Faculty Co-Chairs
Nitin Nohria is the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean and Director of Faculty Development.
Rakesh Khurana is the Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development.
Scott Snook is an Associate Professor of Business Administration.
  • Nancy Adler
    McGill University
    Nancy Adleris the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University. She conducts research and consults worldwide on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and arts-based leadership practices. She has authored more than 125 articles, produced 2 films, and published 10 books and edited volumes. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and the Royal Society of Canada, and has been recognized as one of the top university teachers in Canada. Nancy is also a visual artist. Her most recent exhibition was "Reality in Translation: Art Transforming Apathy into Action" at The Banff Centre.
  • Jose Luis Alvarez
    Josť Luis Alvarez is Professor of Business Policy at ESADE Business School and Visiting Professor at INSEAD since 2001 in both the MBA, where he obtained the Best Teacher Award, and in Executive Education Programs such as the AMP. In 2000 he was Visiting Professor of the MBA Program of the Harvard Business School. Professor Alvarez has published six books, chapters, and numerous articles in journals such as the Sloan Management Review, Organizations, Organization Studies, Corporate Governance, European Management Journal, and others. His latest book in English, Sharing Executive Power (Cambridge University Press), where he tried to develop a contingency theory of managerial roles, was one of the three finalists of the George Terry Book Award of the Academy of Management as one of the three best books of 2006. His latest book in Spanish, on Executive Committees, has been just published. Josť Luis Alvarez holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour from the Harvard Business School.
  • Deborah Ancona
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jeffrey Anderson
    University of Chicago
    Jeff Anderson (Associate Dean, Leadership Development) joined the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in January 2007. In this role, he has responsibility for the Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program as well as other leadership development activities for full-time MBA students.

    Mr. Anderson is also a partner and co-founder of The Chatham Group, an association of executive coaching professionals with many years of experience as senior business leaders. The Chatham Group helps its clients use new or enhanced leadership behaviors to successfully deal with their real-time business issues. The focus is on working side-by-side with executives, in their environment, providing encouragement and support, independent perspectives and candid feedback. Mr. Anderson has worked with senior executives in the distribution, consumer product, energy, investment banking, consulting, telecommunication and automotive industries.

    Before starting The Chatham Group, he spent seventeen years with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, a leading provider of commercial printing, distribution and marketing communication services. As the global head of Corporate Development, Mr. Anderson built a team that led the organization's strategic planning efforts and completed more than 40 acquisitions and joint ventures throughout North America, South America and Europe. During his tenure at RR Donnelley, he also held a variety of corporate finance roles, served as the head of a $100 million manufacturing operation and was the President of European Operations.

    Prior to joining RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Mr. Anderson spent several years with Arthur Young & Company in Chicago where he led the audits of various manufacturing and service companies.

    He is Chairman of The Night Ministry, serves as a member of the audit committee of The City of Lake Forest, and is on the board of the Danish Home of Chicago.

    Mr. Anderson received a BA in economics and accounting from Carthage College and a MBA with honors from The University of Chicago.

  • Michel Anteby
    Harvard Business School
  • J. Ben Arbaugh
    University of Wisconsin
    J.B. (Ben) Arbaugh is a Professor of Strategy and Project Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in Business Strategy from the Ohio State University. Ben currently is Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education, the 2009 GMAC Management Education Research Institute Faculty Research Fellow, and is a past chair of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management. Ben's online teaching research has won best article awards from the Journal of Management Education and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. His other research interests are in graduate management education and the intersection between spirituality and strategic management research. Ben also sits on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including the International Journal of Management Reviews, the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Management Learning, The Internet and Higher Education, and the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion.
  • Bruce Avolio
    University of Washington
    Bruce 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.

