Leadership Initiative

Leaders have always faced the job of inspiring others while making important decisions with incomplete information. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more dynamic or complex. We help leaders effectively understand and manage these forces.

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Strategic management
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Develops distinctive strategies to achieve competitive advantage
Translates broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans
Defines strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity
Aligns the organization to support strategic priorities

Women of Color Leadership Program

In this Executive Education program, you and an exceptional group of peers—women of color who want to make a difference—will gain insight, skills, and relationships that will help you realize your leadership potential and contribute more fully to your company's success.


Featured Leader

1903-1930 St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

Walker transformed the Independent Order of St. Luke, established a newspaper, became the first woman bank president in the U.S., and opened a store run by and for blacks.


Pioneering Research

Our faculty members author numerous books, produce academic papers, and write an array of articles for general business publications.

  • 07 Dec 2021
  • HBS Working Knowledge

Want to Build Better Leaders? Focus on Mindset, Skills, Knowledge

by Hise Gibson and Shawnette Rochelle
  • New Book

Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma

By: Charles A. O'Reilly III and Michael Tushman
  • New Case

Kwame Spearman at Tattered Cover: Reinventing Brick-and-Mortar Retail

By: Ryan Raffaelli and Kerry Herman