Susan J. Ashford is Michael & Susan Jandernoa Professor of Management and Organizations and Associate Dean for Leadership Programming and the Executive MBA Program at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Dr. Ashford teaches in the areas of organizational behavior, leadership, negotiation, and the management of organizational change. Her current research interests include leadership and managerial effectiveness, issue selling, self-management and organizational change, particularly in the context of interpersonal relations, organizational change, and employee socialization. She is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds an M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Bruce J. Avolio has an international reputation as a researcher and practitioner in leadership. He has consulted with public and private organizations in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Israel. His research and consulting includes work with the militaries of the United States of America, Singapore, Sweden, Finland, Israel, and South Africa.
Dr. Avolio has published nine books and over a hundred articles on leadership and related areas. His books include Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead (Elsevier Science, 2002), Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations (Sage Publications, 1999), and Developing Potential Across a Full Range of Leadership: Cases on Transactional and Transformational Leadership (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000). His newest books are Leadership Development in Balance: Made/Born (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, February 2005), The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Authentic Leadership Development (McGraw-Hill 2006) and Psychological capital: Developing the human competitive edge (Oxford Press, 2007) with Fred Luthans and Carolyn Youssef.
Elaine Backman is a research scientist at the MIT Leadership Center. Her work with MIT faculty is focused particularly on distributed leadership models and the assessment and evaluation of leadership development programs. She has served as a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Business School's Initiative on Social Enterprise, collaborating with faculty on the development of new MBA and executive education offerings on social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management and nonprofit governance. Previously, as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, she helped write the proposal to launch the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations. She has also been a consultant specializing in non-profit strategy. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Nevada and conducted graduate studies in organizational behavior at Stanford University.
Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell is an associate professor at the Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth and works in the field of organizational behavior. Dr. Bell's research interests focus on the career and life histories of professional African-American and European-American women, most recently on issues of work/life balance. She has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and to many public institutions. Her scholarly work includes authorship of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity. She is a graduate of Mills College of Education and holds a masters degree in Urban Education from Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.
Michelle Blieberg is Global Learning Officer for UBS Investment Bank, where she leads a team of 80 learning professionals to introduce talent development and experiential learning programs across all levels of the organization. Prior to joining UBS she served as head of Human Resources and Community Relations for Moody's KMV and has held senior human resources and organizational development positions with Charles Schwab, Travelers/Smith Barney, and JP Morgan & Co. She has also provided specialized services through her own consulting firm in the areas of organizational learning, HR strategy, and executive coaching. She is co-founder of the Wall Street CLO Club and co-president of the Conference Board Learning Council.
Joe Bonito is vice president of Organizational Development at Coach. Prior to joining Coach he served as vice president of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning & Development at Pfizer, and previously as a principal at Rath & Strong, Inc., a management-consulting firm. He holds a BA from Boston College, an MS from the University of Pennsylvania and an Executive Master in Human Resource Leadership from Rutgers University.
Hannah Riley Bowles is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her primary research focus is on gender in negotiation and leadership, in particular how gender influences the attainment of resources and opportunities for leadership. She has conducted case research on leadership in crisis and complex multi-party conflicts. She is the faculty director of Women & Power, the Kennedy School's executive program for women leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors and teaches leadership in a number of other executive programs. She has served as a technical advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources, Energy & Mines of Costa Rica and has been a fellow at the Argentinean National Institute of Public Administration, the West German Parliament, and Oxford University's Forestry Institute. She holds a DBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPP from the Kennedy School, and a BA from Smith College.
Jeff Bradach is the co-founder and managing partner of The Bridgespan Group, which seeks to increase the flow of talented leaders into and within the nonprofit sector. He works on a variety of nonprofit client and foundation engagements, focusing on issues of strategy and scale. He also writes, teaches and speaks extensively on topics relating to nonprofit strategy, business planning, and philanthropy. He is the author of Going to Scale: The Challenge of Replicating Social Programs and co-author of the HBR article, Should Nonprofits Seek Profits? Prior to establishing Bridgespan, he was a member of the HBS Organizational Behavior area and Social Enterprise Initiative faculty. He began his career at Bain & Company. He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MA in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University.
Greg Brandeau is senior vice president of Technology at Pixar Animation Studios, where he is responsible for providing, maintaining and continually adapting the systems and technology - the "digital pens and pencils" - that allow the studio's artists to bring the directors' visions to the screen as quickly and easily as possible. His team also furnishes the technological infrastructure that enables Pixar employees to excel. Brandeau left Pixar between 2001 and 2004 to broaden his expertise within other areas of technology, serving as chief information officer for the biotechnology startup, Perlegen Sciences. Earlier in his career he held a variety of senior level positions in Silicon Valley, including director of Operations at NeXT and director of Software Engineering at Mountain Network Solutions. He earned Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he continued his education at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, where he received a MBA.
Ronald S. Burt is Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He studies the social structure of competitive advantage in careers, organizations, and markets, which has earned him fellowships from the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is the author of six books, two software programs, and numerous articles and chapters in academic works, including Brokerage and Closure: An Introduction to Social Capital. He earned a bachelor's degree in social and behavioral science from Johns Hopkins University in 1971, a master's degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1973, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 1977.
James Champy is chairman of Perot Systems Corporation's consulting practice as well as head of corporate strategy. He is a leading authority on the management issues surrounding business reengineering, organizational change, and corporate renewal. His consulting work with senior-level executives of multinational companies encompasses performance improvement in the areas of business strategy, management and operations, organizational development and change, and information technology. He is co-author of Reengineering the Corporation and Reengineering Management. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT and is a life member of the MIT Corporation, and also holds a law degree from Boston College and is a member of the Board of Overseers. He also serves on the board of Analog Devices, Inc.
Jennifer Chatman is the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the business advantages of leveraging organizational culture, the underlying psychology of person-culture fit, and the impact of team composition, member status, and team norms on individual and group effectiveness. Her work has appeared in various academic journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personality and Social Psychology. She has consulted for a wide variety of organizations, most recently for Adobe, Cisco Systems, Connoco-Phillips, Genentech, Goldman Sachs, Google, Intel, J.P. Morgan-Chase, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, and Statoil. She is a director of Simpson Manufacturing, a Trustee of Prospect Sierra School, and an Academic Partner with The Trium Group.
