Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Internationally renowned business leader, best-selling author and expert on strategy, innovation, and the management of change.

Speaker Categories: Intellectual Capital | Innovation | Go Green, The Environment, Corporate Sustainability | Environment - Go Green | Business Strategy | Leadership

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Internationally renowned business leader, best-selling author and expert on strategy, innovation, and the management of change.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter is an internationally known business leader, award-winning author, and expert on strategy, innovation, and the management of change. Kanter specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change and holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School.  Kanter’s strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments.

Experience

The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists of the "50 most powerful women in the world" (Times of London), and the "50 most influential business thinkers in the world" (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management's Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge; and in 2002 was named "Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year" by the World Teleport Association, and in 2010 received the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership Professionals. 

She is Chair and Director of the Advanced Leadership Initiative of Harvard University, a collaboration across the professional schools to help successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to addressing challenging national and global problems in their next stages of life. She is a Senior Advisor for IBM's Global Citizenship portfolio. She advises CEOs of large and small companies, has served on numerous business and non-profit boards including City Year, the urban "Peace Corps" now focused on addressing the school dropout crisis, and national or regional commissions including the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors. 

Books

She is the author or co-author of 19 books. Her latest book,  Move, makes a pursuasive case for the central importance of America's infrastructure to our country's future. Her book, SuperCorp:  How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, a manifesto for leadership of sustainable enterprises, was named one of the ten best business books of 2009 by Amazon.com.   Her previous book, Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End (a New York Times business and #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture and dynamics of high-performance organizations as compared with those in decline, and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, hospitals, schools, sports teams, community organizations, or countries. Her classic prizewinning book, Men & Women of the Corporation (which won the C. Wright Mills award winner for the year's best book on social issues) offered insight to countless individuals and organizations about corporate careers and the individual and organizational factors that promote success; a spin-off video, A Tale of ‘O': On Being Different, is among the world's most widely-used diversity tools; and a related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda.  Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, showed how to master the new terms of competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identified the rise of new business networks and analyzed dilemmas of globalization

Awards

Kanter has won numerous leadership awards and prizes for her books and articles; for example, her book The Change Masters was named one of the most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times).  In 2001, a coalition of university centers created the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award in her honor for the best research on work/family issues. 

Respected Speaker

She speaks widely, often sharing the platform with Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs at national and international events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

Professional Past

Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School, simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has received 23 honorary doctoral degrees.

Areas of Expertise: Intellectual Capital, Environment, Go Green, Economic Outlook, Global Economy and Trade, Innovation and Creativity

Rosabeth Kanter's Move makes a persuasive case for the central importance of America's infrastructure to our country's future. In particular, she shows how smarter transportation systems―built on Big Data, cloud, mobile, and social technologies―can make our communities less congested and more livable. This is an important book, with lessons for business, government, and all of civil society.

Commitment and Community: Communes and Utopias in Sociological Perspective

Evolve!: Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow

Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End

World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the Frontiers of Management

Challenge of Organizational Change

  • Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead
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  • Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
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  • The Challenge of Organizational Change: How Companies Experience It And Leaders Guide It
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  • Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
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