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Professor Michael Tushman

Michael Tushman is a co-founder and director of Change Logic. He is internationally recognized for his work on the relations between technological change, executive leadership and organization adaptation, and for his work on innovation streams and organization design. Mike is an active business consultant and educator, working with CEOs and senior teams around the world.

Michael Tushman is Baker Foundation Professor and Paul R Lawrence, MBA Class of 1942 Professor Emeritus. He is faculty co-chair of Leading Change and Organizational Renewal. He was formerly Faculty Chair for both the Advanced Management Program (AMP) and Program for Leadership Development (PLD) at HBS. He also teaches in the Harvard Business Analytics Program, Harvard’s first cross-university and online executive program.

Mike was awarded the Academy of Management’s Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholarly Contributions to Management. His publications include Lead and Disrupt (2016; second edition publishing in September 2021) and Winning Through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Renewal and Change (2002), both with Charles O’Reilly; Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation (with D. Hambrick and D. Nadler,1998); Competing by Design: A Blueprint for Organizational Architectures (with D. Nadler, 1998); and Managing Strategic Innovation: A Collection of Readings (with P. Anderson, 2004). Mike was previously on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University and has been a visiting professor at MIT and INSEAD.

Mike holds degrees from Northeastern University (B.S.E.E.), Cornell University (M.S.), and the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. (Ph.D.). He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva. He has supervised many doctoral students and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management.

Mike Tushman discusses why disruption causes great companies to fail and how those companies can transform to lead the disruption in their markets.