At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change and Groom New Leaders

At Butler, a Corporate Way to Manage Change  and Groom New Leaders 1

Aaron P. Bernstein for The Chronicle

James Danko, president of Butler U., meets with Andrea Moore, senior consulting manager at FlashPoint. 
The company was hired to support the university’s new leadership-development effort.

After less than two years as provost of Butler University, Kathryn A. Morris would admit that she could use some help managing the institution’s academic enterprise. The provost came to the job hoping that she could help elevate the stature of the university, but she often found herself consumed by a barrage of email and a brutal appointment schedule that left little time for strategic thinking.

Eager to change things, Ms. Morris has signed on to a yearlong