Nancy J. Adler is the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from UCLA. Adler conducts research and consults on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and the arts and leadership. She has authored more than 150 articles, produced several films, and published 10 books and edited volumes, including From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Insight, Women in Management Worldwide, and Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy.
Adler consults to private corporations and government organizations on projects around the world. She received McGill University’s first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and was one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. Honoring her as one of Canada’s top university professors, she was named a 3M Teaching Fellow.
She has received many awards, including the Prix du Quebec, Doctor Honoris Causa from (Slovenia’s IEDC Bled), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Center for Creative Leadership’s Applied Research Award, the World Federation of People Management Associations’ Georges Petitpas Award. ASTD’s International Leadership Award, SIETAR’s Outstanding Senior Interculturalist Award, the YWCA’s Femme de Mérite Award, the Academy of Management’s (AMLE) outstanding article award and Decade award, and the Sage Award for scholarly contributions to management. She was elected to the Fellows of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the International Academy of Management Fellows, and was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.
Adler is also a visual artist known for her paintings, monotype prints, and ceramics. Her “Serendipity Suite” and “Reality in Translation: Art Transforming Apathy into Action” exhibitions were held at Banff Centre and her “Going Beyond the Dehydrated Language of Management” exhibition opened in Montreal. Her artwork is held in private collections worldwide.