    Dr. Avolio's latest interest and presentations focus on the following:

    • How do we accelerate authentic leadership development?
    • How do we use the positive psychological capacities of leaders to accelerate change?
    • How do we show decision makers the 'return on development' investment in leadership?
  • Sigal Barsade
    Wharton School
  • Julie Battilana
    Harvard Business School
  • Michael Beer
    Harvard Business School
  • Tal Ben-Shahar
  • Matthew Breitfelder
    MasterCard Worldwide
    Matthew Breitfelder is Vice President of Leadership Development at MasterCard Worldwide. Leadership development is central to MasterCard's corporate strategy as a newly public company, and Breitfelder is leading the creation of a range of new programs to build a strong pipeline of leaders. Prior to joining MasterCard, he developed global leadership programs at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Genesis Park group. Earlier in his career, Breitfelder was a strategy consultant at the Corporate Executive Board and a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Breitfelder speaks regularly at industry conferences and his work in leadership development has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Leadership Excellence Magazine, Training Magazine, Talent Management Magazine and The New York Times. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Southern California, an MS from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Tony Burgess
    U.S. Military Academy
    Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Burgess graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1990 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry. Burgess holds a masters degree in leader development and counseling from Long Island University and a doctorate of science in knowledge management from the George Washington University where he focused his research on leadership within informal social systems and, specifically, the core group phenomenon in communities of practice. In addition to co-founding the Company Command and Platoon Leader professional forums for the U.S. Army, Burgess has co-authored two books: Taking the Guidon: Exceptional Leadership at the Company Level (2001) and Company Command: Unleashing the Power of the Army Profession (2005). He is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at West Point, New York.
  • Angel Cabrera
    Thunderbird University
  • Paula Caproni
    University of Michigan
  • Roy Chua
    Harvard Business School
  • Jay Conger
    Claremont McKenna College
    Jay Conger is the Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership at Claremont McKenna College in California and a visiting professor at the London Business School. Author of over one hundred articles and book chapters and fourteen books, he researches leadership, organizational change, boards of directors, and the training and development of leaders and managers. His most recent books include Boardroom Realities (2009), The Practice of Leadership (2007), Growing Your Company's Leaders (2003), Shared Leadership (2002), Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top (2001), The Leader's Change Handbook (1999), and Building Leaders (1999). He has taught at the Harvard Business School, INSEAD (France), the London Business School, McGill University, and the University of Southern California. He received his B.A. in anthropology from Dartmouth College, his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
  • Sharon Daloz Parks
    Whidbey Institute
    Sharon Daloz Parks is author of Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World (Harvard Business School Press, 2005). She directs "Leadership for the New Commons" and heads "Powers of Leadership" (a seasonal cross-sector leadership retreat cycle) at the Whidbey Institute, and teaches in the Executive Leadership Program at Seattle University and at the University of Washington. Formerly, for sixteen years she held faculty and senior research positions at Harvard University in the schools of Divinity, Business, and the Kennedy School of Government. Her publications also include: Big Questions, Worthy Dreams, and she has co-authored: Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World; and Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School. Parks serves nationally as a speaker and consultant.
  • Tom DeLong
    Harvard Business School
  • D. Scott DeRue
    University of Michigan
    D. Scott DeRue is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Scott's research and teaching interests are in the areas of leadership and team development. His research seeks to understand how leaders and teams in organizations adapt, learn and develop over time. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, and the Human Resource Management Journal. Scott has also served in various leadership positions at the Monitor Group and Hinckley Yacht Company.
  • Jonathan Doochin
    Harvard Business School
    Jonathan Doochin graduated Harvard College with a joint degree in psychology and economics. Before leaving college, Doochin had started and run a motivational speaking program centered around children with learning disabilities, a Ferrari brokerage, an office supply and recycling company that focused on fundraising for not-for-profit, and worked to help found the Leadership Institute at Harvard College. After college, Doochin spent two years at McKinsey & Company consulting businesses on strategy. Following McKinsey, Doochin moved to Clark Realty Capital in DC where he ran a financial services company, co-founded a venture capital group, and co-founded an energy services company focused on renewable generation and energy efficiency. In his spare time, he was a teaching fellow for 80 students in Positive Psychology at Harvard. Currently, Doochin serves as the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Leadership Institute at Harvard College. He enjoys rock climbing, running, skiing, spelunking, and the outdoors.
  • Marshall Ganz
    Harvard Kennedy School
    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.
  • Leticia Garcia
    Harvard Business School
  • David Garvin
    Harvard Business School
  • Bill George
    Harvard Business School
  • David Gergen
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • Allen Grossman
    Harvard Business School
  • Boris Groysberg
    Harvard Business School
  • Ranjay Gulati
    Harvard Business School
  • Belle Linda Halpern
    Ariel Group
    Belle Linda Halpern, Ariel Group Founding Partner and Co-author of Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire, brings the skills of a professional consultant, speaker, educator, and singer/actress to her work. Belle has developed and delivered leadership programs for executives in the US, Europe, and Asia for the past 15 years. Her clients include Boston Consulting Group, General Electric, and American Express. She has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, the Boston Globe, Harvard Management Communication Letter, and on CNBC. Belle has delivered keynote addresses at the 2,000-person Greater Washington Society for Association Executive's Springtime Expo, the Friends of the Center for Creative Leadership, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also spoken at Excellence in Government, the JPMorgan Chase Women's Conference, the American Society for Training and Development, and Linkage's Women in Leadership Summit. She has designed and delivered leadership workshops for the Executive Education programs of Columbia Business School and the Kellogg School of Management.

