Michael Useem, PhD

Faculty Director of the Leadership Center and McNulty Leadership Program, Wharton School
William and Jacalyn Egan Professor Emeritus of Management

Michael Useem, PhD, is faculty director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management and McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He works on leadership and governance with companies and organizations in the private, public- and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Leadership MomentExecutive DefenseInvestor CapitalismLeading Up, and The Go Point. He is also co-author and co-editor of Learning from Catastrophes; co-author of The India WayLeadership DispatchesBoards That Lead, and The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap; co-author of Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies and Mastering Catastrophic Risk: How Companies Are Coping with Disruption; and most recently the author of The Leader's Checklist (2021) and The Edge: How Ten CEOs Learned to Lead — and the Lessons for Us All (2021). Mike co-anchors a weekly program “Leadership in Action" on SiriusXM Radio Channel 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, Thursdays at noon to 1 pm Eastern Time.