Ashli Carter is a Lecturer in the Management Division at Columbia Business School. Currently, she teaches topics in leadership, negotiations, team decision-making, managing difficult conversations, and cultivating a growth mindset in the MBA and Executive Education programs, as well as for CBS administrators and staff. Prior to joining CBS faculty, she taught MBA and undergraduate courses in leadership and professional ethics at NYU Stern where she was an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Management and Organizations. Ashli studies how seeing the “forest” (thinking more abstractly) versus seeing the “trees” (thinking more concretely) shapes how individuals respond to unexpected or unwanted outcomes in the workplace. She is also interested in stereotypes regarding different groups’ ability to think more abstractly and examines how these stereotypes shape opportunities in the workplace and in society more broadly. More recently, she has begun to explore ways that AI-generated art can bring teams and collaborators closer together. In addition to her teaching and research, she works with professionals one-on-one and in small groups as a leadership coach to share simple, research-backed strategies that help individuals better understand themselves and others, align their everyday behaviors with their underlying values, and expand into their highest potential self. Ashli Carter received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Management from Columbia Business School and a B.A. (with honors) in Psychology from Stanford University.