    As a cabaret singer, Belle has performed in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Paris, Munich, and the hill towns of Northern Italy. The Boston Globe calls her "stunning both as music and theater." The Boston Herald says she's "Boston's best singing actress." Belle has designed an innovative methodology for teaching singing to non-singers and has worked with students at Harvard University, Longy School of Music, and the Roy Hart Theatre in France.

    She currently teaches singing each summer at the Tuscany Project in Italy. Combining her singing talent with her work in leadership, she has delivered combination cabaret/lectures on leadership at the annual meetings for organizations such as INSEAD, Instructional Services Association, Johnson & Johnson, Capital One, and Ericsson.

    A Harvard University graduate, Belle lives in Boston with her husband, Mitch, and two children.

  • Erika Hayes James
    Harvard Business School
  • Ronald Heifetz
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • Rebecca Henderson
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Rebecca Henderson is the Eastman Kodak Professor of management at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She runs the strategy group at Sloan and teaches course in technology strategy and advanced strategy. She received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1981 and a doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1988.

    Her research focuses on the difficulties large organizations encounter in attempting to respond to major shifts in their environment. She has experience working in a wide variety of industries, including semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace, branded consumer goods, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology and telecommunications, but her current research focuses on the energy sector and on the challenges firms encounter as the attempt to act in more sustainable ways.

    Professor Henderson sits on the board of IDEXX and of the Ember Corporation, and she has worked with both members of the Fortune 100 and small, technology orientated startups. She was retained by the Department of Justice in connection with the remedies phase of the Microsoft trial, and in 2001 was named "Teacher of the Year" at the Sloan School.

  • Todd Henshaw
    U.S. Military Academy
    Lieutenant Colonel Todd Henshaw is a USMA Academy Professor and Director of Leadership and Management Programs at West Point. A key author of West Point's Cadet Leader Development System, Todd also designed and served as the inaugural Director of the Eisenhower Leader Development Program, a graduate partnership with Columbia University that prepares Army captains to develop future officers.

    Todd teaches leadership and leader development at West Point, The Wharton School and Columbia Business School to cadets, MBAs and executives. In the past several years, he partnered with the following international organizations in their pursuit of leadership excellence: General Electric, Samsung, USAA, Beijing International MBA Program, Kuwait Investment Authority, Minsheng Bank, National Military Academy of Afghanistan, World Economic Forum, Citigroup, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, ADP, Boston Scientific, National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand), PetroChina, and HuaWei.

