BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education : B.S., Boston University; MBA, Harvard University; D.B.A., Boston UniversityJeanne M. Liedtka is a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business and former chief learning officer at United Technologies Corporation, where she was responsible for overseeing all activities associated with corporate learning and development for the Fortune 50 corporation, including executive education, career development processes, employer-sponsored education and learning portal and web-based activities.At Darden, where she formerly served as associate dean of the MBA program and as executive director of the Batten Institute, Jeanne works with both MBAs and executives in the areas of design thinking, innovation and leading growth . Her passion is exploring how organizations can engage employees at every level in thinking creatively about the design of powerful futures.Her most recent books are: The Catalyst; How You Can Lead Extraordinary Growth (winner of the Business Week best innovation books of 2009), Designing for Growth: A design thinking tool kit for managers (winner of the 1800 CEO READ best management book of 2011), The Physics of Business Growth, Solving Business Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works and a field guide to accompany Designing for Growth.Selected PublicationsLiedtka, Jeanne . "Perspective: Linking Design Thinking with Innovation Outcomes through Cognitive Bias Reduction," Journal of Product Innovation Management , 2014.Bohemia, E., Rieple, A., Liedtka, J. M. , Cooper, R. "Proceedings of the 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference: Design Management in an Era of Disruption."Liedtka, Jeanne . "Innovative Ways Companies are Using Design Thinking," Strategy & Leadership , Vol. 42, No. 2, 40-45.Liedtka, Jeanne , Andrew King and Kevin Bennett. Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works . New York: Columbia Business Press, August 2013. Liedtka, Jeanne and Bidhan Parmar. "Moving Design from Metaphor or Management Practice," Journal of Organizational Design , Vol. 1, No. 3 (Dec 2012): p. 51-57.Liedtka, Jeanne and T. Ogilvie. "Helping Managers to Discover Their Appetite for Design Thinking," Design Management Review (2012): p. 7-13.Liedtka, Jeanne . "Learning to use design thinking tools for successful innovation," Strategy and Leadership , Vol. 39, No. 5, 2011, 13-19.Liedtka, Jeanne , Sean Carr, Amy Halliday, Andrew C. King, and Thomas Lockwood. "The Influence of Design Thinking in Business: Some Preliminary Observations," Design Management Review , Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer 2010, 58-63.Liedtka, Jeanne . "Business Strategy and Design: Can this Marriage Be Saved?," Design Management Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2010, 6-11.Liedtka, Jeanne . "Beyond Strategic Thinking: Strategy as Experienced and Embodied," Chapter 7 in Disruptive Business , Alexander Manu, Gower Publishing, August 2010, 153-167.Liedtka, Jeanne . " Strategy as Design ," DOM Research Lab Publication, M. Mr. Shamiyeh (Editor) Volume 4, 2010.Jeanne M. Liedtka , R. Rosen, and R. Wiltbank. "Getting to Growth: The organization as its own worst enemy," Ivey Business Journal, Vol. 73, No. 2, March/April 2009.S. Carr, Jeanne M. Liedtka , R. Rosen, R. Wiltbank. "In Search of Growth Leaders," Wall Street Journal Business Insight series, July 7, 2008, R4.Liedtka, Jeanne . "Strategy Making and the Search for Authenticity," Journal of Business Ethics , Vol. 80, No. 2, June 2008, 237-248.Selected BooksLiedtka, Jeanne , Andrew King and Kevin Bennett. Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works . New York: Columbia Business Press, August (2013).Liedtka, Jeanne and Edward D. Hess. The Physics of Business Growth: Mindsets, System and Processes. Stanford University Press, 2012. Liedtka, Jeanne and Tim Ogilvie. Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers . New York: Columbia University Press. 2011.Liedtka, Jeanne , Robert H. Rosen and Robert Wiltbank. The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader. Crown Business, 2009.MBA CoursesCorporate Innovation and Design Experience Strategy as Design (Barcelona GBE) Strategic ThinkingExecutive Education CoursesDrive Business Growth and Innovation: Mindsets, Behaviors and ToolsDesign ThinkingAdvancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Jeanna M. Liedtka's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.