The subject of many interviews, articles, and the recent book by Sharon Daloz Parks, Leadership Can Be Taught (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), Heifetz speaks extensively in the U.S. and abroad and consults widely with presidents and senior executives in government, business, and nonprofit organizations. Heifetz is a founding principal in Cambridge Leadership Associates (www.cambridge-leadership.com).
A graduate of Columbia University, Harvard Medical School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Heifetz is both a doctor and a musician. He trained initially in surgery before deciding to devote himself to the study of leadership in politics and business. Heifetz completed his medical training in psychiatry. As a cellist, he studied with the great Russian virtuoso, Gregor Piatigorsky.
Dr. Heifetz visit to CMC is sponsored by the Kravis Leadership Institute as part of Leadership Day 2007. KLI invites broad participation in Leadership Day, which includes a luncheon, panel, and other activities capped by Heifetz evening lecture. His topic for the lecture is "Leadership, Authority, and the Paradox of Trust".