Stop the madness.
Leaders need
real
change.

Get off the merry-go-round

Have you gone from one trendy leadership model to another every couple years? Are you no better off than you were before?Maybe it’s time to try something different.

See The Difference

Get off the merry-go-round

Have you gone from one trendy leadership model to another every couple years? Are you no better off than you were before?

Maybe it’s time to try something different.

See The Difference

We engage the real challenges.

You don’t need to create the mythical perfect leader. Your organization needs real leaders who engage people and the real issues facing the business. Your people need real development experiences that enable them to change. We focus on core leadership capabilities that every company needs. We help your people see the patterns we all get trapped in. Then we give them tools to tackle their own real-life challenges in a new way.

Engage

Challenging conversations

Engage Coaching

Develop people, drive performance

Engage Change

Transformation… not just talk

Engage Enterprise

Collaborate across complex organizations

Engage Executive Teams

Decisions, not dysfunction

Engage Sales

Redefine relationships, impact results

We challenge your leaders.
It’s who we are.

We’re not some old-school leadership consultants, content to throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and hope it sticks. We’re here to partner with you for the long-term, and push your leaders to make real change.

But our research roots run deep. Our team has worked with the best minds in academia and some of the largest and most respected companies on the planet. We know what really works, and we can help you get there.

Leading thoughts

What’s Missing in the Great Feedback Debate

What’s Missing in the Great Feedback Debate

Feedback is having a bit of a moment in the leadership press lately.   Marcus Buckingham’s latest HBR piece argued that most of it is so harmful as to be worthless.  According to Buckingham and Goodall, the basic problem is that you are too trapped in your own...

The Inconvenient Truth About Leadership

The Inconvenient Truth About Leadership

The leadership industry is obsessed with adjectives: authentic, agile, transparent, humble, strategic, results-focused, purpose-driven… If we all got together, we could make a list a mile long. On the one hand, we could just write it off as marketing. Everybody wants...

Change (part 3/3)- Four Roles for Transformational Leadership

Change (part 3/3)- Four Roles for Transformational Leadership

I recently wrote about the limitations of classic change management advice and the fundamentally different assumptions underlying transformational change work. It’s not too hard to make the case that a different set of assumptions should lead to a different approach. But what would that approach look like?

Real leadership. Lasting results.

We’ve worked with thousands of leaders, across industries, to create real results and raise the level of leadership. Below are some examples of the companies we’ve worked with, and how we’ve partnered to produce meaningful change in their organizations.

Built a coaching culture to take a key BU from #4 to #1 in customer experience & raised engagement to all time high.

Drove performance conversations with 4000+ managers. Raised productivity 8.92% and £60.9 in measured cost savings.

Sparked a new level of teamwork and innovation, driving manufacturing cycle times down from 5-6 months to 21 days.

Leaders we’ve challenged. What they say.

General Manager

– RedBull

“My session with Cambridge was the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been in a training to this day (kudos.) That experience was a very important catalyst for self-awareness for me that helped propel me to where I am today.”

Senior Manager

– Bristol-Meyers Squibb

“Most leadership training provides incremental change. Cambridge programs provided monumental change. Change in retention, self- and employee- satisfaction, and performance across the board.”

Change Leader

– British Telecom

“My change initiative represents hundreds of millions and is critical to the way we do business. I worked hard, in the program and after, to change the way I was leading and interacting with people. The change initiative has now taken hold in our unit and we are three months ahead of schedule.”

Senior Leader

– Cognizant

“This is the way we should be running our business.  If we were more leadership minded and more collaborative, we could achieve phenomenal results.”