Andy Zelleke

MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Unit: General Management

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Andy Zelleke is the MBA Class of 1962 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.  A member of the General Management unit, he teaches Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (“FIELD”) in the Required Curriculum.

Prior to joining the HBS faculty, Zelleke was Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching “Strategy, Structure and Leadership in Public Service Organizations” and “Introduction to Negotiation Analysis.”   He also served as Co-Director of the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership; and as founding faculty chair of the Center’s Latino Leadership Initiative. Prior to joining the Kennedy School faculty, Zelleke taught Negotiation in the MBA and undergraduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he won teaching awards and led the development of an executive education program for newly appointed members of public company boards of directors.

While at Wharton, Zelleke was Project Director and a Steering Committee member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Corporate Responsibility initiative, and coeditor of its publication Restoring Trust in American Business (MIT Press, 2005).  Zelleke’s articles on corporate governance have appeared in Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Directors & Boards, and Corporate Governance: An International Review.  His op-eds on topics in leadership, corporate governance and foreign affairs have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Christian Science Monitor; he has also given talks on these topics at venues ranging from the headquarters of the United States European Command (EUCOM) in Stuttgart, Germany, to Vatican City.  Zelleke has served as a consultant to several leading law firms on corporate governance issues; and is a member of the board of directors of Innodata, Inc., a NASDAQ-traded public company.

Formerly a practicing business lawyer, Zelleke received an AB in Government magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.  He also received a Ph.D. (in Organizational Behavior) from Harvard University.   Zelleke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the State Bar of New York.  He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Dina Zelleke, and 8-year-old daughter, Zoe.

 

Publications

Books

  1. Restoring Trust in American Business

    Keywords: Trust; Business Ventures; United States;

    Citation:

    Lorsch, Jay W., Leslie Berlowitz, and A. Zelleke, eds. Restoring Trust in American Business. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005. View Details

Journal Articles

  1. Oversight and Delegation in Corporate Governance: Deciding What the Board Should Decide

    Keywords: Corporate Governance;

    Citation:

    Useem, M., and A. Zelleke. "Oversight and Delegation in Corporate Governance: Deciding What the Board Should Decide." Corporate Governance 14, no. 1 (2006): 2–12. View Details
  2. Review of "Icarus in the Boardroom: The Fundamental Flaws in Corporate America and Where They Came From", edited by David Skeel. Oxford University Press, 2005

    Keywords: Information; Governance; Business Ventures;

  3. The Chairman's Job Description

    Keywords: Management; Jobs and Positions;

    Citation:

    Lorsch, Jay W., and A. Zelleke. "The Chairman's Job Description." Directors & Boards (Fourth Quarter 2005): 28–32. View Details
  4. Should the CEO be the Chairman?

    Keywords: Management;

    Citation:

    Lorsch, Jay W., and A. Zelleke. "Should the CEO be the Chairman?" Art. 46214. MIT Sloan Management Review 46, no. 2 (winter 2005): 71–74. View Details
  5. Review of Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms edited by Anna Grandori. Oxford University Press, 2004

    Keywords: Corporate Governance; Information; Organizations;

  6. Unbalanced Boards

    Citation:

    Lorsch, Jay W., A. Zelleke, and Katharina Pick. "Unbalanced Boards." F0102E. Harvard Business Review 79, no. 2 (February 2001). View Details

Op-eds

  1. America Needs a Chief Strategy Officer

    The White House needs someone to look beyond the crisis of the day and focus on the United States' role in the world.

    Keywords: International Relations; Government Administration; Management Teams; United States;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, and Justin Talbot Zorn. "America Needs a Chief Strategy Officer." Foreign Policy (November 2, 2012). View Details
  2. Turn a Potential Clash over Iran into a Middle East Peace

    Keywords: War; Iran;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A., and R. Dujarric. "Turn a Potential Clash over Iran into a Middle East Peace." Christian Science Monitor (August 9, 2010). View Details
  3. A Missed Opportunity

    Keywords: Opportunities;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A., and R. Dujarric. "A Missed Opportunity." RealClearPolitics (December 4, 2009). View Details
  4. Don't Define Strategy Too Narrowly in Afghanistan

    Keywords: Strategy;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A., and R. Dujarric. "Don't Define Strategy Too Narrowly in Afghanistan." RealClearPolitics (October 9, 2009). View Details
  5. Wanted: Elected Leaders with International Experience

    Keywords: Leadership;

    Citation:

    Dujarric, R., and A. Zelleke. "Wanted: Elected Leaders with International Experience." Christian Science Monitor (March 23, 2009). View Details
  6. You Can Cap the Pay, But the Greed Will Go On

    Keywords: Compensation and Benefits;

    Citation:

    Khurana, R., and A. Zelleke. "You Can Cap the Pay, But the Greed Will Go On." Washington Post (February 8, 2009). View Details
  7. The American Century Isn't Over

    Keywords: United States;

    Citation:

    Dujarric, R., and A. Zelleke. "The American Century Isn't Over." Christian Science Monitor (January 7, 2009). View Details
  8. America's Other Deficit: Leadership

    Keywords: Leadership;

    Citation:

    Gergen, D., and A. Zelleke. "America's Other Deficit: Leadership." Christian Science Monitor (October 22, 2008). View Details
  9. Beyond a Bailout, Wall Street Needs New Rules

    Keywords: Stocks; Financial Institutions; Governing Rules, Regulations, and Reforms;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Beyond a Bailout, Wall Street Needs New Rules." Christian Science Monitor (September 23, 2008). View Details
  10. Barack Obama: American Enough

    Keywords: Government and Politics; United States;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Barack Obama: American Enough." Christian Science Monitor (August 27, 2008). View Details
  11. Dropping the Ball on Russia Policy

    Keywords: Policy; Russia;

    Citation:

    Dujarric, R., and A. Zelleke. "Dropping the Ball on Russia Policy." RealClearPolitics (August 26, 2008). View Details
  12. Which Candidate Would Be a Better Leader?

