Meet the Program Faculty
Like all Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, Leading Professional Service Firms is developed and taught by a core faculty of HBS professors. Our faculty members are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors.
Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, they leverage their business expertise and field-based research to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is a teaching team that exposes participants to multiple perspectives, challenging their thinking and encouraging new practices that result in superior business leadership. For more detailed biographies, click on each faculty name.
Thomas J. DeLong, Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit and the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; course head for the required MBA course on Leadership and Organizational Behavior; and faculty chair of "Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms—India."
Robert G. Eccles, Professor of Management Practice. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Growing and Leading a Professional Service Firm—China" and faculty cochair of "Aligning Sustainability with Corporate Performance."
Heidi K. Gardner, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Boris Groysberg, Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "Driving Performance Through Talent Management" and faculty cochair of "Leadership in Financial Organizations."
Robert Steven Kaplan, Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean for External Relations; and member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Jay W. Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of the "Corporate Governance Programs," "Leading Professional Service Firms," and "Making Corporate Boards More Effective."
Ashish Nanda, Robert Braucher Professor of Law from Practice. Faculty chair of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for Law and Professions at Harvard Law School.
Das Narayandas, James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean, Executive Education and Publishing; and member of the Marketing Unit.
"The program helped me better understand what professional service firms need to succeed in a changing world. Taking a firm to the next stage is a very complex process, particularly in the case of a big firm with a range of talents and different perspectives. The program highlighted the importance of getting people to think collectively for the betterment of the firm, the need to give people a voice in order to create buy-in, and the types of procedures necessary to move successfully from point A to point B as an organization."
Michael B. Barry [Esq.], Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., U.S.