HKS Faculty Webinar Series
This webinar aired on July 29, 2020

Are soft skills necessary in exercising leadership effectively? Hear how adaptive leadership techniques relating to communicating well, actively, empathically, and in ways that promote useful engagement are critical, especially during this current time. Watch “Power, Authority, and Voice in a Changing and Changed World: The Hard Case for Soft Skills COVID-19 and the Global Trading System” hosted by Professor Kimberlyn Leary.


Kimberlyn Leary

Kimberlyn Leary was a faculty affiliate at the Women and Public Policy Program and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. She is also an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Further, Leary serves as the executive director of the center of excellence in women’s mental health and of policy outreach at McLean Hospital. Leary served as an advisor to the White House during the Obama administration. As a Robert Wood Johnson health policy fellow, she helped launch the Advancing Equity initiative for the Obama White House Council on Women and Girls. She was also an advisor to the health division at White House Office of Management and Budget and senior policy advisor to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Currently, she is a senior vice president, managing research and program development across the Urban Institute.

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