Jay Conger is the Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership at Claremont McKenna College in California. As the faculty chair, he directs the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s leading academic centers for leadership development and research. He holds a visiting professorship at the London Business School, and he is a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Jay Conger is one of the world’s experts on leadership. You will see him quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other business periodicals analyzing people and trends in the executive suite and in the boardroom. In recognition of his extensive work with companies, Business Week named him the best business school professor to teach leadership and one of the top five management education teachers worldwide. The Financial Times ranked him as one of the world’s top management educators. As an executive educator and consultant, he has worked with over four hundred organizations in his twenty-five year career.

Author of over one hundred articles and book chapters and fourteen books, he researches leadership, organizational change, boards of directors, and the training and development of leaders and managers. He is one of a handful of authors who have published multiple articles in the Harvard Business Review. His most recent books include Boardroom Realities (2009), The Practice of Leadership (2007), Growing Your Company’s Leaders (2003), Shared Leadership (2002), Corporate Boards: New Strategies for Adding Value at the Top (2001), The Leader’s Change Handbook (1999), Building Leaders (1999), and Winning’Em Over: A New Model for Management in the Age of Persuasion (1998).

He has taught at the Harvard Business School, INSEAD (France), the London Business School, McGill University, and the University of Southern California. He has been awarded by the Center for Creative Leadership their prestigious H. Smith Richardson Fellowship for his research on leadership. His insights have been featured in Business Week, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The LA Times, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Training, The Wall Street Journal, and Working Woman.

He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in Anthropology, his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He and his wife Nadege are passionate art photography collectors.