Mary Shapiro

Professor of Practice, School of Business, Simmons University

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Mary Shapiro is Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Business, teaching undergraduates, MBA, students, and executives in the area of organizational behavior. Her research centers on team building, leadership across multiple social identities, influential communication, and career strategies for both individuals and organizations. She is the author of the popular handbook, The HBS Guide to Leading Teams, and co-author of two books on interviewing and career strategies. Shapiro also developed The Communication Styles Diagnostic, an online tool used by thousands of managers to improve their effectiveness with individuals and teams. Throughout her career, Shapiro has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, private institutions, and nonprofits. She also works with numerous boards of directors on their strategic planning efforts, and recently served as First Vice Chair of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.