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Nitin Nohria    

Dean of Harvard Business School

Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on 1 July 2010. He previously was co-chair of the Leadership Initiative and has served as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit. His research centers on human motivation, leadership, and corporate transformation and sustainable performance. He and Amanda Pepper collaborated with XPlane in creating the Paths to Power video; their hope is to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership in addressing some of society's most pressing problems.

A remarkably prolific thought leader, Professor Nohria is author of over 75 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers, and notes. Co-author of innumerable bestselling books, his latest accomplishment is the Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice which brings together the most important scholars from fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and history to shape the academic discipline of leadership. Previous books include Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership, which chronicles how leaders from different backgrounds rose to power in American business. This is a companion book to In Their Time, which draws lessons from some of the greatest American business leaders of the 20th century.

Some of Nitin’s other books include: What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success (Harper Business, 2003), Master Passions: The Interplay of Anxiety, Ambition, and Envy, co-authored with Mihnea Moldoveanu, (MIT Press, 2002), Changing Fortunes: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Corporation, co-authored with Davis Dwyer and Fred Dalzell, Jr. (Wiley, 2002), Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices, co-authored with Paul R. Lawrence, (Jossey-Bass, 2001), The Arc of Ambition: Defining the Leadership Journey (Perseus Books, 2000), The Differentiated Network: Organizing Multinational Corporations for Value Creation (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

Professor Nohria has served as an advisor and consultant to several large and small companies in different parts of the world. He is frequently interviewed by such media as Business Week, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal as well as ABC, CNN, and NPR.

Nitin illuminates and astounds audiences worldwide with his wide-ranging presentations on business and organizational change, evolutionary psychology and business leadership and ambition.


Harvard's Nitin Nohria: B-school dean of the year - Fortune ...
As dean of the world's most powerful and influential business school, the 50-year -old Nohria has unflinchingly led the school into a new brave era.

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