Ronald Heifetz MC/MPA 1983
King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership
Founding Director
Center for Public Leadership

Professor Heifetz’s courses on the practice of leadership are among the most highly valued at Harvard. He is widely recognized for his seminal work on the exercise of leadership. Heifetz advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. His research focuses on the leadership challenge of building adaptive capacity in organizations and societies. A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School, Heifetz is also a physician and cellist. He was privileged to have studied with Russian virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky. VIEW FULL BIO