Insights

Many organizations can benefit from a transformative paradigm shift, whether they realize it or not. Thomas Kuhn first described the concept of a “paradigm shift” in his 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. He was talking about how established...
In today’s digital news era, middle- and high-school youth are browsing smartphones, tablets, laptops and TV’s for hours a day. Many of them do not have the skills to think critically and question if what they are watching and reading...
The transportation sector today is in constant flux and innovation. In Los Angeles, city planners are connecting transit to affordable housing. The City of Chicago just launched an e-scooter pilot program.  Audi developed a “carbon-neutral” factory to produce electric cars....
In our consulting work, we are frequently brought into organizations to help them move to the next level of their growth. As we interview management, employees, and clients and listen to their perspectives, we build a picture of the organization,...
Culture can mean the difference between high and low performance, between positive, low, and “no” morale — in our parlance, between Mission-Challenged and Mission-Driven organizations. But don’t just take our word for it. Empirical research has tied quality of culture...
At Davidoff, each of our team members practices continuous self-improvement. To the extent that you and your people are learning and developing as leaders, your organization will become increasingly Mission-Driven and together you will grow as Mission-Drivers. This is not...
AARP in 2019 looks very different from the AARP of even five years ago. It’s a deliberate move that Kamili Wilson, AARP Vice President for Enterprise Initiatives, has been helping to lead in concert with Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann...
On January 3, 2019, the world said goodbye to iconic corporate leader Herb Kelleher, co-founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines. Like many, we admired Kelleher for his outstanding, people-focused leadership. In our case, that admiration was also grounded in how...
Self-confrontation. That’s how New York Times opinion writer David Brooks, in his most recent book The Road to Character, describes the process people with true humility go through routinely. It’s something all of us, especially those in leadership roles, can...
Is your organization a deliberately developmental one? In their book An Everyone Culture, Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey write about the power and performance you can unleash in your organization by creating a culture that helps everyone overcome internal barriers...