Barely settled into his new office at the Goizueta School of Business' plush new $26 million building, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld faces a dilemma: Should he even unpack the boxes?
With his decision to take the top job at Georgia Tech's Dupree School of Management starting in January 1998, Sonnenfeld has dramatically altered the business school landscape of Atlanta, and could challenge the loyalties of local executives.
Sonnenfeld, a noted expert on leadership and widely regarded for his vast personal network of CEOs, said his Center for Leadership & Career Studies (CLCS) likely will dissolve after his departure from Emory University. It will be reborn in some form at Georgia Tech, though it probably will not exist as a standalone center, he said.
At issue is whether local and national CEO support, in terms of time and money, will follow …