    Keywords: Leadership;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Which Candidate Would Be a Better Leader?" RealClearPolitics (August 21, 2008). View Details
  13. The Success of That Surge

    Keywords: Success;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A., and R. Dujarric. "The Success of That Surge." Boston Globe (July 31, 2008). (Reprinted as "How Much of a Success?" in International Herald Tribune, August 1, 2008.) View Details
  14. What Kind of Leader Would McCain or Obama Be?

    Keywords: Leadership; Government and Politics;

    Citation:

    Gergen, D., and A. Zelleke. "What Kind of Leader Would McCain or Obama Be?" Christian Science Monitor (July 17, 2008). View Details
  15. The Death of U.S. Strategy in Iraq

    Keywords: Strategy; United States; Iraq;

    Citation:

    Dujarric, R., and A. Zelleke. "The Death of U.S. Strategy in Iraq." Christian Science Monitor (June 17, 2008). View Details
  16. A Question of Presidential Leadership

    Keywords: Leadership; Government and Politics;

    Citation:

    Gergen, D., and A. Zelleke. "A Question of Presidential Leadership." Boston Globe (June 12, 2008). (Reprinted as "A Question of Leadership," in International Herald Tribune, June 13, 2008.) View Details
  17. Barack Obama and the Case for Charisma

    Keywords: Government and Politics;

    Citation:

    Bennis, W., and A. Zelleke. "Barack Obama and the Case for Charisma." Christian Science Monitor (February 28, 2008). View Details
  18. Chill, Bill.

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Chill, Bill." Christian Science Monitor (January 25, 2008). View Details
  19. A Better Way to Pay CEOs: Smarter Incentives Could Reduce the Risks They Pursue

    Keywords: Compensation and Benefits; Management; Motivation and Incentives; Risk and Uncertainty;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "A Better Way to Pay CEOs: Smarter Incentives Could Reduce the Risks They Pursue." Christian Science Monitor (January 2, 2008). View Details
  20. Bush's Game of Chess in Iraq

    Keywords: Government and Politics; Strategy; Iraq;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Bush's Game of Chess in Iraq." Boston Globe (December 22, 2007). View Details
  21. Wall Street Must Learn from the Boss's Downfall

    Keywords: Stocks; Financial Institutions; Learning; Management;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Wall Street Must Learn from the Boss's Downfall." Christian Science Monitor (November 7, 2007). View Details
  22. America: Exceptional No More?

    Keywords: United States;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "America: Exceptional No More?" Christian Science Monitor (October 15, 2007). View Details
  23. When Not to Start a War

    Keywords: War;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "When Not to Start a War." Christian Science Monitor (September 11, 2007). View Details
  24. Why Not Treat Ineffective Presidents Like CEOs: Fire Them

    Keywords: Government and Politics; Management;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Why Not Treat Ineffective Presidents Like CEOs: Fire Them." Christian Science Monitor (August 29, 2007). View Details
  25. Quiet March

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A. "Quiet March." Wall Street Journal (August 11, 2007). View Details
  26. Baker-Hamilton 2.0

    Citation:

    Ervin, C., and A. Zelleke. "Baker-Hamilton 2.0." Christian Science Monitor (July 16, 2007). View Details

Cases and Teaching Materials

  1. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: Riva's Internal Deliberation

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: Riva's Internal Deliberation." Harvard Business School Exercise 313-079, September 2012. (Revised September 2013.) View Details
  2. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: Charlton's Internal Deliberation

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: Charlton's Internal Deliberation." Harvard Business School Exercise 313-078, September 2012. (Revised September 2013.) View Details
  3. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation, Round II: The Charlton Team Perspective

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation, Round II: The Charlton Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 313-077, September 2012. (Revised September 2013.) View Details
  4. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation, Round II: The Riva Team Perspective

    Citation:

    Zelleke, A., and Anthony Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation, Round II: The Riva Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 313-076, September 2012. (Revised September 2013.) View Details
  5. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Riva Team Perspective

    Keywords: Negotiation Deal;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, Joshua D. Margolis, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Riva Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 312-065, October 2011. (Revised September 2012.) View Details
  6. Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Charlton Team Perspective

    Keywords: Negotiation Deal;

    Citation:

    Zelleke, Andy, Joshua D. Margolis, and Anthony J. Mayo. "Finalizing a Deal between Riva Corporation and Charlton Corporation: The Charlton Team Perspective." Harvard Business School Exercise 312-066, October 2011. (Revised September 2012.) View Details