In this podcast, we interview Sanford Ehrlich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Qualcomm Director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. His research and teaching has been...
In this podcast, we interview Sanford Ehrlich, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and former Qualcomm Director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. His research and teaching has been focused on leadership and entrepreneurial development. He is an angel investor, startup company advisor, executive coach, and has a wealth of experience in senior management roles at different companies. His consulting practice has been focused on creating growth through effective implementation of change management and business strategies.
In today's episode, he shares his insights on the importance of companies and individuals identifying and executing on their core values. Dr. Ehrlich emphasizes the pivotal role of core values and values-driven leadership in driving growth and success. He uses examples of long-standing companies that build effective corporate cultures. These companies reinforce core values through alignment with their processes; talent recruitment, selection, and promotion; new product development, and with continual strategic change. With an effective and positive culture built on a foundation of core values, these companies enjoy sustainable competitive advantage. Please listen in to hear numerous practical tips and examples of how you can align your own core values with your actions, enabling you to improve your leadership and improve your life.
Professor Emeritus/Leadership coach/Startup advisor and investor
Sanford B. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Management at San Diego State University's Fowler College of Business Administration. At SDSU, he was also the QUALCOMM Executive Director for the college’s Lavin Entrepreneurship Center from 1997-2011. His consulting, teaching, and research is focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, organization design, technology commercialization, corporate entrepreneurship, and innovation.
His publications have appeared in the Journal of Business Venturing, Organization Studies, Administrative Science Quarterly, Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Technology Transfer, Family Business Review, and the International Management Journal. Over the course of his career, Dr. Ehrlich has been the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of a digital media company, the Chief Operating Officer of Procopio, and is involved as an investor in the startup of several companies in the software, healthcare, and ecommerce space. His publications have appeared in the Family Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Technology Transfer, Organization Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of High Technology Management Research, and the International Management Journal.
He has formerly served on the Board of Directors of Haws Corporation (Sparks, Nevada), Nichols Corporation (Muskegon, Michigan), Deep Sky Software, Inc. (San Diego), CONNECT San Diego, and the San Diego MIT Enterprise Forum. He is also on the Board of Advisors for … Read More