Heidi Brooks teaches and advises on the subject of everyday leadership: the everyday micro-moments of impact that shape our lived experiences. Creating more courageous communities—especially within organizations—is a particular passion of hers. Dr. Brooks specializes in large-scale culture change projects focused on individual and collective leadership effectiveness in organizations.
Interpersonal Dynamics, the MBA elective she has taught for 15 years, is one of the courses most in demand at Yale School of Management. Dr. Brooks pioneered the Everyday Leadership course at SOM, where she first taught the Principles of Everyday Leadership. She has also taught Emotional Intelligence, Power & Politics, Managing Teams and Groups, and Coaching Skills for Managers. Dr. Brooks received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She is a lifelong experiential learner; you can find her as a student in classrooms as far-ranging as improvisational theater and immersion language lessons.
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“The No. 1 perk that will bring Gen Z and millennials into the office, according to Microsoft” CNBC, September 30, 2022
“Leadership Lessons from Retiring Tennis Star Serena Williams,” Forbes, August 20, 2022
“A New Work Anxiety: Will I be penalized for working from home?” NPR Morning Edition, August 18, 2022
“Empathy: A CIO’s force multiplier,” CIO, April 29, 2022