The Challenges of Global Leadership


Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Littauer Building, Room L140

Working language: English

About the Speaker
Ronald Heifetz is the King Hussein bin Talal senior lecturer in public leadership and founder of the Center for Public Leadership. Recognized for his seminal work on both the practice and teaching of leadership, his research focuses on building the adaptive capacity of societies and organizations. His first book, Leadership without Easy Answers, has been reprinted and translated many times. He co-founded Cambridge Leadership Associates and co-authored the best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading with Marty Linsky. His new book, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing your Organization and the World, was co-authored with Linsky and Alexander Grashow. Heifetz speaks and consults extensively throughout the world. He is the subject of many articles and the book by Sharon Daloz Parks, Leadership Can Be Taught. A graduate of Columbia University , Harvard Medical School , and the Kennedy School , Heifetz is a physician and cellist. He was privileged to have studied with Russian virtuoso, Gregor Piatigorsky. His children, David and Ariana, attend Carleton College.

Additional Panelists

Dr. Wei Cheng, Chief Managing Researcher for the macro strategy research at the Research Center of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council

Dr. Zhiyuan Charles Cheng, Middle Career MPA student at Harvard Kennedy School

Mr. Tao Zhang, Middle Career MPA student at Harvard Kennedy School