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James Hunt

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

James M. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, where he teaches leadership, entrepreneurship and career management and development. He is a Faculty Director of Babson Executive Educations Leadership and Influence Program. He lead the design team for Babson’s Managerial Assessment and Development Course in the Fast Track MBA Program, he designed and co-founded Babson’s Coaching Inside the Organization Program at Babson Executive Education and also co-founded and co-Faculty Directed Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. James has held the Charles Barton and Charles McCarthy Term Chairs during his career at Babson. In 2009 James was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Teaching in All Programs. In 2003 he was a co-recipient of the first Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service. James’ research focuses on personal and leadership development, the creative career and personal sustainability and systems thinking in career management. He is also engaged in research and course material development utilizing the latest digital technologies in the area of sustainability, the environment and entrepreneurship. James has been the co-author of three books, including the best seller, The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business now in it’s second edition, as well as The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders and the Executive Coaching Handbook. His co-authored paper, “Learning Developmental Coaching,” (Journal of Management Education, 2004), received the “Best Paper in Management Development Award” from the Academy of Management in 1999. James has consulted with numerous organizations throughout the United States including Bose Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Genzyme and Children’s Hospital. He is a committed environmentalist and environmental photographer. James lives in Worcester with his wife Chris.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Boston University School of Management
  • MS, Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Interests

Management and Organizational Behavior; Executive Coaching and Developmental Coaching; Leadership; Leadership Development; Strategic Human Resource Management; Talent Management; Career Management

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - Deshpande Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship, Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
  • 2006 - Charles C. Barton Term Chair, Babson College
  • 2003 - Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service, Alumni Association
  • 2003 - Honorable mention for paper reviews
  • 2002 - Best reviewer award from the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Management Consulting Division
  • 1999 - Best Paper in Management Development, Academy of Management
  • 1999 - Finalist in the Decision Sciences Institute Best Case Studies Award Competition, Decision Sciences Institute
  • 1997 - Charles E. McCarthy Term Chair, Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • FME 1001: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • MOB 3512: LEADERSHIP

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2015). 4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching (https://hbr.org/2015/05/4-reasons-managers-should-spend-more-time-on-coaching). Harvard Business Review link
  • Hunt, J.M. (2010). Organizational Coaching and the Employee Assistance Professional. Journal of Employee Assistance Professionals, 40(1), 8 - 10.
  • Hunt, J.M., Schlosser, B., Steinbrenner, D., Kumata, E. (2006). The coaching impact study: Measuring the value of executive coaching. International Journal of Coaching in Organizations(3), 8 – 26.
  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2004). Learning Developmental Coaching. Journal of Management Education, 28(1), 39-61.
  • Hunt, J.M. (2004). Make Informal Coaching Part of Your Routine. Healthcare Executive(May/June), 38.
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J. (2004). The coaching organization: Building a Learning Culture. Insights(Fall), pp. 26 - 29.
  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2004). The Coaching Organization: Building a Learning Culture. Insights Magazine
  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2003). The Coaching Manager: Myths and Possibilities. Insights Magazine
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J. (2002). How coaching can enhance your brand as a manager. Journal of Organizational Excellence(February)
  • Landry, E.M., Hunt, J.M., Rao, J.A. (2000). Using Performance Excellence Programs to Create a Strategic Revolution in the Firm. Journal of Innovative Management, 1-12.
  • Hunt, J.M., Rao, J., Landry, E. (2000). Using Performance Excellence Programs to Create a Strategic Revolution in the Firm.. Journal of Innovation Management(December), 63 – 74.
  • Hunt, J.M., Handler, W. (1999). The Practices of Effective Family Firm Leaders. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship(December)
  • Hunt, J.M., McCollom, M. (1994). Methodological Problems in the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations. Journal of Consulting Psychology, 46(2), 1-11.

Books

  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J.R. (in press). The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business, Third Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishing link
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J.R. (2011). The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2007). The Coaching Organization A Strategy for Developing Leaders: Sage Publications, Inc
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J. (2006). The Coaching Organization. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications
  • Hunt, J.M., Ennis, S., Goodman, R., Hodgetts, W., Otto, J., Stern, L., Yahanda, N., Vitti, M. (2004). The Executive Coaching Handbook
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J. (2002). The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications

Articles

  • Hunt, J.M., Levin, S. (2004, ) On becoming a coaching manager. Pfizer Corporation Global Coaching Newsletter, pp. 1 - 6

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Landry, E.M., Hunt, J.M., Rao, J.A. (1998). KomTek (A), (B), and (C). Babson College Case Development Center,
  • Landry, E.M., Hunt, J.M., Rao, J.A. (1998). Teaching Note for KomTek (A), (B), (C). Babson College Case Development ,

