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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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).

    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).
    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).
    3. A Missed Opportunity

      Keywords: Opportunities;

      Citation:

      Zelleke, A., and R. Dujarric. "A Missed Opportunity." RealClearPolitics (December 4, 2009).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    10. Barack Obama: American Enough

      Keywords: Government and Politics; United States;

      Citation:

      Zelleke, A. "Barack Obama: American Enough." Christian Science Monitor (August 27, 2008).
    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).
    12. Which Candidate Would Be a Better Leader?

      Keywords: Leadership;

      Citation:

      Zelleke, A. "Which Candidate Would Be a Better Leader?" RealClearPolitics (August 21, 2008).
    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.)
    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).
    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).
    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.)
    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).
    18. Chill, Bill.

      Citation:

      Zelleke, A. "Chill, Bill." Christian Science Monitor (January 25, 2008).
    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).
    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).
    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).
    22. America: Exceptional No More?

      Keywords: United States;

      Citation:

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

      Keywords: War;

      Citation:

      Zelleke, A. "When Not to Start a War." Christian Science Monitor (September 11, 2007).
    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).
    25. Quiet March

      Citation:

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

      Citation:

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

    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.)
    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.)
    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.)
    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.)
    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.)
    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.)