Ideas, Research and Rants

At the intersection of organizational development, neuroscience, conscious capitalism, anthropology and positive psychology, you'll find me geeking out on all the amazing ways to think about the wonder and magic In human interaction.  Here's some of the ideas sparked by those ponderings, research and conversations.

Who Gets to Lead? essential leadership skills leadership development Sep 01, 2022

A Manifesto for Leadership Development, Whether or Not You’re the Boss


After spending most of the past ten years fully immersed in the art and science of leadership development, I’ve noticed three things:

  • Most of the “Leadership Greatest Hits[1]” are aimed at the top...
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Story is Data essential leadership skills play to your audience Feb 02, 2021

Our culture is so obsessed with data!

More and more of our clients are asking us to provide data about our projects working on leadership development and cultural clarity projects:

 “How is this work actually changing things for the better?”

“How do we know if we are...

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An Empathy/Creativity Mashup essential leadership skills maximize your wiring Oct 31, 2018

“True empathy’s impossible. But if a piece of fiction can allow us imaginatively to identify with a character’s pain, we might then also more easily conceive of others identifying with their own. This is nourishing, redemptive; we become less alone inside. It might just be that...

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