Jay Conger is the Henry Kravis Research Professor of Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School. His consulting work focuses on leadership, training and development of leaders and managers, organizational change and development, and boards of directors. He has written numerous influential articles and is the author of Building Leaders: How Successful Companies Develop the Next Generation. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the University of Virginia, and received the Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Diane Coutu is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review. During her ten years at the magazine, she has interviewed leading management thinkers and practitioners, including Jack Welch, James March, Karl Weick, Edgar Schein, and Manfred Kets de Vries. She has also worked with top management thinkers such as Charles Handy, C.K. Prahalad, Rakesh Khurana, Roderick Kramer, and Michael Maccoby. Prior to joining Harvard Business Review, Coutu worked for The Wall Street Journal Europe, and later McKinsey and Company. She is a graduate of Yale and Oxford Universities, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was an Affiliate Scholar and Julius Silberger Fellow at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
Luc Desjardins recently stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcontinental Inc., North America's seventh-largest printer and Canada's fourth-largest print media group, where he pursued a balanced strategy of internal growth and selective acquisitions. Mr. Desjardins has participated in some 50 acquisitions during his career and has a long track record as a top executive in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Transcontinental, he was President and CEO of a major U.S. division of Mail-Well, a leading printer in North America and of Supremex, a Canadian printer acquired by Mail-Well. He obtained his MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
Rich DeJordy is a PhD candidate in organization studies at Boston College. His research is concerned with conformity behaviors in and of organizations, particularly relating to institutional theory, passing, and covering. His dissertation focuses on how agency is used to protect and propagate institutions. He holds a BA in Computer Information Systems from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Paul DiMaggio is Professor of Sociology and past chair of the Sociology Department at Princeton University. He was formerly a professor of Sociology and Organization and Development at Yale and executive director of the university's Program on Non-Profit Organizations. He has written widely on organizational analysis, focusing especially on nonprofit and cultural organizations, on patterns of participation in the arts, and cultural conflict in the U.S. He is currently studying the social implications of new digital technologies. He is editor of Nonprofit Enterprise in the Arts and The Twenty-First Century Firm as well as author of Managers of the Arts and co-author of Race, Ethnicity, and Participation in the Arts . He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University.
David Dintenfass is associate director, Global Oral Care for Procter & Gamble. Since joining the company he has several leadership and new business development positions with P&G's "household name" brands including Ivory Soap, Olay Skin Care, and Crest toothpaste and Oral B. He led the integration of related Gillette Company products into P&G's Global Oral Care in 2005. Prior to joining P&G he was an analyst and consultant with McKinsey & Co. He is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.
Jonathan Donner is Vice President, Leadership Development, based in London, for Unilever PLC, a leading global consumer product company with 174,000 employees operating in 150 countries. Prior to joining Unilever he headed leadership development for the consumer products company Philip Morris/Altria and the retailer Marks and Spencer. His current responsibilities include global responsibility for Talent, Learning and Executive Development, Performance Management and Recruitment. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University.
Peter Dorfman is a professor at New Mexico State University in the Department of Management, which he has served as department head. He has served worldwide as a guest lecturer, keynote speaker, and visiting professor, and recently returned from a Fulbright in New Zealand. His current research is focused on the impact of cultural influences on managerial behavior and leadership styles. He has been a co-principal investigator and executive member of the decade-long Global Leadership and Organizational Behavioral Effectiveness (GLOBE) Research Project and was an editor of Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE study of 62 Societies. He is the author of numerous articles on leadership, cross-cultural management, and employee discrimination. He received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland.
Robin Ely is Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School and is affiliated with the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons Graduate School of Management. She investigates how organizations can better manage their race and gender relations while at the same time increasing their effectiveness. Her research in this area focuses on organizational change, group dynamics, learning, conflict, power, and social identity. Her work has ranged from studying men and masculinity on offshore oil platforms to investigating the effects of racial diversity on performance in retail banking. She is currently at work on a study of senior women's experiences of power and authority in professional service firms. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University, completed the doctoral coursework in Social Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and is a graduate of Smith College.
Elisabet Engellau is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Management at INSEAD and program director at INSEAD's Global Leadership Center where she focuses on leadership development and coaching in executive programs. In addition, she regularly serves as visiting faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Stockholm School of Economics. She is co-author of "Doing an Alexander: Lessons on Leadership by a Master Conqueror". Her professional activities are focused on the dynamics of corporate transformation and change. In her consulting work with individuals and teams in European and multi-national organizations, she combines her long-term interest in creativity with a clinical approach to human resource management. She has pursued academic studies at Uppsala, Harvard, and McGill Universities, and has undertaken psychoanalytic training in Montreal and Paris.
Cristina Escallon is the director of the INSEAD Leadership Initiative. An engineer by background, she started her career in marketing with Procter & Gamble. After completing her MBA at INSEAD, she joined Accenture with a focus on strategy consulting and change management. She subsequently took on the role of Human Capital Strategy Director for the firm. Since 2005, she has worked as an independent leadership and strategy consultant for corporations, government, and non-profit organizations, and as a personal and executive coach.
Fernando Fragueiro is the former dean of IAE Business School as well as vice president of Austral University where he was professor of Organizational Behavior and chaired the Academic Advisory Board, comprised of faculty from Harvard Business School and IESE Business School. He also served as member of the Academic Advisory Board of ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Chile. His major areas of expertise and research are related to strategic leadership, change management, and leadership development in professional service firms. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Católica Argentina and the Executive MBA from IAE Business School.
Walter A. Friedman is a Research Fellow at Harvard Business School where he also serves as co-editor of Business History Review, an international quarterly. He specializes in business, labor, and economic history. His book, Birth of a Salesman: The Transformation of Selling in America traced the history of selling from the days of peddlers and traveling drummers to the development of modern, professional sales forces. He is currently writing a history of economic forecasting agencies in the United States. He was formerly a Newcomen Post-Doctoral Fellow in Business History and a Trustee of the Business History Conference. He received his Ph. D. from Columbia University.
