Dr. Eugene B. Kogan is an award-winning Harvard thought leader and keynote speaker on power strategies in negotiation and leadership. He is the Principal & Managing Director of Kogan Global Advisory LLC & teaches at Harvard Division of Continuing Education, Professional & Executive Development Programs. Dr. Kogan served for five years as the inaugural Research and Executive Director of Harvard University’s American Secretaries of State Project, which aimed to crystallize diplomatic leadership lessons from 50 years of diplomacy by U.S. Secretaries of State, from William Rogers (1968) to Rex Tillerson (2018).  In this capacity, he served as one of the principal researchers for Kissinger the Negotiator: Lessons from Dealmaking at the Highest Level (HarperCollins 2018).

For over 15 years, Dr. Kogan has been enabling thousands of executives worldwide to make strategic choices during pivotal moments. With insights grounded in rigorous research—including a co-authored book, Mediation: Negotiation by Other Moves (Wiley 2021)—and firsthand learning from masters of the craft like Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice & Colin Powell, Dr. Kogan offers tailored approaches to cultivate resilient, forward-thinking leadership cultures that thrive on challenges and embrace change, thereby adding substantial value to C-suite leadership, deal-making and strategic execution.

Through a combination of executive coaching & group training—in English, French & Russian—he has assisted in the development of public- & private-sector executives as well as high-performance teams in the United States, Asia & the Middle East. As an Executive Coach at Harvard Business School, he counseled city mayors in Eastern and Western Europe on innovative approaches to team management and external communication amid COVID and unprecedented migration challenges. Dr. Kogan also helped a healthcare startup navigate delicate conversations among senior team members. He earned a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Kogan also has executive education certifications in negotiation, mediation & leadership from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.

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