    You can find Todd on the Washington Post's On Leadership site.

  • Linda Hill
    Harvard Business School
  • Frederick (Ben) Hodges
    U.S. Army
    Brigadier General Frederick (Ben) Hodges a native of Quincy, Florida, was commissioned in the Infantry in 1980 from the United States Military Academy.

    He has served in various command and staff positions in Germany, Korea, Belgium, Ft Benning GA, and Ft Campbell KY. He has served two tours in Iraq as a Brigade Commander and a Corps G3. He is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies at the National War College and currently serves in Army Congressional Liaison.

    BG Hodges is married and has two children.

  • Herminia Ibarra
    Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, Professor of Organizational Behavior, and Faculty Director of the INSEAD Leadership Initiative. She is a member of the INSEAD Board. An expert on professional careers and leadership development, Ibarra's articles on these topics are published in leading journals. At INSEAD she directs The Leadership Transition, an executive programme for managers moving into bigger leadership roles, and Women Leading Change in Global Business, INSEAD's leadership programme for executive women. Ibarra lectures and consults internationally on talent management, leadership development, and women's careers. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Gender Gap.
  • Ray Jefferson
    McKinsey & Company
    Ray Jefferson is President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Veterans' Employment and Training Service at the Department of Labor. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy with a major in leadership, then served as an Army Officer with the Presidential Honor Guard (infantry), 3rd Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces Group. While attempting to protect his teammates from a hand grenade detonating prematurely during Special Forces training, he lost all five fingers on his left hand. After recuperating, Ray earned an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Upon graduation, he was selected as a White House Fellow and worked as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Ray then served as a Fulbright Fellow in Singapore, where he studied leadership within Asian contexts. Afterwards, he served as the Deputy Director for the State of Hawaii's Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). More recently, he was a Leadership Consultant with McKinsey & Company in Southeast Asia. Ray's focus areas are organizational change, inspirational leadership, top team development and peak performance. He considers Honolulu, Hawaii his home.
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Harvard Business School
  • Rob Kaplan
    Harvard Business School
  • Robert Kegan
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Barbara Kellerman
    Harvard Kennedy School
    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, from 2000 to 2003; and from 2003 to 2006 she served as the Center's Research Director. Kellerman has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, and Uppsala Universities. She also 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.

    Kellerman received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. (1975, in Political Science) degrees from Yale University. She was awarded a Danforth Fellowship and three Fulbright fellowships. At Uppsala (1996-97), she held the Fulbright Chair in American Studies. Kellerman was cofounder of the International Leadership Association (ILA), and is author and editor of many books including Leadership: Multidisciplinary Perspectives; The Political Presidency: Practice of Leadership; and Reinventing Leadership: Making the Connection Between Politics and Business. She has appeared often on media outlets such as CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, Reuters and BBC, and has contributed articles and reviews to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Harvard Business Review.

    Her most recent books are Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters (2004); a co-edited (with Deborah Rhode) volume, Women & Leadership: State of Play and Strategies for Change (2007); and Followership: How Followers are Creating Change and Changing Leaders (2008). Kellerman speaks to audiences around the world, including in recent years Berlin, London, Moscow, Rome, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Zurich and Jerusalem. She is on the Advisory Board of the Leadership Research Network, on the Advisory Panel of the White House Leadership Project Report, on the editorial Board of Leadership Quarterly, and on the Publications Committee of the International Leadership Associaiton. She is currently ranked by Leadership Excellence in top 15 of 100 "best minds on leadership." Her next book, on the great leadership literature, will be published in 2010 by McGraw-Hill.

  • Christine Kelly
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Christine Kelly (E-mail:, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, has been a consultant and professor of management communication for 25 years. She was founding director of the Management Communication programs at both Stern and Columbia University.

