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Jeff Hull

  • Highly sought-after Executive Coach & Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School

Jeff Hull Biography

I have been an executive coach and organizational psychologist for over twenty years — but I think of myself more as an organizational anthropologist: I am always on the lookout for the patterns, the shifts the undercurrents of change that our places of work experience on a daily basis. I work with all kinds of leaders — young and not-young, C-suite and CEO to first line manager — and my passion is helping every one of my clients unleash their full potential as a leader no matter where they sit.

In spite of what we see in the politically charged 24-hour news cycle with autocratic leaders rising into power in many countries, I actually see a quiet revolution on the leadership landscape that is taking us in a completely different direction — away from authoritarian, top down alpha style leadership more towards a collaborative, inclusive, partnering approach to leading — where the goal is not just to drive to a result, but to generate the best ideas and leverage the creativity of everyone.

Jeffrey Hull, Ph.D. is an author, educator and consultant with over twenty years experience partnering with C-suite executives on issues of high performance leadership, change management, organizational strategy, structure and culture. Dr. Hull is a highly sought-after facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach to both non-profit and for-profit global organizations.

Dr. Hull is Director of Education & Business Development at the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. He is also a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct professor of leadership at New York University.

Jeff Hull Photo

Jeff Hull

  • Highly sought-after Executive Coach & Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School

Alpha to Beta and Back: Coaching the Post-Heroic Leader

Session length: 90 minutes

2020-04-09T09:00:00-04:00 Thursday, April 9th 9:00 EDT

Current research on transformational leadership points to the emergence of a paradigm shift in what is considered "effective" leadership.  With the flattening of hierarchies, the explosion of diversity and the evolution towards virtual, networked organizations, a new type of leader is emergent: the "beta"—or post-heroic—leader.

In this session, Dr. Jeffrey Hull will review the evidence-based research underpinning this revolution and share a leadership assessment/coaching model developed to help coaches support leaders who are grappling with this sea-change in what it means to lead.

Participants will learn:

  • Introduction to a leadership development theory known as “post-heroic leadership”.
  • How the “age of convergence” –of time zones, cultures & demographics will impact the disruptive nature of leadership and how coaching leaders need to change as a result.
  • How to utilize strength-based coaching as a primary intervention in support of the developmental path towards a post-heroic perspective.

Key Learning Takeaways

  1. The fundamental changes in leadership theory that impacts the way coaches view their roles.
  2. Why a strengths-based approach to coaching is an imperative and psychometric personality assessment may be detrimental to successful coaching.
  3. The benefits and dangers of focusing on either goal and/or habits in working with clients/leaders.