Participants

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.
  • David Ager
    Harvard University
  • Deborah Ancona
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Maria Arias
    McKinsey & Company

    Maria Eugenia Arias is an Associate Dean of Partner Learning at McKinsey & Company and a Senior Expert in the Firm's Global Organisation and Leadership Practice. Originally from Ecuador and educated in the United States (Barnard College/Columbia University, Stanford University and Yale University), she has working experience in various parts of the world as a manager, consultant and academic. She joined McKinsey & Company in 2002 and lives in Australia.

    As a consultant, Maria Eugenia has over 30 years of experience and specializes in helping organizations embark on change programs to improve performance and strengthen their management capability. Her recent work involves working with boards and top teams on issues of governance, alignment and performance. She is part of the team leading McKinsey's knowledge initiative on FOBs and played a key role in developing knowledge on Top Team Effectiveness.

    As an academic, Maria Eugenia has been a faculty member at INSEAD in France, INCAE, IPAN (in Ecuador) and Mt. Eliza Business School in Australia. She has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School and has also taught in a number of customised leadership programs at institutions like the United Nations (UN) and OECD. She has also held positions at KPMG in Australia, Dow Chemical Latin America and the Institute of Anthropology in Ecuador.

  • Susan Ashford
    University of Michigan
  • Joseph Badaracco
    Harvard Business School
  • Julie Battilana
    Harvard Business School
  • Michael Beer
    Harvard Business School
  • Ted Bililies
    ghSmart
  • Matthew Bishop
    The Economist
  • Sally Blount
    New York University
  • James Bolt
    Bolt Consulting
  • Greg Brandeau
    Walt Disney Company
  • 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 School of Global Management
  • James Champy
    Dell Services
  • Arturo Condo
    INCAE Business School
  • Tom DeLong
    Harvard Business School
  • D. Scott DeRue
    University of Michigan
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amy Edmondson
    Harvard Business School
  • Robin Ely
    Harvard Business School
  • Chris Ernst
    Center for Creative Leadership
  • Francis Flynn
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Frances X. Frei
    Harvard Business School
  • John J. Gabarro
    Harvard Business School
  • Mariko Gakiya
    Harvard International Negotiation Program
  • Marshall Ganz
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • Leticia Garcia
    Harvard Business School
  • David Garvin
    Harvard Business School
  • Bill George
    Harvard Business School
  • Raymond Gilmartin
    Harvard Business School
  • Joan Goldsmith
    Author
    Formerly a Director of Harvard Graduate School of Education Masters of Arts in Teaching Program, Founder of Cambridge College and Principal of Index Group, Joan is currently Director of Women Leaders: Creating Ourselves at the Crossroads and co-author with Warren Bennis of the 4th edition of Learning to Lead.
  • Allen Grossman
    Harvard Business School
  • Boris Groysberg
    Harvard Business School
  • Jim Gustafson
    Benedictine University

    Jim "Gus" Gustafson, Ph.D. is Leadership Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Executive Education in the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University. He is Chair-Elect of the Business Leadership Division of the International Leadership Association, former Editor-in-Chief of the Organization Development Journal, and 2010 recipient of the Global Strategic Leader Award given by the World HRD Congress. Prior to coming to Benedictine, he was Director of Strategic Leadership Research and Development and Organizational Transformation at U.S. Cellular, where he received many awards for his pioneering work in leadership development and organizational change.

    Dr. Gustafson consults and speaks globally on a variety of topics, including Values-Driven Leadership, Appreciative Inquiry, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organizational & Team Effectiveness and Servant-Leadership Development. Gus lives in West Des Moines, IA with his wife and their two children where he is very active in his church and is the Founding Executive Director of the Hope Servant-Leader Development Initiative.

  • Doug Guthrie
    New York University
  • Mathew Hayward
    University of Colorado
  • Rebecca Henderson
    Harvard Business School
  • Gustavo Herrero
    Harvard Business School Latin America Research Center
  • Linda Hill
    Harvard Business School
  • Adi Ignatius
    Harvard Business Review
  • Mansour Javidan
    Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Bob Johansen
    Institute for the Future
  • Sudhir Kakar
    Author
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter
    Harvard Business School
  • Robert Steven Kaplan
    Harvard Business School
  • Barbara Kellerman
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • 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.
  • Nancy Koehn
    Harvard Business School
  • Roderick Kramer
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • Steffen Landauer
    Hewlett Packard

    Steffen Landauer is currently consulting in talent and leadership development. Until February of 2010, Steffen served as Vice President of Executive and Leadership Development for Hewlett Packard, with global responsibility for leadership and management development at all levels of HP. His group's programs drew 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 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 from Cambridge University Press.

