White Papers


How to Cultivate Learning Agility
February 2016 • Harvard Business Publishing
Organizations need leaders with learning agility in order to move ahead successfully in volatile times. But can you teach someone to be a more agile learner? This paper describes three components integral to learning agility -- potential to learn, motivation to learn, and adaptability to learn -- and details ways organizations can develop these abilities. 

eiwhitepaper  Emotionally Intelligent Healthcare
 October 2016St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas
 The paper examines physician medical training and its relationship to effective leadership qualities, together  with  emotional intelligence skills, form the basis for this research. Through interviews with current physician  leaders  and review of relevant, current research, we examine how the soft skills associated with emotional  intelligence are  essential in guiding physicians in the practice of leadership.

capabilitiesInfographic: Eight Critical Capabilities for a Complex World
October 2015 • Harvard Business Publishing
This infographic highlights the eight key leadership capabilities that matter most in today’s world. Leaders who can master these eight skills are the most likely to ensure success for their organizations in the midst of great complexity.

drivechangeHow to Drive Organizational Change with Large-Scale Programs
March 2015 • Harvard Business Publishing
Here’s the problem—your company needs to change. Your people need to be more customer focused, more innovative, and able to work collaboratively across countries and time zones. They need to be stimulated, focused, and energized. They need new tools, new language, and new frameworks. And it all needs to happen fast. The challenge is one of transformation.

busymanagersLearning that Sticks For Today's Busy Managers
March 2015 • Harvard Business Publishing
Tremendous pressure is being placed on learning and development teams to close the talent gap and help time-starved managers develop skills with lasting impact. Fine-tuned, on-demand learning designed to best engage learners can help overcome these challenges.

strategyStrategic Leadership: The Essential Skills
January 2013 • Harvard Business Review
The more uncertain your environment, the greater the opportunity--if you have the leadership skills to capitalize on it. Research at the Wharton School and at the authors' consulting firm, involving more than 20,000 executives to date, has identified six skills that, when mastered and used in concert, allow leaders to think strategically and navigate the unknown.


Ready. Set. Lead. Preparing Your New Managers to Lead
September 2014 • Harvard Business Publishing
Today’s complex and dynamic business environment demands fast decision making on the front lines. Instill a leadership mind-set in your managers so they are ready to act decisively on strategic opportunities.