Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

Dr. Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld is the associate dean of the Yale School of Management and founder of its Chief Executive Leadership Institute in Atlanta. He has more than 25 years of experience studying management performance and CEO leadership. His research has been published in 80 scholarly articles, which have appeared in leading management academic journals such as The Harvard Business Review, Administrative Sciences Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations and Human Resource Management. He has also authored five books; his work is regularly cited in Fortune, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, The Washington Post and the television programs "60 Minutes," "The Today Show," "Nightline," "Good Morning America," CNN's "Crossfire" and "Talkback Live" and CNBC's "Power Lunch." He is a member of's Board of Directors. He received an A.B. from Harvard College and a M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Recent Articles By The Author

Opinion: If You're So Rich, Why Aren't You Smart?

The false link between salary and intelligence, or creativity and intelligence, is at the heart of the debate over President Obama's bold proposal to cap the salaries of the leaders of firms receiving massive taxpayer bailouts so their companies can stay alive.

Pay-Fight Foes Blow Hot Air

Verizon is a case of good governance run amok.

Mismatching SOX

The leaders hammering Sarbanes-Oxley would do well to look at past statements.

This Time, the Fallen Corporate Icons Have Gatsbyesque Roots

What does it mean for the American Dream that Ebbers, Kozlowski and Lay were middle-class strivers?