Harvard Business School professor Nitin Nohira moves into the dean’s office on July 1.
He had been co-chair of the Leadership Initiative and has previously served as 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; their hope is to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership in addressing some of society’s most pressing problems. In June 2010, with Rakesh Khurana and Scott Snook, he will be hosting a conference on imagining the future of leadership; in anticipation, Harvard Business Review has 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.