MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
For over twenty years, Daniel Meade has advised public and private sector organizations worldwide regarding the complex decision-making issues associated with transformational change initiatives. After completing his doctorate program at UC Berkeley, he introduced risk analysis for nuclear power plants and promptly thereafter migrated to other sectors as uncertainty became the dominant topic in other more traditional businesses. Here he became involved in the early developments of Total Quality Management under the Japanese schools of thought and pioneered the North American automotive supplier program for Ford Motor Company. He later introduced these ideas to European car manufacturers. For his achievements, Daniel was recognized with the Taguchi Quality Award given by the American Supplier Institute.
Daniel was invited by the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) to integrate the new graduate business school EGADE. He became a professor and director of institutional effectiveness while continuing to consult for companies on change management issues. He also initiated a research effort in what has come to be known as the new field of cultural genomics. Daniel developed models using cultural genetic units known as “memes” which promised to reduce change efforts substantially when used appropriately. For his contributions in implementation efforts of the Balanced Scorecard in Latin America he was invited by BetterManagement to broadcast a number of webcasts. He was later recognized as a thought leader in the field by BetterManagement.
“To further advance my knowledge in the design and development of organizational models and change management, and to gain fresh ideas, I attended the MIT Sloan Executive Education program, Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems. Soon after, I enrolled in the Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership track. I was captivated by the intellectual challenges posed by the very creators of the new theories and concepts I was seeking. The sound academic techniques have generated a new mental model and a new attitude towards all the work I do and teach to my students at EGADE.”