What Should We Have Learned from Enron?

Advanced Leadership Skills
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PREREQUISITES Proposed participants will be required to read Kurt Eichenwald’s Conspiracy of Fools.   PROGRAM CONTENT (2 days) This immersive experience builds on a leadership development concept used by the United States Army, called the Staff Ride. Participants will research Enron leaders/ personalities and assume those roles as the group negotiates six leadership vignettes. Vignettes explored include:
  • Contrasting Leader Profiles – Lay, Skilling, and Fastow
  • The Oil Trading Unit Scandal (1987) – Another Case for Character in Leadership
  • The “To Become” Evolution and Its Impact on Everything (1986-1995) – Who Was Enron and Why Were They in Business?
  • JEDI I and JEDI II – from Alpine Investors to Chewco Investments L.P. (1997-1998)
  • The Multiple Faces of Enron – Values and Codes of Conduct; Why They Matter and What Leaders Should Be Paying Attention To
  • Aftermath (2002-present) – Americans and Corporate Trust in a Sarbanes-Oxley World