Ann Fudge is a member of the board of directors of General Electric and Novartis. She also serves on the Harvard University Board of Overseers and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a trustee of the Brookings Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, and Morehouse College, and chairs the US Programs Advisory Panel of the Gates Foundation. Her numerous honors include having been named by Fortune as one of the 50 most powerful women in American business. She retired in 2006 as chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands and its largest division, Y&R Advertising. Previously, she was president of the Beverages, Desserts and Post division of Kraft Foods and served on Kraft's management committee. Fudge received her BA from Simmons College and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
John J. (Jack) Gabarro, UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management in Organizational Behavior, Emeritus at HBS has taught in all the School's major programs and served twice as chair of its Organizational Behavior area. His research has focused on professional service organizations, managerial effectiveness and executive succession. He is the author or co-author of eight books including When Professionals Have to Lead with HBS colleague Thomas DeLong and Robert Lees as well as Breaking Through with David Thomas, and Dynamics of Taking Charge. He completed his MBA, doctorate and post-doctoral work at Harvard before joining the faculty.
Marshall Ganz is a lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960, but left a year before graduating to volunteer as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi. He subsequently spent 16 years with the United Farm Workers engaged in union, community, issue, and political organizing. During the 1980s, he worked with grassroots groups to develop effective organizing programs, designing innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state, and national electoral campaigns. In 1991, in order to deepen his intellectual understanding of his work, he returned to Harvard College and completed his undergraduate degree in history and government. He was awarded an MPA by the Kennedy School in 1993 and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000. He teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics.
David Garvin is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in leadership, general management, and operations in the MBA and Advanced Management programs, as well as serving as faculty chair of the School's Teaching and Learning Center. He has also taught in executive education programs and consulted widely for numerous companies and organizations. His research interests lie in the areas of general management and strategic change. He is especially interested in organizational learning, business and management processes, and the design and leadership of large, complex organizations. He is the author or co-author of nine books, including General Management: Processes and Action, Learning in Action, Education for Judgement, and Managing Quality; and more than thirty articles. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1974 and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T., where he held a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a Sloan Foundation Fellowship.
Bill George is Professor of Management Practice and Henry B. Arthur Fellow of Ethics at Harvard Business School. He has also served as Professor of Leadership and Governance at IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland and Executive-in-Residence at Yale University's School of Management. He is the author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership and Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value. He is the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic and currently serves as a director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and Novartis, and of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the World Economic Forum USA. He received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech and his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University.
David Gergen is a professor of Public Service and the director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. A journalist, lecturer, and commentator, he is currently editor-at-large at U.S. News & World Report and a senior political analyst for CNN. Mr. Gergen has served in the White House as an adviser to four US presidents: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He is the author of Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton. He holds an AB from Yale University and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Taleen Ghazarian is senior vice president of planning and strategy at Epsilon, a leading provider of multi-channel, data-driven marketing technologies and services. She brings more than 15 years experience in strategic planning, database marketing, and business development to her role identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities which have included acquisitions in the interactive and data industries. She was previously a consultant in the customer management and pharmaceutical practices at Arthur D. Little and a client manager at IBM. She earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and her MBA from Georgetown University.
Mary Ann Glynn is professor of Organizational Studies at the Carroll School of Business at Boston College where she also serves as a professor of Sociology. She is currently a Fellow of BC's Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics. She previously taught PhD students at Yale University, Emory University, and the University of Michigan. Her research interests are at the intersection of micro-level cognitive processes and cultural influences on identity, symbolism, and organizational leadership. Her research has been published in several leading journals and edited volumes. She holds a BA from Fordham University, an MA from Rider University, an MBA from Long Island University, and received her PhD at Columbia University.
Kari Granger is a Captain in the United States Air Force and an assistant professor of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), where she teaches Foundations of Leadership Development and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She is also the Chief of Cadet Leadership Programs, overseeing USAFA's leadership development coaching program, as well as the Commander's Leadership Enrichment Seminar series for cadets, senior-level leaders in the National Guard, US Ski & Snowboard Olympic coaches, and researchers. She has led and managed numerous military units and large-scale operations, including hurricane evacuation and response operations, and has led personnel under enemy fire. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, she earned her bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Russian. She holds a master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico.
Allen Grossman is MBA Class of 1957 Professor of Management Practice at HBS. He joined the Business School faculty in July 1998, with a concurrent appointment as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He previously served as president and CEO of Outward Bound USA before stepping down in 1997 to work on the challenges of creating high performing nonprofit organizations. His current research focuses on leading and governing high performing nonprofit organizations and leadership and management of public school districts. In partnership with four foundations, he founded the Going to Scale Project in 1994, which led to the publication of High Performance Nonprofit Organizations: Managing Upstream for Greater Impact and the article, Virtuous Capital: What Foundations Can Learn from Venture Capitalists. He is faculty chair for the Public Education Leadership Project, a joint project of HBS and HGSE and co-chairs the executive education program, Performance Measurement and Management of Nonprofit Organizations, a joint project of HBS and KSG, and the Excel Leadership program, a joint project of HGSE, KSG and HBS. He received a B.S. in corporate finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
Laura Guillén Ramo won the Marie Curie scholarship for post-doctoral studies and is a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the INSEAD Leadership Initiative and at the INSEAD Global Leadership Center. She holds an undergraduate degree, an MBA, and also received her Ph.D. in management sciences with a specialization in organizational behavior, from ESADE (Barcelona, Spain). She is a member of the Research Center for Leadership at ESADE, where she is a coach and course instructor. Her research interests include emotional intelligence, leadership development, social transformation and change, coaching, social psychology, organizational behavior, and social science methods.
Mauro Guillen is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he is also Dr. Felix Zandman Professor in International Management and Professor of Management and Sociology. His current research deals with the internationalization of the firm, and with the impact of globalization on patterns of organization and on the diffusion of innovations. His most recent books are The Rise of Spanish Multinationals and The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical. He holds the MA, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University, a Doctorate from Universidad de Oviedo, and Licenciatura from Universidad de Oviedo.
Ranjay Gulati is a Visiting Professor at Harvard Business School and the Michael L. Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is an expert on strategic and organizational issues in firms. His work has focused on intra and inter-firm partnerships with a focus on the patterns of network of ties that emerge over time. He has looked at a number of issues surrounding interfirm alliances including who has ties with whom, governance of those exchange relationships, and determinants of performance. His most recent book is Managing Network Resources: Alliances, Affiliations, and other Relational Assets. He is the past-President of the Business Policy and Strategy Division at the Academy of Management and has served as an advisor to start-ups and major corporations. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard Business School, a masters degree in Management from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management, and two bachelor's degrees, in Computer Science and Economics, from Washington State University and St. Stephens College, New Delhi, respectively. He has been a Harvard MacArthur Fellow and a Sloan Foundation Fellow.
