Dean of the Harvard Business School |
Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on 1 July 2010.He previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit.
His intellectual interests center on human motivation, leadership, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance. He and Amanda Pepper collaborated with XPlane in creating the Paths to Power video to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership in addressing some of society’s most pressing problems. In June 2010, in anticipation of a conference he hosted with Rakesh Khurana and Scott Snook, Harvard Business Review launched a six-week blog on how leadership might look in the future.
He is co-author or co-editor of 16 books. His most recent, Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, is a compendium dedicated to advancing research on leadership based on a colloquium he organized during HBS’s centennial celebrations.
In Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership, he chronicles how leaders from different backgrounds-some who could be considered insiders and others who were outsiders-rose to power in American business. This is a companion book to In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century, which draws lessons from some of the most celebrated American business leaders of the 20th century. The third book in this trilogy of historical studies of leadership is Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Airline Industry.