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.
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.
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
Forbes.com. Other current publications include Harvard Business Review, CEO Magazine, The
Washington Post, Leadership Quarterly, select book chapters and the CCL White Paper series.