Rajat Gupta is a senior partner and former managing director of McKinsey & Company worldwide. He is engaged with numerous organizations with global impact. He serves the board of the Global Fund for Aids, Malaria, and Tuberculosis and has advised McKinsey's work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on AIDS as well as their Global Health Initiative. He is a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation. In the realm of education, he serves on advisory boards for Harvard Business School, the University of Chicago, and MIT Sloan School of Management, and as chairman of the board of the Indian School of Business. He is also is co-chair of the American India Foundation, which aims to accelerate social and economic change in India. In 2005, he was appointed UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special advisor on management reform. In the private sector he serves on the board of Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble. He holds a bachelor of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
J. Richard Hackman is Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on a variety of topics in social and organizational psychology, including team dynamics and performance, social influences on individual behavior, and the design and leadership of self-managing groups and organizations. He consults to a variety of organizations on issues relating to work design, leadership, and team effectiveness. He has published numerous articles and seven books, the most recent being Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from MacMurray College and his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Illinois.
Don Hambrick is the Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also Samuel Bronfman Professor Emeritus of Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, where he served for 23 years. His scholarship has focused on the field of top management and he is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on the topics of strategy formulation, strategy implementation, executive staffing and incentives, and the composition and processes of top management teams. His most recent book is Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation. He also conducted the widely-noted worldwide study, Reinventing the CEO. He holds a BS from the University of Colorado , an MBA from Harvard Business School, and received his PhD from The Pennsylvania State University.
Ronald A. Heifetz is King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and was the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Over the last two decades his work has focused on the practice and teaching of leadership. His current research examines how to build adaptive capacity in societies, businesses, and nonprofits. He is the author of Leadership Without Easy Answers and co-author of Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading. He is a graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, and the Kennedy School, and he is a physician and cellist who studied with the Russian virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky.
Linda A. Hill is Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at HBS and faculty chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. She is a former chair of the Organizational Behavior area. Professor Hill's research, consulting, and executive education activities have been in the areas of managing change, managing cross-organizational relationships, globalization, career management, and leadership development. Her work is currently focused on two major areas of inquiry: leadership in emerging markets, and leadership as collective genius which encompasses the interrelationship of leadership, creativity, and agility. She is the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership and of two e-College course modules, Managing Your Career and Managing Teams, as well as multimedia management development programs. Dr. Hill holds an AB in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and earned her MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor in Leadership and Learning and faculty director of the INSEAD Leadership Initiative and a member of the INSEAD Board. Previously she served on the HBS faculty for thirteen years. An expert on professional and leadership development, she is author of Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career and numerous articles on innovation, networking, career development, women's careers, and professional identity. She directs The Leadership Transition, an executive program designed for managers moving into broader leadership roles and Women Leading Change in Global Business, INSEAD's program for executive women. She received her MA and PhD from Yale University where she was a National Science Fellow.
Jaime Irick is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Systems Engineering. He served in the United States Army as a Field Artillery Second Lieutenant and held a variety of leadership roles including an Intrinsic Action rotation in Kuwait. He is a qualified Airborne Ranger and graduate of the Army's Scout Platoon Leader Course. After five years of service, Jaime earned an MBA at Harvard Business School and joined GE's Corporate Initiatives Group and subsequently GE Security's Homeland Protection division. He is now general manager of GE ITI, a business within GE Enterprise Solutions, Digital Energy, where he has global responsibility for manufacturing operations, business strategy, organizational development, sales, and marketing.
Mansour Javidan is Dean of Research and Garvin Distinguished Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and serves as president and chairman of the board of directors of the research project titled Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) and has been designated an expert advisor by the World Bank and senior research fellow by the U.S. Army. An educator, author, and speaker, he has designed and taught a variety of executive development courses and conducted consulting projects worldwide. During a four-year sabbatical, he worked with the CEO of a leading energy company to develop new strategies and facilitated cultural change, and he was directly involved in a major acquisition and merger and established the process of new business development. He received his MBA and Ph.D. from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.
Michael C. Jensen is a senior advisor in the Organization and Leadership practice at the Monitor Company and Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at HBS. His research has incorporated principles of economics, psychology, and neuroscience. He was the founder of both the Managerial Economics Research Center at the University of Rochester and the Journal of Financial Economics, and he has also served on the steering committee of the Mind Brain Behavior Initiative at Harvard University. Dr. Jensen has lectured and published widely and received numerous honors for his contributions to the economic sciences. He earned his PhD in Economics, Finance, and Accounting and his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and an AB from Macalester College.
Jerry L. Johnson has focused his career on principal investing and investment banking. He is currently a vice president with RLJ Equity Partners, a private equity firm in Washington DC. In 2004, he was awarded a White House Fellowship and served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the board of Global Kids, which exposes urban youth to critical international and foreign policy issues and provides opportunities for civic and global engagement. Johnson received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School. In 2002 she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge. She is the author or co-author of numerous books, including the classics, Men & Women of the Corporation and The Change Masters. Her current work focuses on leadership of turnarounds - how winning streaks and losing streaks begin and end - which she is examining in businesses across a variety of industries, major league sports, inner-city schools, and countries whose economic fortunes have changed. She advises leaders in corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, health care, government, and education as they incorporate new technology, create new kinds of alliances and partnerships, work across boundaries and borders, maintain accountability, and take on new social responsibilities. She has served the boards of numerous civic and non-profit organizations, and is a former editor of Harvard Business Review.
Robert Kaplan is a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of Harvard Management Company. He is also a Senior Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He was formerly vice chairman of Goldman Sachs and a member of the firm's Management Committee, and served as global co-head of the Investment Banking Division. In addition to his work at HBS, where he has taught the required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course, Mr. Kaplan is the founding co-chair of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center's Council. He was appointed by the Governor of Kansas as a member of the newly created Kansas Healthcare Policy Authority Board. He received his MBA from HBS and a BS from the University of Kansas.
