Dr. Leigh Hafrey


Leigh Hafrey has offered courses in communication, ethics, and leadership in the MBA and other graduate programs in the U.S. and abroad.  He has also taught at Harvard Business School; served as co-Master of Mather House, one of the undergraduate residences in Harvard College; and for more than 20 years has moderated seminars in programs of the Aspen Institute.  He serves on the boards of the Green Rural Opportunities Fund, a spin-off of the Butajira, Ethiopia-based GreenPath Food, and ClassACT HR73, an alumni initiative of the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1973.  


A former staff editor at The New York Times Book Review, Hafrey has published translations from French and German and columns, feature articles, essays, reviews, and interviews in The New York Times and other periodicals, as well as blog posts and business case studies for MIT Sloan.  He is the author of two books on values and leadership, The Story of Success:  Five Steps to Mastering Ethics in Business (2005) and War Stories:  Fighting, Competing, Imagining, Leading (2016).  Hafrey holds an A.B. in English Literature from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University.