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Faculty Profile

Thom Wellman Shaw
Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: 585.276.6670
Office: 2-318 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Partner in boutique consultancy, Kenning Associates LLP, that focuses on organizational and leadership development. Prior to that, spent 15 years as SME in communications with McKinsey & Company based in Hong Kong and Atlanta.

Teaching Interests

Management communications: spoken and written genres for business; design and management of interpersonal and group interactions; adult learning and development.

Research Interests

Use of stories in organizations, particularly ways that stories convey cultural values. Use of stories as a leadership tool to build trust, explain change, and motivate.

Professional History

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Rochester Simon Business School
July 2016 -
Partner
Kenning Associates, LLP
2010 - 2016
McKinsey & Company
1994 - 2010

Education

Emerson College - 1991
Other
MFA
Creative Writing
The University of Chicago - 1986
MA
English & American Literature
Yale University - 1983
BA
English

Publications

2009
Collaboration
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Conflict Management
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Effective Teamwork
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
2009
Empathy
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: McKinsey & Company, Internal
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