This article explores the paradoxical case where the leader has precisely the vision, aggression and talent that the external environment demands, but, ironically, that strength and aggression weakens his or her team and atrophies others’ ability to effectively advance the organization’s purpose and goals. This article appeared in People & Strategy Journal, vol. 35, issue 4, 2012
The relationships surrounding a family business are often its greatest source of longevity and strength. But there are things you can do to translate backchannel influence into transparent and productive communication. This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of Family Business Magazine.
A Webinar conducted for the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCO) on March 29, 2012
CFAR offers pharmaceutical organizations several data-based tools that help pharmaceutical leaders optimize the collaborations they have formed to improve the drug discovery process. This piece gives a brief overview of several of these tools.
While many consulting firms offer strategy support, clients have chosen CFAR for more than three decades because we help clients craft a strategic narrative that motivates action and creates sustainable change. This piece looks at CFAR's approach to strategic planning.
What keeps us from discussing difficult issues? Often it's our fear of what will be said. This article tells you how to move from paralysis to a productive dialogue. Published in Family Business Magazine, Summer 2011
When considering cause and effect, we frequently engage in "one-step thinking." Backcasting is a technique that can help us see both the forest and the trees. Published in the Rotman Magazine, Winter 2011
Working with case material from US Academic Medicine, which socialises the majority of the USA’s future generations of physicians, this article explores the consequences and some of the challenges of linking these bodies of knowledge in the service of meeting the adaptive challenges facing health care.
The following note offers an overview of the challenges of sequencing these intertwined issues, and the imperative that they be thought of in a woven, recursive way across time rather than a simplistic, linear sequence.
Linda May, P.J. Brennan, Victoria Rich and Joan Doyle
Presented at the American Hospital Association's Health Forum Leadership Summit in July 2010
This piece talks about Family Offices, Businesses, and Foundations and gives a case example of work CFAR has done with each.
This piece talks about the problems faced by family-owned sports teams and the ways in which CFAR can help them.
This briefing note outlines some strategies, to be used selectively and in moderation, for vitalizing meetings and increasing the presentness and mindfulness of all who are attending.
Chatham Sullivan, Thomas Gilmore, Rebecca Blum
In this article, the authors shift the focus away from heroic deeds to small, subtle leadership actions that can have big impact.
Chapter published in The 2010 Pfeiffer Annual: Leadership Development. San Francisco: Pfeiffer, 2010, pp. 220-232.