and spiritual dimensions.


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