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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“How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use,” Jennifer Porter, Harvard Business Review
“Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code,” Harry McCracken, Fast Company
“How to be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them,” Adam Bryan, The New York Times
“20 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Team Presentation,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Inc.
“To Build Connection on Your Team, Skip Icebreakers and Talk About Photography,” Tammie Plouffe, Harvard Business Review
  “Emotional Intelligence Doesn’t Translate Across Borders,”  Andy Molinsky, Harvard Business Review


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“Working with Emotions,” Jeanette Cooperman, Washington University
Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation - TEDxCreativeCoast
“The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Boda Insights 
“The Trouble with Anonymous Feedback,” Rob Walker, The New York Times
“How to Work with a Manipulative Person,” Liz Kislik, Harvard Business Review


“How to Keep Your Cool When Your Audience Asks Tough Questions,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, Inc.
“How to Be Happy,” Tara Parker-Pope, The New York Times
  “How Stereotypes Divide and Conquer Women,” Amy Cuddy and Peter Glick, The Boston Globe
“Poker, Speeding Tickets, and Expected Value: Making Decisions in an Uncertain World,” Farnam Street
“My Students Don’t Know How to Have a Conversation,” Paul Barnwell, The Atlantic


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