Articles

the-science-of-centeredness-99x93The Science of Centeredness
By Mark Horwitch and Meredith Whipple Callahan
July 26, 2016 (Bain Brief)
By achieving centeredness in the workplace, you can produce more thoughtful, strategic and authentic responses to everyday stresses.

How Leaders Inspire: Cracking the Code
By Mark Horwitch and Meredith Whipple Callahan
June 10, 2016 (Bain Brief)
Companies that nurture inspiring leaders at every level of the organization have a powerful competitive advantage. Bain research identified 33 distinct and tangible attributes that are statistically significant in creating inspiration in others.

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Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There
December 2015 (Harvard Business Review)
“The good news is that inspirational leadership can be taught, and it can be learned. In fact, all of us possess some of the qualities of inspiring leaders. The secret is to help leaders build upon the strengths they currently have and shore up any qualities that may compromise their ability to inspire.”

leaders-who-inspire-220x207 Leaders Who Inspire: A 21st-Century Approach to Developing Your Talent
by Mark Horwitch and Meredith Whipple Callahan
June 11, 2014 (Bain Brief)
We live and work in a new era—yet most companies’ leadership models are missing the key element this era requires: inspiration.

Recent media coverage

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How to be an inspirational leader, according to Bain
September 2015 (Chicago Tribune)
“As part of its internal strategic initiatives, Bain turned its analytical eye inward and took a bottom-up approach to find out what makes people within its ranks feel inspired. The resulting inspirational leadership program, launched among partners and managers in spring 2013 and now being rolled out to all 6,000 global employees, helps employees identify and cultivate their own special sauce.”

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Bain and Company’s Two Keys to Developing Great Leaders
November 2015 (Inside HR)
“Bain & Company has revamped its approach to leadership development in the face of changing market and other conditions, and now focuses on two key skill sets around performance and inspiration in the workplace, according to the head of the firm’s leadership development.”