ANTHONY J. MAYO is the Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of the HBS Leadership Initiative. He co-created and currently teaches a new MBA course called “Great Business Leaders: The Importance of Contextual Intelligence.” The Leadership Initiative is an interdisciplinary center that strives to serve as a catalyst for cutting-edge research and course development on leaders and leadership. He is the co-author of In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century, which has been translated into 5 languages. He is also the co-author of Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership (released in January 2007 by HBS Press). These books have been derived from the development of the Great American Business Leaders database that Nitin Nohria and Tony Mayo created for the Leadership Initiative.
NITIN NOHRIA is Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration and co-Faculty Chair of the Leadership Initiative. His research centers on leadership and corporate transformation. Co-author of more than ten books, his most recent, Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership, chronicles how leaders from different backgrounds rose to power in American business.
MARK RENNELLA was awarded a Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University in 2001 and has researched and published extensively on the cultural and business implications of international travel. A college instructor for many years, Mark began his teaching career abroad as a Lecturer of English and American Studies at the University of Tours in 1988. He also taught at the History and Literature Program at Harvard University from 1998 to 2003. His interest in the intersections and interactions between American culture and other cultures around the world culminated in his recent book, The Boston Cosmopolitans: International Travel and American Arts and Letters (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008). This book traced the impact of international steamship travel on the work of a group of artists, architects and writers who worked in the Boston area between 1865 and 1915.