What Drives Us

We’re as committed to building our own capabilities as we are to helping our clients build theirs.

We’re inspired and informed by talented researchers, thinkers, and fellow leaders. Ideas and data shape our views, approach, and programs.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’re currently learning and thinking about:

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Top 5 Videos for Teaching Leadership,” Doug Crandall
The Handbook for Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being, Scott Snook, Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana
A Survival Guide for Leaders,” Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky
Teamwork on the Fly,” Amy C. Edmondson
Reading the Room: Group Dynamics for Coaches and Leaders, David Kantor
  Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others,” Anita Woolley, Thomas W. Malone and Christopher F. Chabris


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Mindfulness Practice Leads to Increases in Regional Brain Gray Matter Density, Britta K. Hölzel, et al.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck
This Is Your Brain on Silence,” Daniel A. Gross
Learning by Thinking: Overcoming the Bias for Action through Reflection, Giada Di Stefano, et al.
Say Anything: How Leaders Inspire Ideas, Cultivate Candor, and Forge Fearless Cultures, Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid
Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together, William Isaacs
The Speed of Trust, Stephen M.R. Covey
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action


Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better,” Sigal Barsade and Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill
How to Build the Perfect Workplace,” Geoff Colvin
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Conan O'Brien's 2011 Dartmouth College Commencement Address
The Neuroscience of Leadership: Practical Applications, Kimberly Schaufenbuel, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Teaching Smart People How to Learn,” Chris Argyris


This is some of what drives us. What drives you? We’d love to hear about it.