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Ronald A. Heifetz
Residence Cambridge, MA
Fields Leadership
Institutions Harvard Kennedy School
Alma mater Harvard Kennedy School (MPA)
Harvard Medical School (M.D.)
Columbia University (B.A.)

Ronald A. Heifetz is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership, co-founder of the Center for Public Leadership[1] at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates [2].

Known for his seminal work during the past two decades on the practice and teaching of leadership, his research focuses on how to build adaptive capacity in societies, businesses, and nonprofits. His book Leadership Without Easy Answers (Belknap/Harvard University Press, 1994) has been translated into many languages and is currently in its 13th printing. He also coauthored the bestselling book Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading with Marty Linsky (Harvard Business School Press, 2002).

Formerly a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Heifetz works extensively with leaders in government, nonprofits, and business. His consultations and seminars with individuals, executive committees and leadership teams focus on the work of leaders in generating and sustaining adaptive change across political boundaries, operating units, product divisions, and functions in politics, government agencies and international businesses.

Heifetz is a graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also a cellist and former student of Gregor Piatigorsky.

Works of Ronald Heifetz

Books

  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading (Chinese translation). Bardon-Chinese Media Agency, 2003.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. Liderazgo Sin Limites: Manual de Supervivencia para Managers. Paidos, 2003.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading. Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. I Skudlinjen, Hvordan man overlever i Lederskabets Jungle. Borsens, 2002.

Book Chapters

  • Heifetz, Ronald A. "Adaptive Work." Encyclopedia of Leadership. Ed. George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns. Sage Publications, 2004.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. "Leadership Is 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration." MBA in a Box. Ed. Joel Kurtzman; with Glenn Rifkin and Victoria Griffith. Crown Business, 2004.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. "Self-Management." Encyclopedia of Leadership. Ed. George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson, and James MacGregor Burns. Sage Publications, 2004.

Academic Journals

  • Heifetz, Ronald A., John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer. "Leading Boldly." Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2004): 21-31.
  • Heifetz, Ronald A., and Marty Linsky. "When Leadership Spells Danger." Educational Leadership 61.7 (April 2004): 33-37.

References

  1. ^ Center for Public Leadership homepage
  2. ^ Cambridge Leadership Associates

External links

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