Book Chapters

  • Manwaring, M.M., Greenberg, D., Hunt, J.M. (in press). Walking the Talk: Empowering Undergraduate Business Students to Act on Their Values. In Roz Sunley and Jennifer S.A. Leigh (Ed.), Putting the E in PRME: Pedagogy for Responsible Management Education. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing
  • Hunt, J.M., Greenberg, D. (2015). FME: Linking Self in Context through the Integration of Organizational Behavior. . In V. Crittenden, K. Esper, N. Karst, & R Slegers; You do not have access to modify this field.V. Crittenden, K. Esper, N. Karst, & R Slegers (Ed.), Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Derby: Emerald Publishing
  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Herbert-Maccaro, K. (2011). Learning from and Leveraging Self-Awareness. In Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet, and H. James Wilson (Ed.), The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Will Shape Social and Economic Opportunity . San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Weintraub, J.R., Hunt, J.M. (2007). The Manager’s Guide to Coaching and Delivering Feedback to the College Intern. In Richard Bottner and Sean Janson (Ed.), Total Internship Management: The Employer's Guide to Building the Ultimate Internship Program.: Intern Bridge, Inc
  • Hunt, J.M. (2004). Successful Executive Coaching from the Consumer’s Perspective.Creative Consulting: Research in Management Consulting. Greenwich, CT: IAP Press
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J. (2002). Executive Coaching as the Intervention of Choice for Derailing Executives: Some Unanswered Questions. In A. Buono (Ed.), Research in Management Consulting. Greenwich, CT: IAP Press
  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J., Brown, W., Schiffman, S., Bosse, C. (1998). Listening to the Customer: External Assessment of Competencies at Babson College. In Evers, F., Rush, J., & Berdrow, I. (Ed.), The Bases of Competence, Skills for Lifelong Learning and Employability. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Others

  • Hunt, J.M., Weintraub, J.R. (in press). The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business, Third Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publishing link
  • Manwaring, M.M., Greenberg, D., Hunt, J.M. (in press). Walking the Talk: Empowering Undergraduate Business Students to Act on Their Values. Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing
  • Landry, E.M., Hunt, J.M., Rao, J.A. (1999). KomTek: A Study in Innovation
  • Hunt, J.M., Donnellon, A., Samulka, C. (1998). Lucent Technologies Financial Leadership Development Program: Measures of Success

Presentations

  • GVV in Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship
    Hunt, J., Greenberg, D., Murphy, W., Schlesinger, P. GVV in Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship Giving Voice to Values Faculty Convening, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Organizational Behavior in the First Year
    Greenberg, D., Hunt, J., Foray, J. Organizational Behavior in the First Year Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Asheville, NC (2013)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum
    Hunt, J., Langowitz, N., Rollag, K., Hebert-Maccaro , K. Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators , Charleston, SC (2009)

  • Weintraub, J., Hunt, J. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Babson College (2008)
  • What Business Leaders Want from Management Educators
    Hunt, J., Ferrie, J., Atkins, A., Arsenault, L. What Business Leaders Want from Management Educators Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Undisclosed (2008)
  • The Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program and the Capstone Assessment
    Hunt, J. The Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program and the Capstone Assessment New England Association of Schools and Colleges Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (2007)
  • The Competencies of the Executive Coach
    Hunt, J. The Competencies of the Executive Coach The Conference Board Executive Coaching Conference, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Coaching Impact: Identifying Individual and Organizational Outcomes of Coaching
    Hunt, J., Steinbrenner, D., Gentry, C., Kumata, E., Schlosser, B. Coaching Impact: Identifying Individual and Organizational Outcomes of Coaching Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (2005)
  • ROI in Coaching
    Hunt, J. ROI in Coaching Human Resource Planning Society Symposia, Undisclosed (2005)
  • Fundamentals of Effective Coaching: Developing Talent in Your Organization
    Weintraub, J., Hunt, J. Fundamentals of Effective Coaching: Developing Talent in Your Organization Professional Development Seminar Series(2005)
  • Toward an organizational theory of executive coaching
    Hunt, J. Toward an organizational theory of executive coaching Academy of Management Annual Convention, Undisclosed (2004)
  • Why managers don’t coach and what to do about it
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Why managers don’t coach and what to do about it Northeast Human Resource Association Annual Convention, Undisclosed (2003)
  • Undisclosed
    Hunt, J. Undisclosed UMass Memorial Health System Leadership Forum, Undisclosed (2003)

