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James R. Bailey George Washington University, USA, Georgetown University, USA

James R. Bailey is Professor and Hochberg Fellow of Leadership Development at the George Washington University School of Business, and a Fellow in the Centre for Management Development, London Business School.  He has taught at University of Michigan, New York University, IMD, and Helsinki School of Economics, Dr. Bailey is the recipient of many teaching distinctions, including four GWSB Outstanding Faculty Awards.  In 2006 he was named one of the world’s top ten executive educators by the International Council for Executive Leadership Development.  He has published over 50 academic papers and case studies, and is the author of five books, including the award-winning, best-selling Organizational and Managerial Wisdom and the forthcoming Lessons on Leadership.  He has designed and delivered hundreds of executive programs for firms like Nestle, UBS, Conoco-Phillips, and Goldman Sachs, as well as several major law firms and US Congressmen.  Dr. Bailey is a frequent keynote speaker who has appeared on broadcast programs for the BBC, CBS, NPR, and Fox News Channel, and whose work has been cited in such outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, and Business 2.0.  He is a frequent contributor to The Hill, Washington Post, Washington Business Journal, and Harvard Business Review.  He is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Learning and Education, as well as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine Lessons on Leadership ( and the author of the Psychology Today column, At the Helm.  Professor Bailey has served as a dean, department chair, and program director during his 30 year academic career. 



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Areas of expertise include: Effective leadership, Leadership Development, Organizational and individual change, Strategy formulation and execution, Corporate boards, Employee motivation, competence, satisfaction, and performance, Negotiations, Gender in leadership, Managerial decision making, Business ethics, Teams


Industries with experience include: Law firms, Congressional Offices, Banking/Finance, Food and beverage, Higher Education, Oil & Gas, Professional Service, Higher Education


Organizations consulted for include: Mayer-Brown, Nestle, Goldman Sachs, Latham Watkins, Morgan Stanley, U.S. Congressional Institute, Booz Allen Hamilton, Metropolitan Baptist Church (DC)