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Institute for Workplace Studies-Colloquium Series WS003

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A Conversation on Leadership with Tracy Dolgin, President & CEO of YES Network

Time & Location: The Cornell Club, 6 East 44th Street (between Madison and Fifth) in Manhattan from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a very special event on May 19, 2011 when Professor Samuel Bacharach will interview Tracy Dolgin, president and CEO of the YES Network. The conversation will touch on the nuts-and-bolts issues that today’s leaders need to deal with: How important is charisma and vision? Is there a distinction between leading and managing? Which is more valuable in moving agendas ahead: quiet influence or overt authority? Given Mr. Dolgin's track record as a successful leader, and Professor Bacharach's academic interest in leadership, the conversation promises to be informative and illuminating.

Tracy Dolgin (ILR '81), president and CEO of the YES Network, oversees all aspects of operations for YES, the nation's most-watched regional sports network. YES Network is a market leader, partnering with Major League Baseball and producing the first live in-market streaming offering in professional sports including games with local television rights. Eligible Cablevision cable and broadband customers (and now, Verizon FiOS and Time Warner Cable customers, as well) can watch YES' Yankees telecasts live on their computers and WiFi-enabled devices. On July 10 and 11, 2010, YES, in partnership with DirecTV, presented the first-ever 3D Major League Baseball telecasts.

He was named to Sports Business Journal's "50 Most Influential People in Sports Business" list in December 2009.

Samuel Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor of Labor Management at Cornell University's ILR School. He is the Director of ILR's New York City-based Institute for Workplace Studies. Professor Bacharach is the author of over 20 books and has written extensively on management. His two most popular leadership books are Get Them on Your Side (2005) and Keep Them on Your Side (2006). He is the author of 10 eCornell courses that focus on leadership, negotiation, and coaching, which have been subscribed to by many Fortune 500 companies. He is co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group (, a leadership training organization specializing in developing high potentials for corporations. He frequently writes on the topic of leadership at