About Jean Lipman-Blumen

Dr. Jean Lipman-Blumen is an expert on leadership, achieving styles, crisis management, "hot groups," organizational behavior, and gender roles. Lipman-Blumen is the Thornton F. Bradhshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Claremont Graduate University, and Director and Co-Founder of both CGU's Institute for Advanced Studies in Leadership and the privately-held Connective Leadership Institute (CLI), in Pasadena, California. Lipman-Blumen received her A.B. (English Literature) and A.M. (Sociology) degrees from Wellesley College, and her Ph.D. (Social Relations) from Harvard University, where she did her dissertation under Professor Talcott Parsons. Lipman-Blumen then spent two post-doctoral years completing her studies in mathematics, statistics, and computer science, the first at Carnegie Mellon University, under Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon, and the second at Stanford University. She was a Fellow-in-Residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1978-79.. Lipman-Blumen received the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. She also served as Assistant Director of the National Institute of Education and Special Adviser to the White House Domestic Policy Staff, in the Carter Administration. Lipman-Blumen has published seven books, three monographs, and more than 200 articles and book chapters on leadership, management, crisis management, gender, and public policy issues. Her book, The Connective Edge: Leading in an Interdependent World, (paperback - Connective Leadership: Managing in a Changing World), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Lipman-Blumen consults to numerous public and private sector organizations in the U.S. and abroad and serves on several editorial and other not-for-profit boards, including the International Leadership Association, Emerita, the Max DePree Leadership Center, and the Ernest Becker Foundation.

Another Successful CTS: Jan 6-8, 2016!

2016-01-17T15:28:30-08:00 January 16th, 2016|Homepage, News, Seminars|

Fifteen individuals from the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Ghana, and the U.S., participated in the introductory Connective Leadership Institute's Certification Training Seminar (CTS), at Caltech, in Pasadena, January 6-8th. The participants represented three sectors: higher education, non-profits, and for-profits. In this highly interactive seminar, led by Jean Lipman-Blumen and CLI Associates, the participants learned about [...]