Cort Worthington, BCEMBA 07/08, Lecturer, Berkeley-Haas
Leading Through Rapport: The Fundamental People Skills that Create Trust and Foster Collaboration
Leaders who can make an authentic, personal connection leave lasting impressions. This module immerses participants in exercises exploring rapport-building and collaborative skills. Specific activities include finding common ground, the practice of active listening, and brief exposure to the dynamics of one-on-one and team collaboration.
Cort Worthington teaches leadership courses in Haas graduate and undergraduate programs, and delivers the core Leadership Communication class for all full-time MBA students.
His areas of focus include leadership skill development, organizational and team dynamics, executive coaching, and negotiation. He has worked with management teams at Pixar, Oracle, NetApp, the U.S. Army, Kaiser Permanente, the United States Olympic Team, and the government of Saudi Arabia.
For fourteen seasons Cort led elite teams as a forest fire fighter and parachuting U.S. Forest Smokejumper, which piqued his interest in improvisational principles as applied to leading within high-risk, dynamic situations.
Cort holds an MA in Communication from Stanford University, and MBA degrees from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business and Columbia University Business School.