Robert Kegan is The William and Miriam Meehan Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. He is a clinical psychologist and practicing therapist who also teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. His work explores the possibility and necessity of ongoing psychological transformation in adulthood; the fit between adult capacities and the hidden demands of modern life; and the evolution of consciousness in adulthood and its implications for supporting adult learning, professional development, and adult education. In addition to his faculty appointment at HGSE, Kegan serves as educational chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education; as codirector of a joint program with the Harvard Medical School to bring principles of adult learning to the reform of medical education; and as co-director of the Change Leadership Group, a program for the training of change leadership coaches for school and district leaders.
Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the Founding Executive Director of the Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership and has served as the Center's research director. Kellerman has held professorships at leading universities in the US and the Fulbright Chair in American Studies at Uppsala University. She lectures internationally and has served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. Dr. Kellerman is the author and editor of many books including Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters and Followership: How Followers are Creating Change and Changing Leaders. She received a BA from Sarah Lawrence and her MA, MPhil, and PhD in Political Science from Yale University.
Jonathan Lee Kelly received a BA in Chemistry from Wake Forest University where, as a student, he served for two years on the Board of Trustees. Prior to enrolling in Harvard Business School in 2004, he was a Thomas C. Sorensen Institute Political Leadership Fellow at the University of Virginia. While at HBS, he received the Harvard University Mortimer B. Zuckerman and George Family Foundation Fellowships through the Center for Public Leadership to pursue an additional year of study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. After receiving his MBA and MPA degrees in June 2008, he plans to continue working in the field of direct private investment and to further his work with youth leadership development through the Academy for Future Leaders, which he started during college.
Lily Kelly-Radford is executive vice president for global markets at the Center for Creative Leadership, directing all operational aspects and creating growth strategies for the delivery of the Center's training and education work in North America, and through the Pan European office in Brussels and Pan Asian office in Singapore. She previously served as chief psychologist for worldwide feedback and coaching specialists, and has worked in the area of psychology and leadership for more than 20 years. Before joining the Center, she maintained a private consulting practice. Her interests in study and practice focus on blending emotional intelligence with executive capabilities. She holds a BS in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and MS and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Georgia.
Jessica Kennedy is a PhD student in Organizational Behavior at UC Berkeley. Her research is concerned with perceptions of performance and success in organizations and how individuals' beliefs and values as well as the organizational culture affect these perceptions and their resulting behavior. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, she worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. She holds a BS in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Joseph Wharton Scholar.
Rakesh Khurana is an Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. His research uses a social network perspective to re-frame classical economic and sociological explanations of market outcomes. He has written extensively about the CEO labor market with particular interest in the factors that lead to vacancies in the CEO position and affect the choice of successor; the role of market intermediaries such as executive search firms in CEO search; and the consequences of CEO succession and selection decisions for subsequent firm performance and strategic choices. He is the author of Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. His current research is on the social context of business leadership and the allocation of leadership positions which motivated his research on the CEO labor market. His recent book, From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Management as a Profession, chronicles the evolution of management as a profession, with particular focus on the institutional development of the MBA.
Roderick Kramer is the William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches MBA courses on negotiation and conflict management, group processes and group decision making, leadership, creativity, and power and influence. He also teaches in many of the GSB executive education programs and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His research has encompassed the social psychology of trust and distrust, cooperation, creativity, decision making, leadership, impression management, social identity theory, group processes and decision making, and organizational paranoia. Most recently he has examined the cognitive determinants of judgments of creativity in Hollywood "pitch" meetings where screenwriters present their ideas to agents and producers. Kramer received his BA in experimental psychology and philosophy from California State University Los Angeles, a Master's in Experimental Psychology from California State University, and his PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jonathan Kutchins is the founder and CEO of the Exeter Group, which works with a diverse array of organizations ranging from startups to large scale institutions seeking to transform their business through the strategic and innovative use of technology. Kutchins and his firm have designed solutions for clients in financial services, higher education, healthcare, and government. He holds a SB in Economics from MIT.
Paul R. Lawrence is Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Organizational Behavior, Emeritus at Harvard Business School where he served nine years as chairman of the Organizational Behavior area and also as chairman of both the MBA and AMP programs. He did his undergraduate work in sociology and economics at Albion College and completed his MBA and doctoral training at Harvard. His research, published in 24 books and numerous articles, has dealt primarily with organizational change, organization design, and the relationship between the structural charactertistics of complex organizations and the technical, market and other conditions of their immediate environment. His 1967 book, Organization and Environment (written with Professor Jay Lorsch), added "contingency theory" to the vocabulary of students of organizational behavior. He also made a comparative study of Soviet management practices published in 1990 as Behind the Factory Walls: Decision Making in Soviet and U.S. Enterprises.
Peter Lawrence is chairman and founder of Corporate Design Foundation and a management consultant. He has taught about design at business schools including, Babson, London Business School, and Boston University School of Management. In 1985, he established Corporate Design Foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of organizations through design. The Foundation conducts research, develops teaching materials, and works with business school faculty to introduce design into the business school curriculum and with business organizations to add design related content to their programs. The Foundation publishes @issue: The Journal of Business and Design. He received a degree in economics from Lafayette College and a degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design
Jennifer Lerner is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She holds additional faculty affiliations at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership, the Psychology Department, the Center for Business and Government, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences. Professor Lerner co-founded and directs the Harvard Kennedy School's Bio-Behavioral Laboratory for Decision Research, which draws on psychology, economics, and neuroscience to study social and emotional influences on human judgment and decision-making. She has taught those topics in executive education courses at Harvard's School of Public Health and the Business School. Dr. Lerner is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds an MA and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jay W. Lorsch is Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at Harvard Business School. He has chaired the Organizational Behavior unit and the Doctoral Programs, and as a senior associate dean served as chair of the Executive Education Programs and as a director of research. He currently chairs the HBS Global Corporate Governance Initiative. His research encompasses examination of how corporate governance is conducted in both industrialized and developing economies, and on how and why the Compensation Committees of Boards of Directors of large publicly owned corporations set the compensation plans for their CEOs. He also studies leadership of professional service firms. His most recent books are Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Boards for a Complex World and Aligning the Stars: How to Succeed When Professionals Drive Results. He is a graduate of Antioch College and holds an M.S. in Business from Columbia University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Joshua Margolis is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he has taught Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Leadership and Corporate Accountability. He has studied the distinctive ethical challenges that arise in organizations and how managers can navigate these challenges with practical effectiveness and moral integrity, especially in perform-or-else settings. He is the author of People and Profits: the Search for a Link between a Company's Social and Financial Performance. His current research focuses on how professionals in a variety of settings perform "necessary evils" - difficult and often unsettling tasks that require harming other human beings in order to advance a worthy purpose. He is also examining global business standards. He received his BA from Yale University and his AM (Sociology) and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.
