First and foremost, we want to thank our chapter authors for their excellent contributions to the book and to the Kravis–de Roulet Leadership Conference. We thank Adrienne Boardman and Ross Boomer for their roles at both the conference and in book development, as well as Sandy Counts, who helped produce the final manuscript. Thank you also to the terrific KLI professional staff and faculty, Kevin Arnold, Barbara Ascher, Rebecca Reichard, Susan Murphy, and Jay Conger, who helped make the conference a success.
THE KRAVIS–DE ROULET LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Kravis–de Roulet Leadership Conference, which began in 1990, is an annual leadership conference funded jointly by an endowment from Henry R. Kravis and the de Roulet family. This perpetual funding, along with additional support from the Kravis Leadership Institute, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership at Claremont Graduate University, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and Claremont McKenna College, enables us to attract the finest leadership scholars and practitioners as conference presenters and participants. The sixteenth annual Kravis–de Roulet conference, Rethinking Followership, was held in Claremont February 24–25, 2006.
THE KRAVIS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
The Kravis Leadership Institute plays an active role in the development of young leaders through educational programs, research and scholarship, and the development of technologies for enhancing leadership potential. ...