Lipton, Mark


Mark  Lipton
PhD, Organization Theory and Behavior, School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Professor of Management, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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Areas of Expertise:
Leadership transitions, leadership failures, leadership development, executive coaching; Entrepreneurial failure and the “dark side” of entrepreneurs, dysfunctional characteristics of entrepreneurs; “Dark side” of non-profit founders; Management fads – debunking; Organizational change strategies; Nonprofit board governance and leadership; Corporate strategy (specifically how ‘vision’ drives sustainable growth)
Mark Lipton’s clients range from publicly owned global corporations to nonprofits and international NGOs to public-sector governmental systems at the city, state, and federal levels. Diverse clients to whom he has recently provided consulting support include (but are not limited to) Google, Deloitte, JetBlue, DE Shaw, Citibank, Landor Associates, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Ford Foundation, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Programme, CARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Thoracic Society, the American Heart Association, Statkraft (Norway), and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Lipton has also designed leadership development programs for regional and foreign governments, corporations, and large nonprofit organizations. He has served in senior management roles in both the public and the private sector. Mr. Lipton currently serves on the boards of several nonprofits and is chairman of the board of Isabella Geriatric Center, one of New York State’s largest (800-bed) continuum-of-care institutions.
Courses Taught:
  • Laboratory in Group Process, Facilitation and Intervention
  • Managerial Challenges
  • Advanced Seminar in Organization Change Management
  • Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship
Recent Publications:

Guiding Growth: How Vision Keeps Companies on Course, Harvard Business School Press (2003)

“Walking the Talk: Why Visions Fail,” Ivey Business Journal (January–February 2004)

“Demystifying the Development of an Organizational Vision,” Sloan Management Review (Summer 1996)


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