Tony Mayo is the Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow at Harvard Business School and director of the HBS Leadership Initiative, an interdisciplinary center that strives to serve as a catalyst for cutting-edge leadership research and course development. He oversees comprehensive research projects on emerging, global, and legacy leadership and manages a number of executive education programs on leadership development. He is the co-author of In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century and Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership. These books were derived from the development of the Great American Business Leaders database which Mayo and Professor Nitin Nohria created for the Leadership Initiative. He previously held senior general management positions in the field of strategic database marketing services and served as director of MBA Program Administration at Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard Business School.
Morgan McCall is a Professor of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and is affiliated with the Center for Effective Organizations. He spent his last sabbatical as Director, HR Labs, HR Strategy and Planning at Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining USC, he was director of research and a senior behavioral scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership. Executive leadership, especially early identification, assessment, development, and derailment of executives, is the primary focus of his research and writing as well as his work as a speaker and consultant. He is co-author most recently of Developing Global Executives: The Lessons of International Experience. He received a BS from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cornell. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Paul McKinnon recently joined Citi, bringing 25 years experience in human resources management, consulting, and education to his responsibility for reviewing, developing and retaining Citi's senior talent. Previously he was senior vice president of the Human Resources Group for Dell, with responsibility for all aspects of the function and was instrumental in the company's award-winning Winning Culture initiative encompassing all training and development activities. Prior to Dell he developed a leadership development practice at three management consulting firms. He has also taught Organizational Behavior at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He has served on the Board of Directors of the HR Policy Association and the National Urban League. He holds a BA in history and a Master's degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in organizational studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
Melinda Merino joined Harvard Business Press in 2000 as a senior editor and was promoted to executive editor in 2003. Previously she launched a new business list at Stanford-affiliated Consulting Psychologists Press, Davies-Black Publishing and was a biology editor at Addison-Wesley, Benjamin Cummings in San Francisco. She has published a number of Harvard Business Press best-sellers including Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, and Profit from the Core by Chris Zook. She has also worked with top authors such as Peter Cappelli, Pankaj Ghemawat, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Nitin Nohria, Jeffrey Pfeffer, George Stalk, Robert Sutton, and Dave Ulrich. Merino holds a B.A. in biology and philosophy from Colgate University.
Deborah M. Merrill-Sands is Dean of the Simmons School of Management. She is an authority on diversity and gender dynamics in the workplace, women and leadership, women in science, and organizational change, and has written extensively on those issues. She was co-founder and former co-director of the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons. She has served as a consultant with the World Bank and the Ford Foundation, working to increase the role of women in science. As a senior researcher in a United Nations-sponsored research agency, she led international teams focused on improving the livelihood of the rural poor, particularly women and families, in developing countries. She received her MA and Ph.D. in applied anthropology from Cornell University, and her BA from Hampshire College.
Debra Meyerson is Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Organizational Behavior at Stanford University. She conducts research in five areas: gender and race relations in organizations, specifically individual and organizational strategies of change aimed at removing inequities and fostering productive inter-group relations; the role of philanthropic organizations as intermediaries in fostering change within educational institutions; leadership and entrepreneurship in education; going to scale in the charter school field; and accessibility and the construction (and destruction) of work-life boundaries through communication technologies. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford as well a BS and MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tomo Noda an expert on organizational strategy and transformational leadership, is the founding president of the Institute for Strategic Leadership (ISL), a Tokyo-based non-profit organization whose mission is to develop next-generation business and social leaders, with willpower, character and inspired creativity. He is a former faculty member at London Business School, INSEAD [France], Waseda University, and INSEAD Asia in Singapore. He subsequently established the ISL with the support of top executives, academics, and social leaders in Japan. He holds a bachelors degree in law from Tokyo University, a masters degree in management from MIT, and a doctorate in business policy from Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Inamori Foundation.
Nitin Nohria is Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Development at Harvard Business School. His research centers on leadership and corporate transformation. He is the co-author of more than ten books, including, most recently, Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership and the companion volume, In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century. In What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success, Nohria presents a systematic large-scale study of management practices that truly differentiate business winners. In other books, he has examined the four basic drives that shape human motivation and choice and the ways in which passions shape our organizational culture as well as our social and individual lives. He has also studied the management of change and the role of information technology in transforming organizations. Professor Nohria teaches courses across Harvard Business School's MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs and has served as a visiting faculty member at the London Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Joseph S. Nye Jr., is a University Distinguished Service Professor and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the former dean of the Kennedy School. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University, did postgraduate work at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and earned a PhD in political science from Harvard. He has served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Chair of the National Intelligence Council, and Deputy Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology. He is the author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics; Understanding International Conflict and The Power Game: A Washington Novel.
Leslie Perlow is Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in the Organizational Behavior area at Harvard Business School. She teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the MBA program and runs a seminar on qualitative, inductive research. Her research focuses on the micro-dynamics of work. An ethnographer, she documents individuals' work practices and the implications for organizational productivity and individuals' careers and family life. Through her work she identifies ways organizations can change their practices to benefit both the organization's productivity and the individual's personal lives. She engages with organizations trying to make these changes and studies the change process itself. She received her BA in Economics from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Organization Studies from MIT.
Anand Piramal is a co -founder of a rural healthcare start-up called Piramal e Swasthya which aspires to 'democratize healthcare' using technology and sustainable business models. He previously founded Dreaming of an Indian Awakening (DIA), an initiative which provides educational platforms for young Indians to think critically about issues relevant to India. He is also president of the Youth Wing of the Indian Merchants' Chamber, which promotes economic development and global commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics.
