Professor and Marion Bloch, Missouri Chair in Leadership
Lee Bolman is an author, scholar, consultant and speaker who is Professor of Leadership and holds the Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to coming to UMKC, he taught for four years at Carnegie-Mellon University and more than 20 years at Harvard. His administrative roles at UMKC have included Interim Dean of the Bloch School of Management, and chair of the department of Organizations, Leadership and Marketing. At Harvard, he served as director and principal investigator for the National Center for Educational Leadership and for the Harvard School Leadership Academy. He was also educational chair for two Harvard executive programs — the Institute for Educational Management and the Management Development program. His most recent books include Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership (6th ed., 2017) and How Great Leaders Think: The Art of Reframing (2014), both with Terry Deal, and two books with Joan Gallos, Engagement: Transforming Difficult Relationships at Work (2016), and, Reframing Academic Leadership (2011). Lee holds a B.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.