Larry Lad

Larry Lad


Phone: 317-940-9530


Larry Lad is an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Butler University. Previously, he served as associate director of executive education and assistant professor of management at Indiana University’s Graduate School of Business. He teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in strategy, leadership, and ethical decision making. Larry has won five teaching awards. He has taught in executive programs at Indiana, Purdue, Louisiana State, and Harvard.

His current research focuses around the question—what do we need to know, to do, and to think about differently to develop our organizations, our communities, and ourselves? On one project he is exploring leadership education models that include service-based learning, personal journals, autobiographical inquiry, and collaborative dialog. On another project, he is utilizing work on cross-sector collaboration to explore models and mechanisms for co-regulation.

In addition to a book on self-regulation published in 1991, Larry’s articles have appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Futures Research Quarterly. Topics of papers and workshops have covered future trends, strategy, business ethics, servant leadership, eco-system thinking, and collaborative organization.

Larry holds a doctorate and MBA from Boston University and a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Michigan State University. Larry is a partner in Strategies for Tomorrow Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to creating 21st century organizations. He is a member of the community advisory board of the Junior League of Indianapolis and an “Outdoor Challenge” facilitator.

Larry was a varsity gymnast at Michigan State and now competes in triathlons and volunteers on hunger and homeless issues.