Handpicked Thought Leaders

Below is a representative sample of our esteemed faculty:


Matthew J. Slaughter
Professor Slaughter is Associate Dean and Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization, particularly the global operations of multinational firms. From 2005 to 2007, Slaughter served on the Council of Economic Advisers, advising the President of the United States and his cabinet on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. His ideas have been widely featured in Business Week, The Economist, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and CNBC’s Closing Bell.


Ella L.J. Bell Smith
Ella L.J. Bell Smith is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. In addition to teaching in Tuck’s MBA and executive education programs, Professor Smith is the founder and president of ASCENT: Leading Multicultural Women to the Top, a nonprofit organization committed to professional development and career advancement. Working in the field of organizational behavior and organizational change, she is one of the leading experts in the management of race, gender, and class in the workplace. She has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and to many public institutions. Professor Smith’s research interests focus on the career and life histories of professional women and she is currently studying issues of work/life balance. Her latest book Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape (Amistad, 2010) offers proven techniques for women wishing to advance their careers in the fast-changing corporate world.


Anja Langbein
As a consultant at THT, Anja Langbein is responsible for designing and delivering leadership development programs in cross-cultural business communication, team building and negotiation for Fortune 100 companies worldwide. She specializes in trainings focused on women in leadership, as well as country-specific cultural programs. Born and raised in the former East Germany, Anja has worked with a wide range of international clients, such as Gillette, Siemens, IBM, Philips, Texas Instruments, American Express, Novo Nordisk, Lafarge and General Motors. Her engaging style and interactive personality make her an energetic and sought-after teacher and speaker.


Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority on helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior – for themselves, their people and their teams. He has worked with over 120 major CEOs and their management teams. His book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, is a New York Times best seller and a Wall Street Journal #1 business book. He has been recognized by Forbes as one of the 15 most influential thought leaders in the world, and by Fast Company as America’s preeminent executive coach. Goldsmith has been a volunteer teacher for U.S. Army generals, U.S. Navy admirals, Girl Scout executives, and the International and American Red Cross.