    Her consulting combines executive coaching, process facilitation and coaching in communication and leadership. She draws on her experience in theatre, using Shakespeare and acting to extend and enhance styles. Sloan MBA students and Sloan Fellows (executives) take her workshops in Sloan's "Innovative Project Week" creating a production of Henry V or a performance of scenes as an exploration of leadership.

    As consultant, she has worked with senior executives and managers from a variety of industries. She has worked with many international corporate clients, business faculty and students. At New York University, she co-directed the International Teachers Program (ITP), a professional development program for senior and junior faculty and corporate trainers from all over the world.

  • Manfred Kets de Vries
    Manfred Kets de Vriesis the Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Clinical Professor of Leadership Development at INSEAD. He is also the director of INSEAD's Global Leadership Center. He received an economics degree from the University of Amsterdam and a MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a practicing psychoanalyst/psychotherapist and a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Kets de Vries is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 30 books and has published over 300 scientific papers as chapters in books and as articles. Furthermore, he has written over a hundred case studies, including six that received the best case of the year award. His books and articles have been translated into twenty-five languages. He is a member of seventeen editorial boards. He has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He is also the recipient of the ILA Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to leadership research and development
  • Max Klau
    City Year
    Max Klau is a developmental psychologist with an expertise in leadership in complex systems. He received his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005, where he focused his studies on leadership education. Dr. Klau is currently the Senior Researcher for Leadership and Evaluation at City Year.
  • Deborah Kolb
    Simmons College
    Deborah Kolb is Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management. From 1991-1994, Kolb was Executive Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

    Professor Kolb is an authority on gender issues in negotiation, and leadership especially how women can negotiate the conditions for their own success at the same time as they contribute to the effectiveness of their organization. Kolb has co-authored several books on this subject. The Shadow Negotiation: Navigating the Hidden Agendas of Bargaining (2000, 2003) and Her Place at the Table: A Women's Guide to Negotiating the Five Challenges of Leadership Success (2004). Kolb publishes extensively on these topics and regularly presents her work to national and international audiences.

    Professor Kolb is also the author of The Mediators ( 1983), co-editor of Hidden Conflict In Organizations: Uncovering Behind-The-Scenes Disputes (1992), When Talk Work: Profiles of Mediators (1994), Negotiation Eclectics: Essays in Memory of Jeffrey Z. Rubin (1999). She has authored over 100 articles on the subjects of gender, negotiation, conflict in organizations, and mediation. Kolb was recently honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award for Contribution to Women's Leadership by the Equality Commission of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.

    Deborah Kolb received her Ph.D. from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where her dissertation won the Zannetos Prize for outstanding doctoral scholarship. She has a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

  • Stacey Kole
    University of Chicago
  • Steffen Landauer
    Hewlett Packard
    Steffen Landauer serves as Vice President of Leadership Development and directs the Center for Leadership Excellence, which is focused on designing and delivering leadership solutions to advance HP's business objectives. The group is responsible for leadership, management, and professional skills development at all levels of HP, and its programs draw heavily on the principles of partnership with the business, leaders teaching leaders and action learning.

    Prior to joining HP in 2006, Steffen worked for 20 years with Goldman Sachs in New York. He served as managing director with the Pine Street Leadership Development Group, which was recognized for its innovative programs and partnership with business leaders at the firm. He also led a unique extension of the group which provided leadership development solutions for external Goldman Sachs clients.

    Steffen is an active speaker at major national conferences and has co-authored several publications, including: "Building a Learning Culture on Wall Street" in Leading Organizational Learning; "Using Stretch Goals to Promote Organization Effectiveness and Personal Growth: General Electric and Goldman Sachs" in Academy of Management Executive; and, "Maximizing the Value of Leadership Development: Key Questions (and Some Answers)" in Building More Effective Organizations.

    Steffen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University.

