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Thought Leader

Author of multiple powerful, practical books on leading and 200+ articles in leading publications

Educator & Speaker

Teaching at Harvard and speaking in executive education programs and events around the world

Associate Director

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University

Eric sees the power and potential of us.

Will you be ready to lead when it matters most?

Eric shares proven, pragmatic tools and techniques for leading people into an uncertain future with hope and confidence.

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Leading now starts with how to think… and then what to do.

Curiosity. Humility. Integrity. Leading isn’t about position. It is about who you are and what you do.

Learn how to build influence and create positive change for the world now, and work collectively to solve the problems that will affect us for generations to come.

Effective leaders inspire connection and purpose

Leadership lives in the relationship between leaders and followers, not in any super-human individual. You’ll learn how to ground yourself in values and mission to lead with confidence from any role or rank. It’s time to unlock the tools to engage everyone on your team in making positive change.

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The challenges are daunting. The opportunities vast. Get ready to lead.

Eric turns insights from neuroscience, social psychology, biology, and field experience into pragmatic approaches to unite stakeholders and deliver results.

“Eric is an accomplished speaker and possesses the ability to keep large groups intrigued and engaged while presenting complex materials—no small feat! He utilizes his gift of storytelling, so the information seems experiential rather than didactic.”

Sydney Hoffman, Deputy Division Director Interagency Coordination, FEMA Recovery at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“His ability to synthesize research with real world experience and present concepts in a holistic manner is unrivaled. He engages the audience in a way that galvanizes concepts so that they are easily recognized and implemented during times of crisis. Eric is an exceptional speaker, teacher and facilitator”

G.S., Vice President, International Association of Emergency Managers

“His insightful and practical approach was filled with actionable steps participants could absorb and implement immediately. The slides remain a go-to resource for continued reference moving forward. We’ve received numerous follow up messages thanking us for the presentation and asking when we can bring him back!”

Kris Valerio Shock, President and CEO, Leadership Anne Arundel

“Eric is a rare talent: equal parts visionary, storyteller, thought leader, and teacher…. But what truly sets Eric apart is his ability to communicate as a speaker. If your organization is searching for an authority on the topic of leadership, then you must bring Eric in to speak.”

M.D., Managing Director, Nexus Global Advisors

How is Eric different?

Hear powerful, real-world stories of leading you won’t find anywhere else

As Associate Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, Eric was on the ground with leaders during big moments from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Boston Marathon bombings, and Super Storm Sandy, to Covid-19 and today’s breaking headlines. He brings together a fascinating combination of deep academic study with captivating real-world anecdotes that will resonate with listeners.

Eric reaches beyond leadership “happy talk.”

The answers to your most complex leadership questions aren’t found in the usual bromides or lists of attributes. Leading well requires knowing yourself, understanding others, and asking the questions that don’t have easy answers. It is hard work and requires a commitment to mastery. Eric illuminates the path.

Become a change maker

Eric is passionate about helping solve complex environmental and social challenges. He integrates theory and practice to reveal unseen connections between people, events, and larger phenomena to stimulate imaginative yet pragmatic strategies. The audience always leaves refreshed and with the motivation to make change now.

News and Views

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Shorter CEO Tenures: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

I was recently interviewed by Chief.com about common leadership pitfalls resulting in shorter tenures for CEOs. The complexity of the operating environment and the multiplicity of challenges facing today's executives mean their is less and less room for error. Some of my comments: Before you reorganize the place or launch a flashy new initiative, you want to know what's ...

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Balancing Convergence and Divergence

Organizations are in a constant state of change, sometimes minor and sometimes major. This is why it is important to understand the benefits of both convergence and divergence.

Usefulness is the Key to Where Work Happens

My latest for Medium looks the limits of power in getting people to return to the office. The alternative: a focus on making the best, highest use of everyone's time--and that includes when and where they are together. "Forcing employees back to the office is likely to depress engagement. For some, it decreases productivity. It encourages passive resistance and ...

“…an exceptional speaker…”

IAEM Canada

“…informative and timely…”

Women in Tax

“…insightful and practical…”

Leadership Anne Arundel