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Jef Connor provides organizational and leadership development for leaders in a wide range of organizations. Most recently his primary work has been with the US Intelligence Community for whom he has written several internal case studies and delivers executive education. He is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service/Security Studies Program where he has co-directed the National Security Critical Issue Task Force (NSCITF), which has conducted research on Lone Wolf Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, and Insider Threat. For more than twenty years he was a Lecturer on Organizational Behavior at Harvard Medical School and the Graduate School of Education where he co-taught a seminar on Organizational Diagnosis.
He has published several papers and case studies on leadership and organizational behavior. Topics have included the July 2008 hostage rescue in Colombia, an analysis of NASA’s organizational issues related to the Columbia Shuttle disaster, a case study on the death of a five year old at Boston’s Children’s Hospital (published by Harvard Business School Press). He wrote an in-depth teaching case, commissioned by U.S. Army G-38 (EOD), on the loss of four soldiers in an IED incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan in May 2013.
Jef received a master’s degree in psychology from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in administration, policy, and research at Brandeis University.
He is also a guitar and furniture builder.