  • Paul Lawrence
    Harvard Business School
  • Jay Lorsch
    Harvard Business School
  • Ron Luce
    Teen Mania Ministries
    Ron Luce
  • Joshua Margolis
    Harvard Business School
  • Tony Mayo
    Harvard Business School
  • Phil Mirvis
    Center for Corporate Citizenship
    Boston College

    Phil Mirvis is an organizational psychologist and senior research fellow at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. His studies and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the character of the workforce and workplace, and business leadership in society. An advisor to businesses in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia, he has authored ten books on his studies including The Cynical Americans (social trends), Building the Competitive Workforce (human capital), Joining Forces (the human dynamics of mergers) and To the Desert and Back (a business transformation case). His most recent is Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship. Mirvis is a fellow of the Work/Family Roundtable, a board member of the Citizens Development Corporation, and formerly a Trustee of the Foundation for Community Encouragement and Society for Organization Learning.

    Mirvis has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has taught at Boston University, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and the London Business School.

  • Mihnea Moldoveanu
    University of Toronto
    Mihnea Moldoveanu is the Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking and the Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also the Founder, Past CEO and current Chief technology Officer of Redline Communications Group, Inc. (TSX: RDL), one of the world's leading broadband cellular equipment manufacturers and the fastest growing business in central Canada for the period 2002-2007. He is one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. His latest book, entitled The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future (with Roger Martin) was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
  • Charles O'Reilly
    Stanford University
    Charles O'Reilly has taught at UCLA, Berkeley and been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School. He is the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Teaching. Charles' research focuses on leadership and organizational change. His MBA teaching has concentrated on the leadership, organization, and the management of human resources. Charles has also developed and served as faculty director of several Executive Education programs, including Leading Change and Organizational Renewal and The Human Resources Executive Program.

    Charles' most recent research focuses on organizational culture, the impact of senior management on innovation and change, the management of human resources, and gender issues in management. His upcoming book, Ambidextrous Organizations: Resolving the Innovator's Dilemma with Michael Tushman, explores why successful firms sometimes fail-and what it takes for leaders to help their organizations survive and prosper over long time periods..

  • Barry Oshry
    Barry Oshry is President of Power + Systems, Inc. For over 35 years his focus has been on helping people see, understand, and master the systemic contexts in which they and others live. He is the developer of the Power Lab a 5-day total immersion experience focusing on issues of class and power. He is also the developer of the Organization Workshop on Creating Partnership and When Cultures Meet. He is the author numerous articles and books including Seeing Systems and Leading Systems. His current writing project is Love and Power: A Systems Perspective. His organizational plays - What a Way to Make a Living and Hierarchy have had multiple stagings.
  • Charles Palus
    Center for Creative Leadership
  • Leslie Perlow
    Harvard Business School
  • Gianpiero Petriglieri
    Gianpiero Petriglieri is Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, where he teaches "Leading People and Groups" in the MBA and directs experiential leadership development programmes for executives from a variety of industries. His research explores the features which make leadership development effective and meaningful; managers' use of business school courses to shape personal and professional identities; and the influence of unconscious factors in leadership. He holds an M.D. and a specialization in Psychiatry from the University of Catania Medical School, Italy, has practiced as a psychotherapist, and often serves on the staff of group relations conferences in Europe and the US.
  • James Phills
    Stanford University
  • Tracy Purinton
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Tracy Purinton is the Associate Director of the MIT Leadership Center, an education and research center located at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Tracy is responsible for working with faculty, staff, and students to develop, implement and promote an integrated, leadership development curriculum for MBA students. Tracy helps students to tailor their leadership development path drawing on new and existing leadership electives, Center research, the popular Sloan Innovation Period workshops, practice-based courses, and a host of other student leadership opportunities.

    Tracy Purinton has worked in university student services for more than 15 years, spending almost a decade serving in various roles in MIT's Division of Student Life (DSL) including Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Leadership Development, Assistant Dean for Student Activities, and Assistant Director of the MIT Public Service Center . Tracy has also worked at Simmons College and Boston University in a variety of positions during her career.

    Tracy's educational background includes a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy.

