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 Mindfulness Leads to Deeper Strategic Thinking for Leaders,” Chris Charyk, athenaInsight
“Being a Good Boss in Dark Times,” Jennifer L. Porter, HBR.org
  “The Seven Habits of Compassionate Leaders,” Chris Charyk, athenaInsight
“What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team,” Charles Duhigg, The New York Times
“Weak Ties Matter,” Everett Harper, TechCrunch
  “The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships,” Farnam Street


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“Want results? Set daily intentions,” Priya Nalkur-Pai, athenaInsight
“Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy,” Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic
“Why Employers Need to Talk about the Police Shootings of Black People,” Ellen McGirt, Fortune
“Feedback is Good for Your Health,” Deborah Grayson Riegel, athenaInsight
Invisibilia: “The New Norm”
  “How My Cofounder And I Review Each Other’s Performance,” Vincent Yang, Fast Company


“5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work,” Rich Fernandez, HBR.org
“Culture Is Not the Culprit,” Jay W. Lorsch and Emily McTague, Harvard Business Review
“The End of Reflection,” Teddy Wayne, The New York Times
“Are You in Despair? That’s Good,” Lisa Feldman Barrett, The New York Times
“10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had,” Melissa Dahl, New York Magazine
  Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity - TEDxCambridge Talk


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