Prof. Barbara Kellerman
Prof. on Public Leadership
at Harvard Kennedy School

Live on stage: Meet her on Day 1 of the FLI Conference 2018.

About: When it comes to leadership and how leaders can foster innovation, Barbara Kellerman knows best. Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership. Kellerman has held professorships at various universities, including George Washington, Uppsala, and Dartmouth. She also served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the University of Maryland. She was cofounder of the International Leadership Association (ILA). And she is author and editor of many books including Leadership: Multidisciplinary Perspectives; Bad Leadership; The End of Leadership (2012); and Hard Times: Leadership in America (2014). She was ranked by Forbes.com as among “Top 50 Business Thinkers” (2009) and by Leadership Excellence in the top 15 of “thought leaders in management and leadership” (2008-09 and again in 2010-2011). In 2010 she was given the Wilbur M. McFeeley Award by the National Management Association; in 2015, 2016, and 2017 she was ranked by Global Gurus as # 13 on the list of “World’s Top 30 Management Professionals” and in 2016, she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association.