Eric McNulty Interviewed on Transfomational Energy Leadership Podcast

2019-06-02T17:53:59+00:00By |Crisis Leadership, Meta-Leadership|

Recently, CML's Eric McNulty was interviewed by Dr. Matthew Allen Woolsey, host of Transformational Energy Leadership on Voice America Radio. They discussed many facets of crisis meta-leadership and the "you're it" moments included in the new book written by CML principals, Leonard Marcus, Eric McNulty, Joseph Henderson, and Barry Dorn. Listen to the full program [...]

The Future of Leadership

2019-02-25T20:30:06+00:00By |Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, Corprate Leadership, Meta-Leadership|

In a recent article for the Journal of Leadership Studies, CML principals Leonard Marcus and Eric McNulty argue that leadership will remain a profoundly human endeavor. They draw examples from healthcare where, as in many industries, artificial intelligence and advanced analytics are making once judgement-based decisions more routine. While this takes some work off the [...]

Turning Five Crisis Leader Pitfalls into Opportunities

2019-02-25T20:21:45+00:00By |Crisis Leadership, Meta-Leadership|

Crises are among the most daunting challenges for leaders. The very nature of true crises – complex, high-consequence events that threaten physical, emotional, economic, and/or reputational health – test a leader’s ability to discern what is happening and what is to be done. The word “crisis” derives from the Greek “krisis” or decision. The contemporary [...]

The Evolution of Meta-Leadership

2017-03-28T20:49:23+00:00By |Meta-Leadership|

Dr. Leonard Marcus (left) shared insights with readers of Domestic Preparedness Journal into how the Meta-leadership framework has continued to evolve through field research, learning through customer engagements, and continual exploration of fields such as applied neuroscience. The meta-leadership concept continues to evolve. The team learns both from research with leaders in the field as [...]

Five Principles for Leading the “Swarm”

2017-03-15T15:39:11+00:00By |Meta-Leadership|

Swarm Intelligence in nature can help inform leader behaviors This post by Dr. Lenny Marcus originally appeared at In the course of our research on leaders of the Boston Marathon Bombings Response, we discovered an extraordinary phenomenon. Though many people took charge of aspects of the response, no one official was in [...]

The Narrative of Crisis: From Anticipation to Legacy

2013-05-14T14:55:28+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Public Health|

A public memorial after the Boston bombings I spent several hours watching the first House hearing on the Boston bombings last week. Witnesses included retired Senator Joe Lieberman, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, MA Undersecretary for Homeland Security Kurt Schwartz, and USC professor Erroll Southers. Watch and make your own judgements about this [...]

Reflecting on the Leadership and the Boston Bombings

2013-04-30T16:46:34+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Public Health|

A memorial in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings We have studied crisis leadership for years. The Boston Marathon bombings brought the issue right to our backyard. We saw many instances of meta-leadership as well as the inevitable lessons to be carried forward to a future event. We wrote about our observations [...]

Leadership Moments Come Unexpectedly

2013-04-17T14:24:11+00:00By |Meta-Leadership|

We have spent a lot of time looking at graphic images and hearing compelling testimony about the horror of terror attacks. They are part of what we research, write and teach about as we prepare leaders for high stress, high stakes situations. Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, however, hit close to home and gave [...]

Crisis: A Perfect Time to Innovate?

2016-01-03T21:29:11+00:00By |Meta-Leadership, Uncategorized|

From left: Richard Serino, Janet Napolitano Richard Reed, and Leonard Marcus Crisis -- a time when many organizations hunker down. They tighten restrictions on what people can say or do. They adopt a bunker mentality. That wasn't the case for FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) in the aftermath of super storm Sandy. [...]

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