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Colin M. Fisher is a scholar, author, and teacher of team leadership and creativity. As an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University’s School of Management, Colin teaches executives, MBAs, and undergraduates about leading teams that foster creativity, learning, and effective decision-making. He was recently awarded Boston University’s Peter Paul Career Development Professorship for outstanding early-career faculty. Colin’s research examines both how people read and respond to new collaborative situations, and how temporal dynamics affect group processes and outcomes in three areas: (1) team leadership and coaching, (2) creativity and improvisation, and (3) group decision-making and negotiations. His research has been published in numerous scholarly journals and book chapters, and has been honored with the Academy of Management’s Newman Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (2010), the State Farm Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award (2008) and the Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division’s Best Symposium Award (2012). Colin received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Social Psychology from Harvard University/Harvard Business School. He also studied improvisation in the arts at New York University (M.A.) and jazz trumpet at New England Conservatory of Music (B.Mus.). In his work as a professional jazz trumpet player, Colin was a long-time member of Either/Orchestra (1998-2006), with whom he toured the U.S., Europe, and Africa and recorded several critically-acclaimed albums.
Ph D, Harvard University, Organizational Behavior, 2010.
AM, Harvard University, Social Psychology, 2007.
MA, New York University, Improvisation, 2002.
Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Jazz Trumpet, 2000.
GSM OB847 F1
Managing High Performance Teams and Groups