2016 RLI Leadership Summit - Keynote Address

"What Great Radiology Leaders Know and Do"

Leonard A. Schlesinger, DBA, MBA
Baker Foundation Professor of Business 
Harvard Business School

Leonard A. Schlesinger, DBA, MBA  is the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He has served as a member of the Business School faculty from 1978 to 1985, 1988-1998 and 2013 to the present. During his career at the School he has taught courses in Organizational Behavior, Organization Design, Human Resources Management, General Management, Leadership and Service Management in the MBA and Executive Education programs. He has also served as head of the Service Management Interest Group, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations, and Chair of “Leadership and Learning,” the School’s 1993-94 curriculum review and redesign process.

Schlesinger previously served as President of Babson College, where he successfully managed the challenges of improving academic, reputational and financial outcomes for a uniquely positioned college. In addition, he has held a number of key executive and operating positions (ending as vice chair and chief operating officer) at Limited Brands (now L Brands) from 1999–07, was a professor of sociology and public policy and senior vice president and counselor to the president at Brown University from 1998–99, and was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Au Bon Pain from 1985–88.

His writings on entrepreneurship, service management and organizational management have been widely published. He has served on the editorial boards of five major academic journals. Schlesinger currently serves as lead director of Demandware Inc., director of Viewpost LLC and Restoration Hardware Inc. He is a member of the advisory board of the Emory-Georgia Healthcare Innovation Program. 

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