Phyllis Schlesinger

Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

Phyllis Schlesinger has worked as an Organizational Behavior specialist in a variety of organizations.

For most of her career, she was on the faculty at Babson College, where she taught courses in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design and Change at the graduate and undergraduate level. She was actively involved in College governance as a Program Coordinator, where she worked intensely with all MBA faculty on program delivery. She was an active participant in curriculum development for Babson, both in the design and delivery of the MBA program, and in the development of a team-oriented required core undergraduate course on management and entrepreneurship.

As Senior Lecturer in Management and Human Resources at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, she served as Director of the Fisher Leadership and Team Development initiative. She collaborated with faculty and local business executives to bring more leadership development activities into the MBA curriculum. In addition, she taught MBA courses on Teams and Leaders in High Performing Organizations, Self Assessment and Career Development, and Power and Influence. She also was involved in the design and delivery of Fisher College Executive Education programs in Leadership, Organizational Change, and Six Sigma Training.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, she has been a consultant to organizations on teamwork and team process, assisted with major organizational change initiatives, and coached high potentials in organizations.

Phyllis holds an Ed D from Boston University, an MST from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and an AB degree from Brown University.