Homa Bahrami

Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
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"In today’s fluid world, the essential leadership quality is continual adaptability to new realities. This is called Superflexibility."

Dr. Homa Bahrami is the Faculty Director for the New Manager Boot Camp for Engineers & Scientists, Boot Camp for Experienced Leaders, and several custom programs for leading global and technology companies including Adobe, Statoil, Visa, Plantronics, and Cepheid.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Management & Organization Group, and an international educator, advisor, board member and author, specializing in enterprise flexibility and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries.

She is the co-author of a major textbook (with Harold Leavitt, Stanford University) "Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations", published by the University of Chicago Press, and translated into many languages. Her latest book “Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises”, (second edition published by Springer, co-authored with Stuart Evans, Carnegie Mellon University) focuses on practical approaches for strategizing, organizing and leading knowledge enterprises, based on their collective experience and field research on dynamic adaptation and enterprise flexibility in Silicon Valley.

Homa serves on the Boards of Directors of two public technology companies where she is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, and chairs the Governance Committee. She works with Boards and executive teams on enterprise transformation, team alignment, leadership development, organizing for flexibility & agility, and addressing scaling & growth challenges in tech companies.

Homa Bahrami serves as Faculty Director for the following Custom Programs:
Adobe Alumni Program
Avaya Global Management Development Program
Boot Camp for Haas Unit Leaders
Cepheid Director's Global Leadership Program
Cepheid Global Leadership Development Program
Cepheid New Manager Boot Camp Program
HR Strategy Forum
Leading Change at Deckers Brands Program
Leading @Adobe Program
Plantronics Management Development Program
Statoil PE Program - Cohort 7
Statoil Project Director Academy Program
Superflexibility Program
Technicolor
Total SA Leadership Program
Visa Women's Leadership Diversity Program
Visa's Executive Edge Program

 

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Academic Background 

PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University, United Kingdom

MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University, United Kingdom

BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University, , United Kingdom

Publications & Media

Videos 

Homa Bahrami: Lessons From Silicon Valley

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Ways Leaders Can Improve Team Performance

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A Look Inside the New Manager Boot Camp

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Boot Camp for Experienced Leaders

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Bahrami: 3 Modes of Adaptation

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Advice to Leaders

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InterMune Case Study Trailer

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UCSF Diabetes Center Case Study Trailer

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Books 

Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation

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Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations

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Papers & Articles 

Super-Flexibility & Thriving in a World of Constant Change

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Effective Leaders Learn to Change It Up

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Silicon Valley Adaptation Modes

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Tools to Diagnose Team Health

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Strategic Management in High-Technology Firms: An Exploratory Study

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Super-Flexibility for Real-Time Adaptation: Perspectives from Silicon Valley

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People Operations at Mozilla Corporation: Scaling a Peer-to-Peer Global Community

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Flexibility at Genentech: Berkeley/Haas Case Series

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Awards & Honors 
  • Winner of the Berkeley-Haas best case award, “People Operations at Mozilla Corporation: Scaling a Global Peer-Peer Community”, 2014
  • Member of the Editorial Board: California Management Review
  • Member of the Steering Committee, UCSF HEAL Initiative
  • Member of the Editorial Board: EurAsian Journal of Leadership
  • Member of the Board: Haas Center for Teaching Excellence, 2010-2014
Academic Background 

PhD, Organizational Behavior, Aston University, United Kingdom

MSc, Industrial Administration, Aston University, United Kingdom

BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration, Hull University, , United Kingdom

Publications & Media

Videos 

Homa Bahrami: Lessons From Silicon Valley

WATCH VIDEO

Ways Leaders Can Improve Team Performance

WATCH VIDEO

A Look Inside the New Manager Boot Camp

WATCH VIDEO

Boot Camp for Experienced Leaders

WATCH VIDEO

Bahrami: 3 Modes of Adaptation

WATCH VIDEO

Advice to Leaders

WATCH VIDEO

InterMune Case Study Trailer

WATCH VIDEO

UCSF Diabetes Center Case Study Trailer

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation

VIEW BOOK

Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Super-Flexibility & Thriving in a World of Constant Change

VIEW PAPER

Effective Leaders Learn to Change It Up

VIEW PAPER

Silicon Valley Adaptation Modes

VIEW PAPER

Tools to Diagnose Team Health

VIEW PAPER

Strategic Management in High-Technology Firms: An Exploratory Study

VIEW PAPER

Super-Flexibility for Real-Time Adaptation: Perspectives from Silicon Valley

VIEW PAPER

People Operations at Mozilla Corporation: Scaling a Peer-to-Peer Global Community

VIEW PAPER

Flexibility at Genentech: Berkeley/Haas Case Series

VIEW PAPER
VIEW MORE