Carl Watson

VP of Transformation, Organizational Strategy, and Culture
Nike, Inc.

Carl Watson is the VP of Transformation, Organizational Strategy, and Culture at Nike, Inc. His experience spans leading teams of Marines, consulting on strategic renewal, coaching top leadership teams, and driving business transformation. Previously, he was the Global Head of Organizational Development and Culture Activation at Microsoft. In addition to his corporate roles, Carl conducts research focused on behavioral strategy and strategic adaptation. His current research program examines how firms structure strategic renewal and evolve existing operating models in response to adaptive pressures. Carl holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and is currently a Ph.D. student in Management at the Weatherhead School of Case Western Reserve University.

Recent Research

WEBINAR: Building Organizational Capability to Improve Strategy Execution

September 26, 2023 With Alec Levenson and Carl Watson

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