  • Weintraub, J., Hunt, J. Why Managers Don’t Coach and What to Do About it: Lessons from 2,500 Coaching Managers, Providence, RI (2003)
  • Executive Coaching Update
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Executive Coaching Update Academy of Management Annual Convention, Undisclosed (2003)
  • The State of the Art in Executive Coaching
    Weintraub, J., Hunt, J. The State of the Art in Executive Coaching , Seattle, WA (2003)
  • Mentoring for Women’s Leadership: A Replicable Model
    Langowitz, N., Blackwell, T., Hunt, J., Greenberg, D. Mentoring for Women’s Leadership: A Replicable Model American Association of University Women Conference(2003)
  • Building Coaching From the Inside: Can Managers Really Be Effective Coaches? Can Learning Take Place Between Peers?
    Weintraub, J., Hunt, J., Strei, K. Building Coaching From the Inside: Can Managers Really Be Effective Coaches? Can Learning Take Place Between Peers? Conference on Coaching for Business Results, New York (2003)
  • Fundamentals of Effective Coaching: Developing Talent in Your Organization
    Weintraub, J., Hunt, J. Fundamentals of Effective Coaching: Developing Talent in Your Organization Professional Development Seminar Series(2003)
  • Using experiential learning to get managers coaching
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Using experiential learning to get managers coaching Linkage Conference on Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring,, Undisclosed (2002)
  • Executive Coaching Skills
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Executive Coaching Skills Academy of Management Annual Convention, Undisclosed (2002)
  • Executive Coaching
    Hunt, J. Executive Coaching Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management for the Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (2002)
  • A Theory of Action Analysis of Executive Coaching
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. A Theory of Action Analysis of Executive Coaching Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management for the Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (2001)
  • A symposium on the use of teams in management curricula at which I described the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program at Babson College
    Hunt, J. A symposium on the use of teams in management curricula at which I described the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program at Babson College Symposium on Team Learning, Boston University (2001)
  • Undisclosed
    Hunt, J. Undisclosed Symposium for the faculty of the Schools of Management at Ryerson, on competency based education efforts, Toronto, Canada (2001)
  • What Managers Learn from Coaching
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. What Managers Learn from Coaching Undisclosed, Undisclosed (2001)
  • Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Annual Undergraduate Program's Conference of the Association of Accredited Colleges and Schools of Business, Undisclosed (2001)
  • Organizational Leadership and Shame
    Hunt, J. Organizational Leadership and Shame Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, Undisclosed (2000)
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurial Behavior in the Next Generation of Self-Described Family Owned Businesses
    Hunt, J. Leadership and Entrepreneurial Behavior in the Next Generation of Self-Described Family Owned Businesses Babson-Kaufman Conference on Research in Entrepreneurship, Undisclosed (2000)
  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Tasks of Leadership Development
    Hunt, J. Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Tasks of Leadership Development Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, Undisclosed (1999)
  • Learning Developmental Coaching Through Experience
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Learning Developmental Coaching Through Experience Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Undisclosed (1999)
  • Strategic Competitiveness and Strategic Leadership in Family Firms
    Hunt, J. Strategic Competitiveness and Strategic Leadership in Family Firms Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Undisclosed (1999)
  • Leveraging Competency Based Educational Reform
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J. Leveraging Competency Based Educational Reform Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economic Society, Undisclosed (1998)
  • Toward a Competency Model of Family Firm Leadership
    Hunt, J. Toward a Competency Model of Family Firm Leadership Annual Meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship , Undisclosed (1998)
  • Toward a Competency Model of Family Firm Leadership
    Hunt, J. Toward a Competency Model of Family Firm Leadership United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (1998)
  • Competency Based Institutional Reform: The Development of External Competency Assessment at Babson College
    Hunt, J., Weintraub, J., Brown, W., Schiffman, S., Bosse, C. Competency Based Institutional Reform: The Development of External Competency Assessment at Babson College Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Undisclosed (1997)
  • Making a Space for the Family: The Ambivalence of Group Life and the Work/Family Dilemma of the Executive
    Hunt, J. Making a Space for the Family: The Ambivalence of Group Life and the Work/Family Dilemma of the Executive Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations, Undisclosed (1997)
  • Competency Based Institutional Reform: The Development of External Competency Assessment at Babson College
    Hunt, J., Schiffman , S., Bosse, C. Competency Based Institutional Reform: The Development of External Competency Assessment at Babson College Undisclosed, Undisclosed (1997)
  • Integrating Family Strategic Planning into Family Business Planning
    Hunt, J., Handler, W. Integrating Family Strategic Planning into Family Business Planning Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Cincinnati (1996)