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

Leaders in the Digital Era Survey

We are undertaking a unique research project to understand the behaviors, mindsets, and capabilities of leaders in the digital era. Complete this 5-8 minute survey to contribute your opinions.


Advancing African American Business Leadership

AASU 50 

2018 marks 50 years of the African American Student Union at HBS. This key inflection point in the School’s history offers not only an occasion for reflection, but also an exciting opportunity for HBS to conduct new research, convene thought leaders, and undertake initiatives to advance African American business leaders.


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.

  • 21 Sep 2021
  • HBS Working Knowledge

Readers Ask: How Can I Gain Power and Influence?

by Kristen Senz
  • New Book

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

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

Danone S.A.: Becoming a Mission-Driven Company (A)

By: Benjamin C. Esty and Emilie Billaud