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Michelle L. Buck

Clinical Professor of Leadership, Kellogg

Michelle is a Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She previously served as the School's first Director of Leadership Initiatives from 2006 to 2013, designing and coordinating opportunities for personal leadership development.​Her courses focus on the ways leaders maximize their performance and unleash their teams' potential by addressing 1) how self-reflection and awareness of one's identity, values, and purpose serve as foundations of effective leadership; and 2) how leaders engage and inspire others and set them up for success. She teaches modules on leadership narrative and storytelling, creating cultures of courageous conversations, and the dynamics of leading and following. She is committed to designing innovative learning experiences that transform lives by providing purpose, passion, and possibility.  ​Michelle has a PhD and MA in Social Psychology from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Michigan. 

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