Eric J. McNulty, MA

Associate Director, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Eric J. McNulty holds an appointment as Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His work centers on leadership in high-stakes, high-stress situations. In 2019, he co-authored a book based on meta-leadership, the core leadership framework of the group’s curriculum: You’re It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most (PublicAffairs, 2019). He teaches in graduate-level courses on leadership, conflict resolution, and negotiation at Harvard and in executive education courses there and at MIT and other leading institutions. He speaks to executive audiences worldwide.

He is 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). He is author of the e-books Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader (O’Reilly/Safari, 2015) and Three Critical Shifts in Thinking for the Evolving Leader (O’Reilly, 2015). McNulty is the principal author of case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response Hurricane Sandy and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response drawing upon his firsthand research as well as extensive interviews with leaders involved in the responses. He has written multiple articles for the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Sloan Management Review, and Strategy+Business, among others. His HBR cases have been anthologized through the HBR paperback series and have been used in business education curricula in the United States and as far away as France and the Philippines.