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Guest Profile

John McGuire

Prior to joining CCL®, John’s two decades of business and organizational experience crossed a

broad array of sectors, industries and senior management positions. This extensive exposure

led to the core belief that most organizations require transformational leadership today in order

to face the rising complexity unfolding in all our tomorrows. At CCL, he specializes in

organizational leadership and building future-ready capability and capacity across the

leadership culture to drive business results. John holds to the maxim: Best in class business

strategies require best in class leadership strategies.

John has leveraged his background and has advanced the singular belief that addressing the

leadership culture is the common, missing link in facing change and complexity. Where others

assumed culture not to be a feasible lever for development, John founded CCL’s transformation

practice centered on change leadership that transforms both leadership beliefs and practices

simultaneously. His focus on applied research and practical experience in partnering with client

organizations has led to advancing feasible development methods that increase the probability

of success in change management. This practice brings not just solid theory, but proven

practical solutions that have helped organizations in industries such as healthcare,

manufacturing, services, and government and non-profit sectors to transform themselves toward

more collaborative, interdependent leadership cultures.

Current Role

As senior leader in CCL’s Leadership Culture Transformation practice, John currently balances

his ongoing research and development work with client engagements in which he guides

executive teams through the process of building interdependent leadership capability. By

concentrating first within their teams, executives enhance their credibility and skills to target and

advance transformation throughout their organizations.

Educational Background

John holds Masters degrees from Harvard and Brandeis Universities, and he has received a

variety of excellence awards acknowledging his contributions.


Recent example publications include the book Transforming Your Leadership Culture published

by Jossey-Bass, and Change Your Mind Before You Change Your Company in Other current publications include Harvard Business Review, CEO Magazine, The

Washington Post, Leadership Quarterly, select book chapters and the CCL White Paper series.


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