  • John Read
    Outward Bound
    John Read was elected President of Outward Bound in April, 2002 and named CEO in 2005 when 85% of Outward Bound merged under a single Board and unified management structure.

    Prior to this position, John served as President and CEO for Heavy Duty Holdings, a $400 million mobile equipment components company he founded and consolidated in association with Hidden Creek Industries [Now Commercial Vehicles Group, Inc (CVGI). NASDAQ].

    John began his career in government service, holding positions in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, the Treasury Department and the Office of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1976 he was appointed by President Ford and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards in the Labor Department.

    Following public service, John spent 13 years with Cummins Engine Company in a series of manufacturing plant management positions, culminating as vice president for the worldwide engineering and manufacture of the company's mid-range family of engines. At the Donaldson Company, a global manufacturer of engine and industrial filtration products he served as an executive vice president before establishing Heavy Duty Holdings.

    John graduated from Kent School in 1965 and holds a BA and MBA from Harvard University, and Honorary Doctorate degrees from Centenary College and Shenandoah University. In an issue titled, "The Giving Back Awards" John was honored by Newsweek Magazine as one of fifteen individuals that make America great.

    John is married to Alexandra Read and they have three children, and five grandchildren.

  • Richard Richards
    Ariel Group
    Richard Richards has acquired deep and varied experiences in helping people to realize their full potential. He has lived and worked in the USA, Germany, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong, and acquired additional cross-cultural leadership, organizational development, instructional design, and facilitation skills while leading teams in Australia, Korea, Israel, China, Mariana Islands, Germany, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. As The Ariel Group Vice President of Learning Design, he holds the critical responsibility of ensuring all of Ariel's work-programs, materials and coaching-achieves the highest level of quality. He works closely with The Ariel Group Leadership Team, Directors of Client Relationships, designers, coaches and facilitators to develop new offerings and maintain existing ones.

    Part of his ongoing professional development includes a recent Master of Arts degree in Applied Learning, from the School for New Learning at DePaul University, focusing on "The Use of the Arts in Community Building and Social Change." This degree began life as "The Use of Theatre to Describe, Understand and Modify People's Perceptions and Behavior"-a focus that continued to inform his final degree and foreshadowed his relationship with The Ariel Group.

    As a professional actor, Richard has studied improvisation at Second City in Chicago and has worked on stage, in voice-over and in film, and dreams of continuing to write and perform narrative monologues - something he has done in the past.

  • Ed Ruggero
    Author and Speaker
    Ed Ruggero helps organizations develop the kinds of leaders people want to follow. His client list includes the FBI, CEO Conference Europe, the CIA, the Young Presidents Organization, Forbes, CitiFinancial and Time, among others. He has appeared on CNN, The History Channel, the Discovery Channel, CNBC and Fox and has spoken to audiences around the world on leadership and leader development. Ed also leads a Gettysburg and a Normandy Leadership Experience, where participants walk the ground of these great struggles to learn battle-tested leadership lessons that apply today.

    Ed is the author of eleven books, including Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docu-drama on The History Channel. Ed is a West Point alumnus, a US Army veteran and a former Assistant Professor of English at West Point.

  • Judy Samuelson
    Aspen Institute
  • Sim Sitkin
    Duke University
    Sim Sitkin is Professor of Management, Staudenmeyer Research Fellow, and Faculty Director of the Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, where he was previously Management Department Chair, Health Sector Management Program Director, and Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education. Sim is a Founding Partner of Delta Leadership and holds an appointment as Professor of Organization Science at the Free University of Amsterdam. His current research focuses on leadership and control systems and their influence on how organizations and their members become more or less capable of change and innovation. His research concerns the effect of formal and informal organizational control systems and leadership on risk taking, accountability, trust, learning, change, and innovation. Sim previously served on the Academy of Management Board of Governors, as Organization Science Senior Editor, and as Journal of Organizational Behavior Associate Editor. He continues to work as a consultant and executive educator with many large and small corporations, non-profit and government organizations worldwide.
  • Janey Smith
    Royal Bank of Scotland
    Janey Smith took up the role of Group Human Resources Director, Organisational Effectiveness in April 2009. She joined the HR Function from RBS Retail, Wealth and Ulster, where she held the role of Interim Managing Director, UK Support. Prior to that role she was Director of Business Improvement and Managing Director for RBS in North of England.

