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Amy C. Edmondson

Erling Persson Visiting Professor, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management - Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society.

Edmondson joins the House of Innovation during 2022 as an Erling Persson Visitng professor.

Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers since 2011, and most recently was ranked #1 in 2021; she also received that organization’s Breakthrough Idea Award in 2019, and Talent Award in 2017.  She studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review and California Management Review. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2019), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 15 languages.

Selected Publications

 
Edmondson, Amy C., and Jean-François Harvey. Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross-Sector Leadership. Emerald Group Publishing, 2017. View Details
 
Harvey, Jean-François, Henrik Bresman, Amy C. Edmondson, and Gary P. Pisano. "A Strategic View of Team Learning in Organizations." Academy of Management Annals (in press). (Published online:10 Jan 2022.) View Details
 
Carboni, Inga, Robert Cross, and Amy C. Edmondson. "No Team is an Island: How Leaders Shape Networked Ecosystems for Team Success." California Management Review 64, no. 1 (November 2021): 5–28. View Details
 
Edmondson, Amy C., and Ranjay Gulati. "Agility Hacks." Harvard Business Review 99, no. 6 (November–December 2021). View Details
 
Edmondson, Amy C., and Tijs Besieux. "Reflections: Voice and Silence in Workplace Conversations." (pdf) Journal of Change Management 21, no. 3 (2021): 269–286. View Details
 
Kerrissey, Michaela J., Anna T. Mayo, and Amy C. Edmondson. "Joint Problem-solving Orientation in Fluid Cross-boundary Teams." Academy of Management Discoveries 7, no. 3 (September 2021): 381–405. View Details
 
De Jong, Jorrit, Amy C. Edmondson, Mark Moore, Hannah Riley-Bowles, Jan Rivkin, Eva Flavia Martínez Orbegozo, and Santiago Pulido-Gomez. "Building Cities' Collaborative Muscle." Stanford Social Innovation Review (website) (Spring 2021). View Details
 
Kundu, Palak, Olivia Jung, Luca F. Valle, Amy C. Edmondson, Nzhde Agazaryan, John Hegde, Michael Steinberg, and Ann Raldow. "Missing the Near Miss: Recognizing Valuable Learning Opportunities in Radiation Oncology." (pdf) Practical Radiation Oncology 11, no. 3 (May 2021): e256–e262. View Details