OPEN Fellow – Sandra Waddock


DBA Boston University; MBA Boston University, MA Boston College

Interests & Passions

Systems thinking, system transformation, Leadership development, Economic system change, Wisdom. (Plus folk, bluegrass, and Americana music–writing and jamming)


OPEN Board Member

Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She is a member of the Steward Communications teams of Bounce Beyond and a member of the Steward team for GANE (Global Assessment for a New Economics). She has published over 180 papers and chapters and 15 books and received multiple lifetime achievement awards. Her newest book is Transforming towards Life-Centered Economics (Business Expert Press, 2020). Current research interests include transformational system change, memes and narrative, flourishing life, intellectual shamanism, management education, and wisdom, among others.

Why am I an OPEN fellow?

OPEN’s mission to develop change agents who really understand system transformation and the need for it is really important. As an ‘elder’ at this point, I have developed some perspective that may be helpful to others in some way and I am always engaged in learning from others as well.

How can I help change agents?

Through speaking with people interested in change, brainstorming with them about possibilities, co-developing ideas, and engaging in whatever ways make sense given time constraints.

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