Heidi K Gardner, PhD researches, teaches and speaks on topics related to leadership, collaboration and talent management in professional service firms. She is on the faculty at Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession.
Her work examines human capital development and deployment in professional service firms, investigating processes such as formal and informal mentoring, compensation and incentive systems, and formal assessment and promotion programs. Another current research project analyses the benefits and costs to firms and individuals of working collaboratively, and examines how leadership and organizational design support collaboration, innovation, and high-quality client service.
Professor Gardner has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, the Harvard Business Review and multiple books.