03 Jan January 3, 2024 – Better Teams David B. Greenspan and UCB Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer Dr. Richard Lyons
David B. Greenspan – Founder and Chief Growth Officer of BLUECASE and Author of Be a Better Team by Friday: A Playbook for High-Performance Business Leaders
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David B. Greenspan is the Founder and Chief Growth Officer of BLUECASE, Co-Author of Be a Better Team by Friday David B. Greenspan, Ph.D., is the founder and Chief Growth Officer of BLUECASE Strategic Partners, a leadership development, strategic planning, and executive coaching consultancy headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in 2014, BLUECASE drives strategic planning and leads managers and executives at fast-growing companies on how to create seamless cross-functional collaboration, feedback-rich cultures, and high levels of engagement. David is the co-author of the Amazon best-selling book, Be a Better Team by Friday: A Playbook for High-Performance Business Leaders. The book is a guide for CEOs and Executives to scale company growth and create a streamlined team culture with seven proven practices focused on achieving remarkable results. David holds a PH.D. in High-Performance Psychology with expertise in why certain individuals and teams perform at exceptional levels, even in suboptimal circumstances. An expert in creating high-performance corporate cultures and teams, he is an energizing leader, coach, and facilitator known for his capacity to galvanize groups to generate breakthrough results. David has over fifteen years of experience working with senior executives at Fortune 100 companies and executive teams of fast-growing PE-backed companies.
Dr. Richard Lyons – Chief Innovation & Entrepreneurship Officer at UC Berkeley
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Dr. Rich Lyons currently serves in UC Berkeley’s Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (VCRO) as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Haas School of Business, where he served as dean from 2008 to 2018. In his VCRO role, Lyons oversees development of the campus-wide ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, including patenting and technology licensing. In 2023 he was appointed by the President of the 10-campus University of California system to chair the new President’s Council for Entrepreneurship, which will focus on the biggest opportunities for ecosystem development system-wide. As dean of the Haas School, Lyons led a sweeping culture initiative that drove the school’s historic strengths more deeply into admissions and other critical processes with a set of four Defining Leadership Principles: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. He oversaw the development of Connie & Kevin Chou Hall—a new academic building funded entirely by alumni and friends—as well as attracting eight of the 10 largest gifts in school history. Lyons forged stronger ties with other UC Berkeley colleges and departments, a path he called structural interdisciplinarity, with a focus on dual degree programs combining business with STEM fields, including the new Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology program with Berkeley Engineering. In 2018, he was awarded with the Berkeley Citation, given to individuals whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields. Lyons also received the Distinguished Teaching Award, Berkeley’s highest teaching honor, in 1998. Lyons’ research and teaching are mostly in international finance, though his more recent work explores how business leadership drives innovation and the importance of culture in shaping organizations, including vis-a-vis equity and belonging. From 2006 to 2008, he took a leave from Berkeley to serve as Goldman Sachs’ Chief Learning Officer, focusing on leadership development for managing directors. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1993, he was an assistant professor at Columbia Business School. He received his BS in finance from Berkeley and PhD in economics from MIT.