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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“Why CEOs Don’t Want Executive Coaching,” Douglas Labier, The Huffington Post
“People Who Think They’re Great Coaches Often Aren’t,” Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, Harvard Business Review
“Why Nearly Half of Workers Globally Could Leave Their Jobs in 2017,” Jared Lindzon, Fast Company
“Building the Future: Big Teams for Audacious Innovation,” Amy C. Edmondson and Susan Salter Reynolds
“Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback,” Francesca Gino, Harvard Business Review
  “You Can Deliver Bad News to Your Team Without Crushing Them,” Michelle Gielan, Harvard Business Review


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“How People Learn to Become Resilient,” Maria Knnikova, The New Yorker  
“The Value of Grey Thinking,” Farnam Street
“Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule,” Empact, Inc.
“Why Etsy Engineers Send Company-wide Emails Confessing Mistakes They Made,” Max Nisen, Quartz
“How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias,” Yuki Noguchi, All Things Considered
“How 360-Degree Reviews Can Revive Careers, And Rejuvenate Firms,” Robert Sher, Forbes


“What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work,” Maria Konnikova, The New Yorker
“What Makes Us Stronger,” The Economist
“Having a Bad Week? Tricks for Turning It Around,” Sue Shellenbarger, Wall Street Journal
“How to Memorably Introduce Another Speaker,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Harvard Business Review
“So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?” Maanvi Singh, Code Switch


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