Joel Podolny is Dean of the Yale School of Management. His research is in the areas of economic sociology, complex organizations, and social networks. His best known research brings the sociological conception of status to the study of market competition. He has examined status dynamics in a variety of industries, including investment banking, semiconductors, shipping, venture capital, and the wine trade. In addition, he has conducted research on the role of social networks in mobility and information transfer within organizations. His current research seeks to explicate how leaders infuse meaning into their organizations. He previously was professor and director of research at Harvard Business School and professor of sociology in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He spent 11 years on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he also served as senior associate dean of academic affairs and was head of the school's organizational behavior group. Dr. Podolny earned his AB, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
Jeffrey Polzer is the UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School. He studies how people work most effectively in diverse teams by focusing on the interplay among individual expertise and identity, interpersonal processes such as conflict, and team performance. Professor Polzer currently teaches the elective MBA course Leading Teams and serves as the faculty chair for the MBA Learning Teams Initiative. He previously taught the required MBA course Leadership and Organizational Behavior and the doctoral course Human Behavior. He has conducted executive training sessions for a variety of organizations. He earned a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and an MBA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as a marketing analyst. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Lyman W. Porter is an Edward A. Dickson Emeriti Professor and a former dean of The Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine. He is also a former president of The Academy of Management, the worldwide scholarly organization of professors of management, and recipient of the academy's Lifetime Achievement Award for the Organizational Behavior division. His major fields of interest are organizational psychology, management, and management education and his research has focused on the fundamental aspects of employee-organizational relationships. He was a major participant in several studies on management education sponsored by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business and the Graduate Management Admission Council, and with his current endowed professorship he is working to strengthen UC/Irvine's educational programs and research activities in international/global business.
Michael Porter is an authority on competitive strategy; the competitiveness and economic development of nations, states, and regions; and the application of competitive principles to social problems such as health care, the environment, and corporate responsibility. He is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, based at Harvard Business School, and leads the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, which was created to further his work. He has served as a strategy advisor to governments as well as the top management of global companies. He received a BSE in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Princeton University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.
Juan Ramos-Taboada is vice president, Latin America for iBasis, a carrier of international voice traffic in the world and provider of prepaid calling services and mobile data services for mobile operators. With more than 15 years of experience in marketing, business development and entrepreneurial leadership, he is currently responsible for all day-to-day operations of iBasis' Latin America sales team, including selling iBasis services to carriers and developing new partnerships for termination within the region. He was previously marketing director at S.C.Johnson and Sons in Canada, USA, and Argentina. He holds a MBA from IESE, Barcelona, Spain and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina. A wine enthusiast, he has founded a winery in Argentina.
Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. A scholar in the fields of legal ethics and gender, law, and public policy, she is the author of 20 books, including Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgement, and Policy, and is co-editor (with Barbara Kellerman) of Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change. She has headed Stanford Law School's Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession, and is the founding director of Stanford University's Center on Ethics. Professor Rhode has served as President of the Association of American Law Schools, Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Women and the Profession, Director of Stanford University's Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Special Counsel to the Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives during the Clinton impeachment proceedings. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1979, she was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. She received a BA from Yale University and her JD from Yale Law School.
Judith Rosenblum is Advisor to the CEO and a member of the board of directors at Duke University Corporate Education (CE). Previously, as Duke CE's president, she was responsible for all client-related activities, including the leadership and development of all personnel and alliances integral to designing, developing, and delivering client engagements. For the past twenty years she has worked both inside leading companies and as a consultant in the areas of strategy, capability development, and organizational learning. Her combined background in strategy and learning give her a unique perspective on how learning experiences can enable strategy. She received her BA and MBA from the University of Florida.
Robert L. Ryan is the retired senior vice president and chief financial officer of Medtronic Inc. He currently serves on the board of directors of Citi, The Black and Decker Company, General Mills, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, and UnitedHealth Group Inc. At Medtronic, Ryan led the company's finance function for more than 12 years as the company experienced significant growth. Prior to joining Medtronic, he served as CFO for the Union Texas Petroleum Corporation. He worked previously at Citibank and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Wayne State University, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ryan is a Trustee of Cornell University and also serves on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School.
Asif Satchu is Co-CEO of Media Rights Capital (MRC) which he co-founded with Modi Wiczyk in 2003. MRC is an independent film, television, and digital studio, which specializes in the creation of premium content, custom building distribution for each of its projects and partnering directly with leading creative talent. The firm is backed by a group of media investment and operating firms, including Goldman Sachs, WPP Group, AT&T, and DE Shaw and other private equity and hedge funds. Prior to co-founding MRC, he built a number of operating businesses including SMKT, a supply chain management company, and a self-storage real estate company in Canada. A graduate of McGill University and Harvard Business School, Satchu is a lead benefactor to the HBS Business Plan Competition and on the board of the Arthur Rock Center of Entrepreneurship.
Allan Scherr has a consulting practice focused on leadership, productivity, and producing breakthrough results and is one of the creators of the leadership program for the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. He retired from EMC Corporation as Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, leading a large product development organization. Dr. Scherr previously held a series of management and executive positions with IBM Corporation in operating system, networking, and application software product development. He was named an IBM Fellow for his significant technical leadership. He earned is Ph. D. and undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science at M.I.T.
Willy Shih is a Senior Lecturer in the Technology and Operations Management area at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the faculty, he spent nearly 20 years in the computer industry, principally at IBM, where he played a significant role in the development of the PowerPC microprocessor and systems businesses, and has managed engineering and marketing functions. From 1997 until early 2005, he led the creation and growth of Kodak's consumer digital business, encompassing consumer digital cameras, printers and consumables, and Internet-based photo services. He subsequently served as an executive vice president at Thomson, based in Paris, where he was co-head of the Technology Group. He is an experienced practitioner in the field of intellectual property. He holds SB degrees in both Chemistry and Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Anna Simioni is executive vice president of the UniCredit Group, and CEO of UniManagement, which provides leadership development and facilitates innovation and change throughout the Group. She is also head of corporate learning for Unicredit Group, which encompasses 23 countries and 180,000 employees. She served previously as Organization & HR Director of UniCredit Processes and Administration and head of Human Resources Policies & Development of UniCredito Italiano, following 11 years in consulting in Italy, France and USA with Ambrosetti and The Forum Corporation. She is a graduate of Bocconi University and has attended the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan business school.