    Previously, Janey worked in financial services, food retailing and the NHS. Across these sectors, she has worked in a variety of sales, operational, change and HR roles. Within her HR roles she has established and implemented approaches to identification and development of leadership capability.

    Janey has a Masters in Training and Development from the Univesrity of Sheffield.

  • Trina Soske
    Oliver Wyman Leadership Development
    Trina Soske Trina Soske is Partner, Head of the Americas, at Oliver Wyman Leadership Development. She has over 25 years of strategy consulting and executive development experience with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50. Her particular areas of domain expertise include corporate and business unit strategy, organizational change, and leadership. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Trina was a Partner and Global Practice Lead for Monitor Executive Development. Before that, she was President of Linkage, an international leadership and organizational development firm; and President/CEO of Interaction Associates, where she led a successful turnaround. Previously, Trina was a founder of two boutique strategy consulting firms, one of which was a spin-off of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In addition, she has also been very active in education reform efforts over the last decade, involving policy, assessment, curriculum design, teacher professional development and high performance management of school districts. Trina earned an undergraduate honors degree in Political Science from Whitman College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • Sandra Sucher
    Harvard Business School
  • Andrea Useem
    Washington Post On Leadership Blog
    Andrea Useem is the producer of "On Leadership," a recently launched online forum and video series from The Washington Post. Hosted by economics columnist Steve Pearlstein and former executive editor Ben Bradlee, "On Leadership" features a weekly discussion of leadership in the news, regular video interviews with national and international leaders, and other interactive features. Previously, Andrea worked as a writer, editor and online consultant, focused on issues of religion and international affairs; in 2006, she created the religion commentary site, Andrea spent four years in East Africa as a foreign correspondent, and she holds a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three young sons.
  • Michael Useem
    Wharton School
  • Daisy Wademan Dowling
    Morgan Stanley
    Daisy Wademan Dowling is Executive Director, Leadership Development at Morgan Stanley. Her previous roles include VP, Pine Street Senior Leadership Development Group, Goldman Sachs; VP, HR Strategy, Lehman Brothers; and Associate, Fixed Income, JP Morgan. Dowling is the author of "Remember Who You Are", (HBS Press 2004), and has published 14 pieces on leadership and corporate culture in the Harvard Business Review, including as part of her regular column "The Best Advice I Ever Got." She is the co-author of the HBR feature article "Why Did We Ever Go Into HR?", which has become an HBR "Most Popular" bestseller. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. She received her BA in History from Brown University in 1996 and her MBA from Harvard in 2002. She was born and raised in Manhattan, where she currently lives with her husband, Luc Dowling.
  • George Weathersby
    Genesys Solutions
    George Weathersby is CEO of the Young Presidents' Organization International. Dr. Weathersby is also Chairman of Genesys Solutions, LLC, a consultancy that assists CEO's to improve the ability of their organizations to implement their major initiatives, over a range of industries and of applications. Dr. Weathersby began his professional career as a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley Hass School of Management and at Harvard University. He served as Commissioner for Higher Education for Indiana for six years and served on or chaired a number of boards of education related organizations. In 1983 Dr. Weathersby entered the world of private enterprise as President of Curtis Publishing Company. Subsequently he served as President of the Ontario Corporation, an Indiana based aerospace manufacturer, president of a New York based venture capital fund, and President and CEO of the American Management Association. Dr. Weathersby holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (BS in engineering physics, MS in nuclear engineering, and MBA in managerial economics) and Harvard University (SM and PhD in decision and control theory).