Tsedal Neeley is an award-winning professor in the Organization Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School.

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Tsedal Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh professor of business administration, senior associate dean of faculty development and research strategy and faculty chair of the Christensen Center for Teaching and Learning at the Harvard Business School. Recognized as one of Forbes's "Future of Work 50" and Business Insider's "100 people transforming business," her work focuses on how leaders can scale their organizations by developing and implementing global and digital strategies. She regularly advises top leaders who are embarking on virtual work and large-scale change that involves global expansion, digital transformation and becoming more agile.

Neeley is the co-author of the book The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms and AI (2022) which introduces the "30 percent rule," the minimum threshold that gives us just enough digital literacy to understand and take advantage of the digital threads woven into the fabric of our world. Her book Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere (2021) provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. And her book The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations (2019) chronicles the behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years. She has also published extensively in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of International Business, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review. Her HBS case, "Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems," is one of the most-used cases worldwide on virtual work.

Neeley leads popular online courses including "Remote Work Revolution for Everyone" and "Leading in a Remote Environment" (with Ronald Heifetz). She also co-chairs the executive offering "Leading Global Businesses" which helps top leaders develop emerging and mature market strategies. She teaches extensively in executive programs such as the Harvard Business Analytics Program and was previously the course head for the first-year required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course in the MBA program that focuses on how to lead effectively.

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