Jay A. Conger, Ph.D.

CEO Affiliated Research Scientist


Dr. 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. He is a senior research scientist at the Center as well as the Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College in Los Angeles.

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As an executive educator, coach, and program designer, Dr. Conger has worked with over five hundred organizations in his twenty-five year career.

Professional Work

In recognition of his outstanding teaching skills and 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.

Author of over one hundred articles and book chapters and fifteen 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 The High Potential’s Advantage (2018), 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.

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