This week we are talking to Eric McNulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard. We have had Eric on to speak about the NPLI; however today we are talking about the new book that has just been releases called You’re it.
Eric is an active writer, speaker, and educator on leadership and, in particular, leading through crisis, change, and turbulence. He holds an appointment as associate director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Eric teaches in numerous executive education and graduate-level courses at Harvard as well as at M.I.T and the University of California, San Diego. He speaks to executive audiences around the world about the challenges of leading in fast-moving, unpredictable circumstances.
Eric is co-author of the book, You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most (PublicAffairs, June 2019) and author of Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader (O’Reilly. 2015) and Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader (Safari, 2015). He is also the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Eric is a co-author of a chapter on meta-leadership in the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (2012) and many articles on leadership, decision-making, and negotiation.
Eric’s columns on leadership and management appear regularly at strategy+business, where he is a contributing editor. He seeks to stimulate honest conversations and return humanity to organizations. He has particular expertise in leading as a subject matter expert, whether a physician, engineer, or preparedness and response executive.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Lesley University.