Emerging Movements

Cross-Sector Leadership
The scale and complexity of today’s societal challenges and business opportunities requires wisdom culled from across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and from across specific leadership traditions, including civic engagement, corporate social responsibility, military service, philanthropy, and more. This is easier said than done given deeply set barriers of bureaucracy and misperceptions between sectors and traditions, but it is essential for modern problem-solving.

Leadership 2030
We are deeply interested in exploring how people lead in an environment of exponentially advancing technology, which will create a vastly changed landscape of societal challenges. The wise leader is readying his organizational leadership now for the world of 2030, which will be profoundly changed from today.

Social Entrepreneurship
The social innovation movement has led to the evolution of leadership strategies for organizations, companies, and agencies with a triple bottom line: profit, people, and planet. We counsel clients on leadership of sustainable and scalable social enterprises.

Collective Impact
When leaders from diverse organizations and businesses set aside their individual agendas in favor of a collective approach to tackling a major problem, the result can be greater results for all, or collective impact. We are here to help formulate your plan for collective action, whether you are a major corporation, a not-for-profit organization, or a government office.

Civic Leadership

Civic/Political Engagement
Civic engagement remains a powerful means of demonstrating leadership that changes lives for the better. Individuals, organizations, coalitions, and movement leaders come to us for ways to improve their game. We’re particularly keen to leverage our successes at developing ethical leaders capable of bipartisanship and statesmanship.

Community Engagement
Public concerns are not just the purview of the elected or appointed. There are many lessons to be learned from the history of private citizens reaching out to other private citizens to address issues of shared concern.

Nonprofit Leadership
In the United States in 1930, there were 13,000 nonprofits. Nearly a century years later, there are 1.5 million, representing a significant portion of the national economy. While these organizations are incredibly diverse, from local soup kitchens to major universities and hospitals, some advantageous leadership traits and skills are common among them. In an increasingly competitive environment, those that embody and practice them succeed.

Bridge-Building Leadership

Cross-Cultural & International
The capacity to lead across traditional barriers of culture, race, and nationality is a fundamental requisite for today’s ambitious businessperson and changemaker. Our team’s diverse global network, assembled from years of international service, provides clients access to relationships and strategic leadership opportunities worldwide.

Modern leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organizations who fail to understand the vastly different ambitions and leadership practices of the Boomer, GenX, Millennial, and GenZ generations are at a strategic and competitive disadvantage. Our team is expert at mapping and helping clients find strength in those distinctions.

Succession Planning
Among the first and highest priorities for a new CEO of any organization is to begin the search for his/her eventual successor. Succession planning and coaching through successful leadership transitions are staples of our practice.

Leadership of Diverse Teams
Today’s leaders have an advantage over all leaders from history—they can draw from the talents of teams with much greater diversity of experiences and skillsets by virtue of superior access to brainpower regardless of gender, sexual preference, race, religion or socioeconomic status. Forging diverse teams is its own form of teachable leadership.