The Leadership Development Team
Stern’s Leadership Development Program was founded in 2009 to address a growing need to provide personalized, experiential leadership training for students across a range of industries. A focus on experiential learning and individual attention helps students hone key skills and develop their leadership style. For more information on individual programs visit our Stern webpage.
Connie Kim, Director, Leadership Development
Connie oversees Leadership Development and its program (LDP), which is a comprehensive, applied and personal leadership development curriculum that empowers Stern MBA students to evolve into effective and mindful leaders. In this role, she is responsible for developing the strategy, partnering with Stern faculty and administration, strengthening corporate relationships, and mentoring and coaching MBA students.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Connie was a strategic leader within Thomson Reuters’ talent management group, overseeing its global MBA leadership development program, where she refined the program to further enable business success and expanded it into China, India and Argentina. Previously, Connie was a senior leveraged finance banker at Société Generale and Citigroup for most of her banking career, and, an equity research junior analyst at Lehman Brothers and financial analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York prior to attending business school.
Connie holds a BS in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Cornell University. In her free time, Connie loves practicing yoga, traveling to places that are best explored with a backpack and tasting various cuisines and wines from around the world.
Julia Bouley, Program Coordinator, Leadership Development
Julia coordinates and institutes logistical aspects of large and small-scale programming for the Leadership Development Program, such as workshops, trainings and leadership coaching. She also manages the NYU Stern Leadership Development blog, including blog maintenance, postings and resource updates. Prior to this role, she managed functions of the NYU Stern On-Campus Recruitment program, educating employers and students of the Office of Career Development’s recruitment initiatives and career opportunities. Before joining NYU Stern, Julia worked in the US Peace Corps in Rwanda as a community planner and French and English teacher.
Julia holds a BA in International Relations and French Language from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
In her free time, Julia likes to explore Brooklyn, climb mountains and peruse open-air markets all over the world.
LDP Advisory Council
Steven Blader received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1994) and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University (2002). His research identifies the organizational conditions that motivate employee performance by addressing employees’ social and relational concerns in the workplace. His work focuses on understanding how employees assess their social and relational standing in their work organizations, and the influence of those judgments on their behavior at work. He is currently investigating these issues by examining employee perceptions of the fairness they experience at work, their judgments about status in their organizational lives, and the extent to which their work organizations constitute an important part of how they think and feel about themselves.
Professor Blader has published his research in many of the leading organizational and psychology journals, including Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. In addition, Professor Blader has published two books, Identity and the Modern Organization (with C. Bartel & A. Wrzesniewski) and Cooperation in Groups (with Tom Tyler).
Diana Hyde is a Director of the Office of Student Engagement. In this role, she is responsible for providing programs and services focused on student leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and community building. She works closely with club leadership, as well as student government for both the full time and Langone populations. Much of her focus is on building strong relationships with students and staff while collaborating on a number of school-wide events and projects.
Prior to Stern, she was Executive Director of Minds Matter of New York, a college access nonprofit that serves high-achieving, low-income high school students. Diana’s previous work includes serving as a Vice President and Private Banker at various banking institutions, including US Trust and Bank of New York. She is expected to receive her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Stern in 2017. She has her Master’s Degree in Policy, Organization and Leadership studies from Stanford University and her B.A. in Economics from Trinity College. In her spare time, she has been a volunteer for Minds Matter since 2001. Originally from Kansas City, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys running, cooking and traveling.
Nathan Pettit joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in 2011.
Professor Pettit’s research focuses on the behavioral consequences of experiencing and desiring status. Specifically, he examines the conditions under which drives to maintain and attain status can either help or harm individuals’ personal well-being and group performance. His work has been published in multiple management and psychology journals as well as featured in various media outlets.
Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Pettit taught a class entitled “Leading Teams” at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Outside of academia, Professor Pettit has served as an external consultant focusing on issues of team dynamics and employee performance for multiple organizations.
Nathan received his B.S. in Statistics, his M.P.S. in Statistics and his Ph.D. in Management from Cornell University. He received his M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.
Jamie Tobias is the Executive Director in the Office of Student Engagement at New York University’s Stern School of Business. In this role, Jamie is responsible for Stern’s experiential and international programs which are designed to deliver transformative educational opportunities for students beyond the traditional classroom. Stern’s full-time orientation program (LAUNCH), the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC), Doing Business in (DBi), Stern Signature Projects, study abroad and Stern Board Fellows are just a few of the programs which Jamie oversees to help inspire and enable Stern MBAs to broaden their perspective and explore their potential to create value for the world through business.
Prior to joining Stern in January of 2010, Jamie spent 3 years as Vice President of Business Development for Marquis Jet Partners (now NetJets), a leading private aviation firm. Before joining Marquis Jet, Jamie held various positions at American Express managing large strategic partnerships, culminating with the launch of American Express’ first bank card issuing relationship in the U.S., Bank of America (legacy MBNA).
Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld
Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld is the Andre J. L. Koo Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her teaching and research interests focus on the management of organizational change. She has examined organizations in various industries (e.g., banking, technology, telecommunications, public utilities) undergoing downsizing, restructuring and reengineering programs, exploring how to maintain the productivity and commitment of remaining employees. She also studies virtual work and telecommuting initiatives, online communities and the careers of top executives and directors.
Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, as well as manager-oriented journals such as Harvard Business Review. She serves as a Senior Editor of the journal Organization Science, and she has been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on television and radio programs such as Good Morning America.
Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison
Elizabeth Wolfe Morrison is a Professor in the Management and Organizations Department, the ITT Harold Geneen Professor in Creative Management, and the Vice Dean of Faculty at the Stern School. She teaches courses in the areas of Leadership and Negotiation/Conflict Resolution in Stern’s MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs.
As a researcher, Professor Morrison is interested in the various ways in which employees behave proactively at work, the conditions that motivate and enable such behavior, and how proactive behavior facilitates career success and improves organizational effectiveness. She is also interested in employee voice and silence, and in particular, the reasons why employees are often reluctant to speak up about problems and concerns, and how organizations can create climates more open to employee input. She has won several awards for her research, and has published it in a wide range of journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management and as Associate Editor for Academy of Management Journal.
Dolly Chugh is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organizations Department at New York University Stern School of Business. She teaches the “Leadership in Organizations” and “Collaboration, Conflict, and Negotiations” courses to MBA students.
Dolly Chugh’s research focuses on the psychological constraints on the quality of decision-making with ethical import, a phenomenon known as “bounded ethicality” (Chugh, Banaji, and Bazerman, 2005). She is particularly interested in unintentional forms of unethical behavior. Dolly has written on these topics in Psychological Science,Harvard Business Review, Social Justice Research, The American Economic Review, and The Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Media coverage of her research includesForbes, the Washington Post, CosmoGirl, The New York Times, the Economist, Huffington Post, the Financial Times, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.