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Leadership Lessons to Overcome Change Management Challenges

In this course, learn leadership lessons from Harry Kraemer Jr., an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States, and professor at Kellogg School of Management.

What you’ll learn

  • Creating a change-oriented team
  • Gaining a sense of the target company's leadership approach
  • Working Through Middle Management
  • Helping someone that struggles with relatability

Course content

Leadership lessons to tackle change management conflicts

Talking about influence

Acquiring in another country

How to work with the target's leadership team

Relating to your employees

Building a versatile M&A team

Who is this course for

This course is intended for those in middle to upper management positions looking to improve their change management practices.


Harry Kraemer Jr.
Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg School of Management

Harry Kraemer Jr. is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs. He is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, one of the largest private equity firms in the United States where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies in MDP’s extensive portfolio.


Upon completion, members will receive a "Leadership Lessons to Overcome Change Management Challenges" badge.

Have any questions?

What is the M&A Science Academy?

The M&A Science Academy is an online-platform where you can access courses taught by M&A professionals. The courses cover a wide variety of M&A topics such as integration, divestitures, due diligence, management styles, and more.

The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

Where can I watch the courses?

All courses are available 24/7 on the M&A Science Thinkific page.

Which courses are right for me?

The M&A Science Academy courses were created to cover a range of topics based upon common M&A challenges. We are going to be adding new content regularly so feel free to explore new areas!