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

  • Ellen Langer
    Harvard University
  • Paul Lawrence
    Harvard Business School
  • Lan Liu
    Peking University
    Mr. Lan Liu is a researcher at Peking University's Center for China Strategic Studies and adjunct professor at the Beijing Peter F. Drucker Academy, where he teaches leadership courses on their executive programs. The author of Conversations on Leadership (forthcoming in August 2010 from Jossey-Bass) and five books in Chinese on management and leadership, for seven years he was editor-in-chief of Chief Executive China, a management magazine for Chinese business executives with about 200,000 subscribers. In a varied career, he has been an editor & columnist of China Business Times, associate director of case center of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and deputy general manager of an advertising agency. Mr. Liu holds a BA in International Politics and an MA in International & Intercultural Communication from Peking University, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard University.
  • Jay Lorsch
    Harvard Business School
  • Joshua Margolis
    Harvard Business School
  • Deborah Marlino
    Simmons School of Management
  • Anthony Mayo
    Harvard Business School
  • Nancy McGaw
    The Aspen Institute
  • Paul McKinnon
    Citigroup
  • Deborah Merrill Sands
    Lokey Graduate School of Business, Mills College
  • Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld
    New York University
  • Mihnea Moldoveanu
    University of Toronto
  • Tsedal Neeley
    Harvard Business School
  • William Ocasio
    Kellogg School of Management
  • Lynn Paine
    Harvard Business School
  • Charles Palus
    Center for Creative Leadership
  • Ellen Peebles
    Harvard Business Review
  • Leslie Perlow
    Harvard Business School
  • Gianpiero Petriglieri
    INSEAD
  • Andrew Pettigrew
    University of Oxford
  • Jeffrey Polzer
    Harvard Business School
  • David Rock
    Founder, The NeuroLeadership Institute
  • Clayton Rose
    Harvard Business School
  • Raffaella Sadun
    Harvard Business School
  • W. Earl Sasser
    Harvard Business School
  • Sim Sitkin
    Duke University
  • Carl Sloane
    Harvard Business School
  • 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.
  • Robert Stanton
    United States Army
    Major Robert Stanton graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 2000 and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry. Stanton holds a masters degree in public administration from the City University of New York's John Jay College. He has spent over three years leading soldiers in combat, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, most recently serving as BG John Nicholson's strategic communications officer in Kandahar. As a rifle company commander in Afghanistan he was recognized with the Army's prestigious "MacArthur Leadership Award." He is currently serving as the Operations Officer for the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning at West Point, NY.
  • Emily Stecker
    Harvard Business School
    Emily Stecker is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School. Along with HBS Professor Linda A. Hill and technology executive Greg Brandeau, Emily is co-authoring Collective Genius, a book about the relationship between leadership and innovation. The book is forthcoming from Harvard Business Press. Emily has a master's degree in Human Development & Psychology from Harvard University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University. She has lived and worked in South Africa and Malaysia.
  • Sandra Sucher
    Harvard Business School
  • William Sullivan
    Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Richard Tedlow
    Harvard Business School
  • Maurizio Travaglini
    Architects of Group Genius
  • Michael Tushman
    Harvard Business School
  • Andrea Useem
    Washingtonpost.com
  • Michael Useem
    Wharton School
  • Ruth Wageman
    Harvard University
    Ruth Wageman is Director of Research for Hay Group and Visiting Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Professor Wageman received her Ph.D. from Harvard 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 also has been a member of the faculty of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Her research, teaching, and consulting interests include the design of effective leadership teams, the theory and practice of leadership development, and the effectiveness of self-organizing teams with civic and political purposes.
  • Jeffrey Walker
    Harvard Business School
  • David Wilkins
    Harvard Law School
  • Evan Wittenberg
    Google

    Evan Wittenberg is the Head of Global Leadership Development for Google, Inc. He is responsible for developing leaders at all levels across all functions in the organization.

    Evan has over 13 years of leadership development experience, both in organizations and academia. Immediately prior to joining Google, Evan spent 5 years as the Director of the Graduate Leadership Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In this role he was responsible for all of the leadership development activities for the school's 1,600 MBAs, ran the experiential-learning Leadership Ventures, and taught the core course in Leadership and Teamwork. Evan's early career was in entertainment, during which he worked for Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, and was a talent agent.

    Evan lives in San Francisco with his wife and young daughter and son.

  • Keith Yardley
    Goldman Sachs
    Keith Yardley is a Vice President in the Pine Street Leadership Development Group at Goldman Sachs. He focuses on leadership development and organizational effectiveness for the firm's partners and managing directors, as well as senior executives at select external client organizations. His expertise includes leadership assessment, employee engagement and talent management. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2007, Keith was a senior vice president for HSBC based in New York and Hong Kong. Keith earned his PhD in behavioral decision making from the center for decision research, at Leeds University Business School, UK. He has published papers and presented at conferences on societal risk perception, talent management and coaching. He is a registered Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.
  • Andy Zelleke
    Harvard Kennedy School