Carl Sloane is the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard Business School. At Harvard, his principal focus has been on leadership of organizations undergoing significant change, whether by strategic redirection, rapid expansion, or organizational restructuring. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Sloane spent thirty years in management consulting, the last twenty with the firm he co-founded, Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc., and its successor firm, Mercer Management Consulting, where he served as chairman and chief executive. An advisor to industrial and commercial corporations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, Professor Sloane has focused his consulting activities in the areas of corporate strategic development and organizational effectiveness. He also has served as an advisor to the White House, other arms of government, and industry groups on issues involving business-government relations and policy formulation. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Scott Snook is an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. His research and consulting activities focus on leadership, leader development, leading change, organizational systems, and culture. A graduate of West Point, he was commissioned in the US Army Corps of Engineers and served in various command and staff positions, including leading soldiers in combat, for over twenty-two years. He earned the rank of Colonel before retiring in 2002. He served as an Academy Professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy and directed West Point's Center for Leadership and Organizations Research as well as its joint Master's Program in Leader Development. He is the author of Friendly Fire and co-author of Practical Intelligence in Everyday Life. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University.
Trina Soske is a partner and Global Practice Leader at Monitor Executive Development with responsibility for developing, synthesizing, and commercializing best-in-class knowledge and practices regarding leadership, leadership development, and learning. She has over 20 years of strategy consulting, and leadership development experience as well as having served as a CEO or President in practice. She has contributed to two books: How Corporate Truths Become Competitive Traps and Fad-Surfing in the Boardroom: Reclaiming the Courage to Manage in the Age of Instant Answers. She has also co-authored the Sloan Management Review article titled Consulting: Has the Solution Become Part of the Problem? In addition, she has been active in education reform efforts involving policy, assessment, curriculum design, and teacher professional development. She received a BA from Whitman College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sandra Sucher is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. She joined the Technology and Operations Management Unit faculty after 25 years in industry and nonprofit management. Presently, she teaches "The Moral Leader" and "Leadership and Corporate Accountability" in the MBA curriculum. She also has taught "Technology and Operations Management" and related courses in various Executive Education programs. Her current research focuses on moral leadership, learning through literature, and the relationship between ethics and innovation. She has published two books on The Moral Leader course: Teaching The Moral Leader: A Literature-Based Leadership Course, and The Moral Leader: Challenges, Tools, and Insights. Previously she worked at Fidelity Investments as vice president of Corporate Quality, vice president of Retail Service Quality, and vice President of Human Resources for Fidelity's Service Company, and spent 10 years in strategic roles in fashion retailing. She began her career as a Director of Education and Research for The Sanctuary, Inc., a non-profit drop-in drug treatment, education, and research facility. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School ofEducation and a BA from the University of Michigan.
William M. Sullivan is Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has been Professor of Philosophy at La Salle University, where he is now Associate Faculty. He holds the Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University. Sullivan directs the Foundation's project on the Preparation for the Professions, a multi-year study comparing professional education for the law, engineering, and the clergy, nursing, and medicine. One of the special concerns of the program is the relationship between professional education and the liberal arts. Dr. Sullivan has been an active researcher in the areas of political and social theory, the philosophy of the social sciences, ethics, the study of American society and values, the professions, and education. He is co-author of Habits of the Heart and The Good Society and author of Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America.
David Thomas is H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Recruiting and chairs the Organizational Behavior area. His primary area of interest is strategic human resource management and his research addresses issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, and leadership and organizational change. He is co-author of the Harvard Business Review article "Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity" and the book, Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America. He has taught in the Public Education Leadership Program, a collaboration between HBS and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to help leaders from urban school systems drive improved performance by applying proven management concepts to the unique challenges of their districts. Professor Thomas received his BA, Master of Philosophy, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Yale University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Maurizio Travaglini has focused his research and practice on organizational behavior and transformation, collaboration, leadership, and innovation. In 2003, he founded Architects of Group Genius, an organization that designs processes, environments, and events that accelerate innovation, learning, and change. Its mission "Helping Organizations Change The(ir) World" is put to work by engaging larger-than-usual numbers of people in creating new solutions together through collaboration. Examples of Architects's design and facilitation work include: co-designing innovative solutions to address "wicked problems"; designing collaborative processes for organizations facing complex transitions; and creating the social and intellectual infrastructure necessary for the emergence of new communities. From its base in Milan, Architects of Group Genius has designed and facilitated collaborative processes with organizations worldwide, across France, the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Dubai, China, and the US
Michael Useem is William and Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is an authority and speaker on leadership, decision making, and governance, and on corporate change and restructuring. His work explores how leaders develop the capabilities required to make good and timely decisions in unpredictable and stressful environments. He is the author of The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide. Professor Useem's university teaching includes MBA and Executive MBA courses on leadership and change management, and he offers programs on leadership, teamwork, governance, and decision making for managers in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He also edits the monthly electronic bulletin, Wharton Leadership Digest. He holds a BS from the University of Michigan and a MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Laura Veldkamp is assistant professor of Economics at the NYU Stern School of Business. Her research areas of interest are macroeconomics, international finance, and aggregate models of information choice. She holds a BA in Math and Economics from Northwestern University and received her Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Ruth Wageman is Visiting Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and Director of Research for Hay Group. Professor Wageman received her Ph.D. from Harvard University's Joint Doctoral Program in Organizational Behavior in 1993. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Columbia University in 1987, and returned there to join the faculty of the Graduate School of Business, making her the first female alum of Columbia College to join Columbia's faculty. She then joined the faculty of the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College in 2000, and returned to Harvard in 2006. Her area of specialization is organizational behavior, and her teaching, consulting, and research are focused on effective leadership of teams and on identifying the organizational, group, and individual conditions that influence the effectiveness of task-performing teams. Her current research interests include the uses and misuses of power in teams, the design and leadership of effective executive teams, and the theory and practice of leadership development.
Modi Wiczyk, an entertainment industry veteran, is the co-CEO of Media Rights Capital (MRC) which he co-founded with his former HBS sectionmate, Asif Satchu, in 2003. MRC is an independent film, television, and digital studio, which specializes in the creation of premium content, custom building distribution for each of its projects and partnering directly with leading creative talent. Wiczyk has a broad range of Hollywood experience as a production head and talent agency partner. Prior to launching MRC, he was a partner at the Endeavor agency where he specialized in international finance and independent film, and he headed production at Summit Films. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School
Mark Zupan is dean of the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business Administration. Prior to that appointment he was dean of the University of Arizona's business school. He previously taught at the University of Southern California's School of Business Administration. His scholarship has focused on industrial organization, regulation, and political economy. Dr. Zupan holds a BA from Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a teaching fellow in Harvard's Department of Economics while studying toward his doctoral degree. He also has been a visiting faculty professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.