Larry Hirschhorn, Principal and one of CFAR’s five founders, is a recognized expert on the psychodynamics of organizations, and has consulted to executive teams in a broad range of industries, helping them refine their group process so they can make better decisions. Trained as an economist, Larry’s consulting approach is grounded in the realities of the client’s business model, their interest in identifying avenues to profitable revenue, and the relationships between behavior, group dynamics and business success. He has developed many of the proprietary tools the firm uses to help clients develop strategy, implement change and improve collaboration. He is a prolific writer, with four books and many articles in scholarly and consumer business publications to his credit. In 2008, he won the Eliot Jaques award from the Society of Consulting Psychology for his article, “The Fall of Howell Raines and the New York Times.” He is a member, founding member and former president of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.
Larry earned a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University, an adjunct faculty member in the school of Organization Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former adjunct professor at the Wharton School. He is the author of The Workplace Within: The Psychodynamics of Organizational Life (1988), Reworking Authority (1997), Managing in the New Team Environment (2002) and Beyond Mechanization: Work and Technology in a Post-Industrial Age (1984).