Advisory Council


Beth Briggs

Beth Briggs

Associate Dean, Career Services

"Leadership is helping others to live up to their full potential while providing guidance and vision to help a team meet their individual and collective goals."

J.P. Eggers

J.P. Eggers

Vice Dean, MBA Programs

"Leadership is the ability to mobilize others towards a shared goal."

Gary Fraser

Gary Fraser

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

“(Good) Leadership is having a vision and motivating others to follow. Great leadership is having the courage to empower those who think, act, and are different than you.”

Isser Gallogly

Isser Gallogly

Associate Dean, MBA Admissions and Program Innovation

“Leadership is about clarity of objective, creativity in strategy, and adaptability for organizing and directing talent.”

Rabia Ahmed

Rabia Ahmed

Executive Director, MBA Admissions

"Leadership is having a vision and inspiring others to turn it into a reality."

Steven Blader

Steven L. Blader, Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Business and Chair, Management and Organization

Chair, Management and Organizations

“Leadership is bringing out the best in others while continually striving for the best in yourself.”

Dolly Chugh

Dolly Chugh

Associate Professor, Management & Organizations

“Leadership is helping others grow and rise, together.”

R. Kabaliswaran

R. Kabaliswaran

Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

“Leadership is a play in three acts: envision, energize, execute.”

Joe Magee

Joe Magee

Professor, Management & Organizations

“Leadership is to envision a plausible future, and then to apply power with perspective-taking to get there.”

Bryan Ramos

Bryan Ramos

Executive Director, Student Engagement

“Leadership is leveraging knowledge of oneself to inspire, support and activate others.”

Carol Robbins

Carol Robbins

Director, Stern Teaching Effectiveness Program (STEP)

"Leadership is an efficient, ethical, and accurate Iowa caucus tally. Openness to continuous learning and mutual support to lead must reside at the heart of our work."

Brian Ruder

Brian Ruder

Co-Director, Leadership Fellows Program; Executive-in-Residence, Management & Organizations

“Leadership is uniquely manifested in each person who aspires to it. But we do know that great leaders have four things in common; a willingness to take smart, calculated risks; a strong bias for action; the capacity to read people and surround themselves with superior talent; and inspiring others to achieve meaningful and rewarding outcomes.”

Evan Segal

Evan Segal

Co-Director, Leadership Fellows Program; Executive-in-Residence, Management & Organizations

“Leadership is an evolving process for each of us, a journey that builds on a person’s life experiences, education, unique abilities, available information and situational dynamics. It is rooted in core values of authenticity, empathy and diversity that allows your team to actively take smart risks and develop innovative solutions that support the success of all stakeholders.”

Alanna Valdez

Alanna Valdez

Senior Director, Executive Programs 

"Leadership is inclusivity. To lead is to create an environment where individuals feel welcome to express their ideas, challenge norms, and try something new. An inclusive leader cheers team members on when they succeed, supports them when they fail, and encourages key moments to serve as learning opportunities."

Tensie Whelan

Tensie Whelan

Director, Center for Sustainable Business

“Leadership is a mindset of inclusive listening and learning, translated into innovation and operational excellence, that creates value for employees, business, and society.”

Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld

Batia Wiesenfeld

Director, Business and Society Program 

“Leadership is making productive change and development happen.”

Jeffrey Younger

Jeffrey Younger

Clinical Associate Professor, Management Communication

“Leadership is directly tied to communication - both verbal and non-verbal. Building awareness through a clear communication strategy can enhance effectiveness as a leader in a very real way.”