Jennifer Granholm: Leadership and Change

Leadership and Change with Jennifer Granholm - Conversations with History

Jennifer Granholm; former Governor of Michigan (2002-2011); Distinguished Adjunct Professor Law and Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Harry Kreisler welcomes former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm for a discussion of lessons learned from her political career. She recalls her formative experiences, analyzes the essential qualities of leadership, and recounts the cascade of crises she confronted as a governor because of the failure of Michigan to recognize and adapt to challenges posed by international economic competitiveness and technological innovation. Leading at a time of structural manufacturing decline, she had to navigate transition to a new economy. Granholm concludes with an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the two parties in meeting these challenges.

Key Words: Politics, Political Economy, Women Trailblazers
Jennifer Granholm
Publication date: 
November 30, 2018
Publication type: 
Conversations with History