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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“Good Management Predicts a Firm’s Success Better Than IT, R&D, or Even Employee Skills,” Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen, Erik Brynjolfsson, Harvard Business Review
The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership, Jeffrey Schwartz, Josie Thomson, and Art Kleiner, Strategy+Business 
“How Unconscious Biases Block Effective Interactions,” Knowledge@Wharton
“How Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Build Better Teams,” Rohini Venkatraman, Inc.
“How to Push Your Team to Take Risks and Experiment,” Sara Critchfield, Harvard Business Review
  “How Self-Managed Teams Can Resolve Conflict,” Amit Maimon, Harvard Business Review


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“7 Ways to Get Better at Anything,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Boda Insights
Jia Jiang: What I learned from 100 days of rejection, TEDx Talk
“Microsoft’s CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence,” Justin Bariso, Inc.
“Giving and Receiving Feedback,” Deborah Grayson Riegel and Harvard Business Review Live
“An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization,”  Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Matthew L. Miller, Andy Fleming, and Deborah Helsing, Harvard Business Review Press
“That’s Not How We Do It Here!: A Story About How Organizations Rise and Fall — and Can Rise Again,” John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber


“The Work Conversations We Dread the Most, According to Research,” Kerry Jones, Harvard Business Review
“You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’,” David Leonhardt, The New York Times
“Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It),” Jennifer L. PorterHarvard Business Review
“Assessment: How Mindful Are You?,” Jacqueline Carter, Rasmus Hougaard, and Rob Stembridge, Harvard Business Review
“Mentor People Who Aren’t Like You,” Richard Farnell, Harvard Business Review
  “Responding to Feedback You Disagree With,” Sheila Heen and Debbie Goldstein, Harvard Business Review


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