Eric distills complex ideas into clear, compelling, and useful narratives

Book: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most: You’re It
(Public Affairs)

This fast-paced book is full of stories and tools for leading, both in crisis and every day. Based on the field research and core meta-leadership curriculum of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard where McNulty is Associate Director, the book presents practical, proven techniques for shaping your leadership thinking and action. The meta-leadership framework and practice method is built on three dimensions: The Person, The Situation, and Connectivity. Together, they help ground you emotionally and cognitively; accurately assess what’s happening and what to do about it; and connecting to stakeholders in positive and meaningful ways. Co-written with colleagues from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard.

E-Book: Your Critical First 10 Days as a Leader
(Safari Books Online)

Forget the first 100 days. As a leader, your impact begins from minute one. Within your first 10 days, your direct reports, boss, peers, and other key stakeholders will take your measure on how much they trust you, whether you inspire confidence, and how effectively you make decisions. These first days are crucial because once an impression forms, the human brain prioritizes data that confirms the initial judgement. Early missteps are difficult to undo. In this book, you will find proven insights and practical techniques for making the most of your critical first 10 days.

Book: Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration
(Second Edition, Jossey-Bass)

What is the one given in heath care today? The system — and everyone and everything in it — is being renegotiated. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Renegotiating Health Care offers a practical guide to leadership, negotiation, and conflict resolution in the face of the new treatments, technologies, business models, reimbursement methods, and regulations that are tangibly transforming the health care negotiation system. It explores why unresolved conflict can hamper any organization’s ability to make timely, cost-effective decisions and implement new strategies.

Eric is a Contributing Editor at Strategy+Business. He has written more than 200 bylined articles for Harvard Business Review,,, Leader to LeaderMIT Sloan Management ReviewWorthwhile magazine, Strategy & Innovation, MarketwatchStrategic Communications Magazine, and many other outlets. Follow Eric on Medium. For all of Eric’s bylined articles, visit his Authory page. Eric’s academic work can be found on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.
Eric is always open to discussing writing assignments in the areas of leadership, social innovation, urbanization/smart cities, sustainability, and related topics.