Sanger Leadership Center

Serving students across nine academic programs at the Ross School of Business and offering several programs for the entire Michigan student body, the Sanger Leadership Center thrives in providing challenging and transformative experiences that develop students into leaders for business and society.

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What Can Aikido Teach Us About Effective Leadership?

Four key concepts from Aikido, a Japanese martial art known as the ‘art of peace’, parallel effective leadership practices, referencing research from Ross professors Sue Ashford, Jane Dutton, and Gretchen Spreitzer.

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What We’re Reading: December 2018

Having recently completed Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone, the Sanger team’s book club highlights their top takeaways.

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Voices from RLA: Living Your Core Values

During the first few weeks of the Ross Leaders Academy, students have begun a process of “self-excavation,” which indicates an effort to dig within oneself and uncover important personal data. RLA student, Sarah Inendino, shares her personal excavation process.

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Building a More Connected, Creative, and Prosperous World, One Leader at a Time

The Sanger Leadership Center develops leaders with the character and capabilities to thrive in today’s dynamic world of work. Located at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, its mission is to build a more connected, creative, and prosperous world, one leader at a time.

Sanger is a hub for leadership development on campus, with programs, resources, and learning communities serving all students. It is also a source of powerful ideas for leaders anywhere in the world. It curates the Michigan Model of Leadership and leverages more than 50 years of path-breaking research generated by the university’s innovative faculty.


Sanger Leadership Center has 6 products available, viewing 1-6.

Leadership Crisis Challenge: AguaClara Global Beverages
The 2017 Leadership Crisis Challenge places teams of students into roles as members of an emergency response team for AguaClara Global Beverages, a beverage conglomerate that is experiencing and may…
Publication Date: 01/12/2017 Product ID: 1-430-499
Leadership Crisis Challenge: Polaris Cruise Lines
Polaris Cruise Lines, a subsidiary of Constellation Cargo, Inc. — a global freight, travel, and hospitality company generating $25 billion in annual revenue — faces an ecological challenge with financial…
Publication Date: 01/10/2016 Product ID: 1-430-477
Leadership Crisis Challenge: STAR Global Beverages & the AquaStar Crisis
The 2015 Leadership Crisis Challenge places teams of students into roles as members of an emergency response team for Aquastar International, a beverage conglomerate that is experiencing and may have…
Publication Date: 01/15/2015 Product ID: 1-429-410
Leadership Crisis Challenge: Timora International
A $500-million boutique hotel company with a global presence, Timora International has made an ambitious foray into ecotourism that has led to a financial crisis that threatens the company’s survival.…
Publication Date: 01/16/2014 Product ID: 1-429-289
Leadership Crisis Challenge: Olick International
Winner of the 2011 University of Michigan Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize In this crisis simulation, students are cast in the roles of executives at Olick International, an $11 billion agricultural…
Publication Date: 08/04/2009 Product ID: 1-428-769
Leadership Crisis Challenge: Pharmeck
Winner of the 2011 University of Michigan Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize This simulation presents students with a hypothetical yet realistic crisis situation during which they are asked demonstrate integrity under…
Publication Date: 09/09/2008 Product ID: 1-428-585