Meet the Program Faculty
PLD is developed and taught by a core faculty of Harvard Business School professors who are skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. HBS faculty 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 on many levels.
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Marvin Bower Fellow. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Diego A. Comin,
Associate Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit.
Amy J.C. Cuddy,
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit.
John T. Gourville,
Albert J. Weatherhead, Jr. Professor of Business Administration.
Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of "Strategic Marketing Management."
Gary P. Pisano,
Harry E. Figgie, Jr. Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology, Operations, and Management Unit.
Scott A. Snook,
MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Eugene F. Soltes, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit.
Michael L. Tushman,
Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Organizational Behavior Unit; faculty chair of "PLD Module 5" and "Program for Leadership Development"; and faculty cochair of "Leading Change and Organizational Renewal."
Eric J. Van den Steen,
Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit.
"My primary goal was to become a better leader through developing my talents and putting them into service for others. I found the Program for Leadership Development to be very challenging and I believe I have a now greater knowledge of the strengths I need to enhance and the weaknesses I need to curtail and the tools to work on this. The program is worth 10 times the time and money invested."
Pedro Madeira Rodrigues [Secretary General], Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Portugal
"With a background in political science and government, I found myself starting a new commercial venture. PLD provided a wonderful way to polish and expand my knowledge in a range of topics, receive leadership coaching, and grow my business connections. The program transformed the way I relate to my employees. I realized I had not communicated enough with my team or translated strategy effectively. Since the program ended, I've begun clarifying roles and responsibilities and working to make sure we are all on the same page. With this new management style, I've seen positive change in how employees, partners, and clients respond to me."
Lina Xu [Executive Director], Universal World Trade Investment Consulting, People's Republic of China