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."

Homa Bahrami is an international educator, advisor, board member and author, specializing in organizational flexibility, team alignment, and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Director at the Haas Center for Executive Education, and on the Board of the Haas Center for Teaching Excellence.

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) focuses on practical approaches for strategizing, organizing and leading knowledge workers based on their collective experience and field research in Silicon Valley during the past 30 years.

Homa serves on the Boards of Directors of two public technology companies and is active in executive education and executive development in the US, Europe, and Asia. She works with Boards and executive teams on strategic alignment, enterprise transformation, leadership development, complex re-organizations, acquisition integration, and governance challenges, and with HR and OD professionals on executive development and learning interventions. She is the Faculty Director for the New Manager Boot Camp for Scientists & Engineers, virtual courses on Leadership Re-Invention Studio, and several custom programs for leading global companies.

Homa also co-creates impactful custom programs for our corporate, government, and university partners.  

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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

Effective Leaders Learn to Change It Up

VIEW

Silicon Valley Adaptation Modes

VIEW

Tools to Diagnose Team Health

VIEW

Strategic Management in High-Technology Firms: An Exploratory Study

VIEW

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

VIEW

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

VIEW

Flexibility at Genentech: Berkeley/Haas Case Series

VIEW
VIEW MORE