Dr. Thomas Kolditz
Transition to Success: A Veteran Leadership Case Study
Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, PhD
Thursday, November 05, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tom Kolditz is the founding Director, Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, named top university leader development program in 2019 by the Association of Leadership Educators. Prior to founding the Institute, he designed the Leader Development Program at the Yale School of Management, teaching at Yale for 4 years, and chaired the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at West Point for 12 years. Brigadier General Kolditz has more than 35 years in leadership positions on four continents, and received the Distinguished Service Medal, the Army’s highest award for service. He is an Army War College gradute, a graduate of the prestigious School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), and is Airborne, Air Assault, and Military Free Fall (HALO) qualified. He served overseas in Germany, Korea, and Iraq. He has published more than 60 articles and book chapters to date, including in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the proceedings of the World Economic Forum, and is the author of In Extremis Leadership: Leading as if Your Life Depended on It. In 2017, he received the prestigious Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership, a distinction shared by noteworthy leaders including Howard Schultz, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Bill George. Commissioned through Army ROTC, he holds a BA from Vanderbilt University, three master’s degrees, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Missouri.