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Nitin Nohria

Dean, Harvard Business School


Nitin Nohria is the tenth dean of Harvard Business School, a post he has held since July, 2010. Nohria has previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit. Nohria’s large body of work (he is the author or co-author of 16 books) addresses the questions of human motivation, leadership, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance.


Nitin Nohria: I don’t think what you do is you teach leadership, what you do is you help people become better learners from experience so that they can enhance their own leadership.  
Nitin Nohria: The best organizations allow human beings to acquire things that they value, to feel like a part of a team, to make sure the work they are doing is meaningful and that they have ways of defending their interests.