Biography

Heidi K. Gardner, PhD, is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and Faculty Chair of the school’s Accelerated Leadership Program.  Previously she was a professor at Harvard Business School.  Dr. Gardner’s book “Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos” was published in 2017 by Harvard Business Press, and became a Washington Post bestseller. https://store.hbr.org/product/smart-collaboration-how-professionals-and-their-firms-succeed-by-breaking-down-silos/10001

Dr. Gardner’s research received the Academy of Management’s prize for Paper with Outstanding Practical Implications for Management. She has authored more than sixty books, book chapters, case studies, and articles.  The 2nd edition of her book Leadership for Lawyers: Essential Strategies for Law Firm Success will be published in 2019, and she recently released Smart Collaboration for Lateral Hiring: Successful Strategies to Recruit and Integrate Laterals in Law Firms. She has also been awarded an International Research Fellowship by Oxford University’s Said Business School.

Dr. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents, including as a Fulbright Fellow, and for McKinsey & Co. and Procter & Gamble.  She earned her BA in Japanese from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters degree from the London School of Economics, and second Masters and PhD from London Business School.  She was recently named by Thinkers 50 as a Next Generation Business Guru.

Dr. Gardner can be reached at hgardner@law.harvard.edu.

 

 

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