Court has worked internationally on a wide variety of business-building initiatives: creating “branded client experiences;” relationship management and service improvement; sales training and leadership development; executive education and coaching; implementing Six Sigma; professional practice management, and re-engineering the learning function. In the course of these initiatives, he has also developed computer simulations, on-line 360 feedback, and process-embedded e-learning. He is an effective facilitator and coach for senior management teams.
Prior to working for MIT’s Sloan School, Court was a senior vice president of The Forum Corporation, based in New York and Boston. In the course of 14 years at Forum, he was responsible for the firm’s core leadership, teaming, and total quality offerings. He also managed the $20M+ mid-Atlantic region for the firm and several strategic client relationships.
Court has worked with a number of educational institutions. He has also served as part of a “coaching faculty” for MBA candidates at Northeastern University. Through Northeastern, he has helped first year law firm associates understand their clients’ business perspectives. Through the District Management Council, he has consulted with educational institutions such as the Montclair (NJ) and Lancaster (PA) Public Schools to raise student achievement, decrease costs, and improve operations.
Court received a B.A., magna cum laude with High Honors from Middlebury College in 1978, and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School in 1986. Between college and graduate school he worked in book and magazine publishing in a variety of marketing roles. He lives outside Boston with his family. He has served on his town’s Finance Committee and currently serves on the town’s School Committee.
There are plenty of smart executives in the world, but they often make poor leaders. That’s because it takes both intelligence and maturity to excel at leadership.
AMP Faculty Director, Court Chilton shares his thoughts on the program.
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