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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“The Neuroscience of Strategic Leadership,” Jeffrey Schwartz, Josie Thomson, and Art Kleiner, Strategy+Business
“Great Leaders Are Thoughtful and Deliberate, Not Impulsive and Reactive,” Tony Schwartz and Emily Pines, Harvard Business Review
“How to Be the Kind of Boss that People Speak Up To,” Khalil Smith, Chris Weller, and David Rock, Psychology Today
“Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation,” Paul Axtell, Harvard Business Review
“A 3-Step Conversation Starter for Dynamic Teams,” Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak
  “To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself,” Jennifer Porter, Harvard Business Review


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“The Art of Decision-Making,” Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker
“How to Focus Better and Work More Productively,” Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg
  “Why You Should Make Time for Self-Reflection (Even If You Hate Doing It)” by Jennifer Porter, in The HBR Guide to Your Professional Growth
 “How to Solicit Negative Feedback When Your Manager Doesn’t Want to Give It” by Deborah Grayson Riegel, in Harvard Business Review’s book, Self-Awareness
The Surprising Power of Simply Asking Coworkers How They’re Doing,” Karyn Twaronite, Harvard Business Review
“Women: Stop Being So Helpful If You Want to Advance at Work,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Inc.


“How to Get Your Company’s People Invested in Transformation,” David Lancefield, Strategy+Business
 Frances Frei: How to build (and rebuild) trust - TED2018
  “How Leaders Can Get Honest Productive Feedback,” Jennifer Porter, Harvard Business Review
“Time for Happiness,” Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business Review
“Why Most Successful Leaders Don’t Care About Being Liked,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Inc.


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