Ron  Heifetz, PhD

Ron Heifetz, PhD

Ronald Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership and is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Ron is a sought-after speaker and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. He co-developed the adaptive leadership framework.
His best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World are go-to guides for organizations and societies looking to build their adaptive leadership capacity — something that extends into his work as a consultant and co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates. Leadership Without Easy Answers, his first book, is widely used in introductory leadership classrooms and Heifetz's own courses at Harvard Kennedy School.