Chief Executive Officer
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John Gerzema is a pioneer in the use of data to identify social change and help leaders and organizations anticipate and adapt to new trends and demands. A New York Times best-selling author, social scientist and consultant, he is an expert on leadership and management of social change. John is a Distinguished Fellow at The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard and his serves on several nonprofit boards including U.N Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, University of The People and The National Kidney Foundation. Named ‘Top Management Articles of the Decade’ by Strategy & Business, his research models and speaking also includes two TED talks and plenaries at The World Economic Forum and the 2020 Global Milken Conference. John was named to The Hall of Achievement’ at The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. His latest book with Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael D’Antonio explores the rise of empathy in leadership. Tom Peters says, “The Athena Doctrine is a powerful book. Extraordinary research. Great storytelling. A message both timely and monumental importance”.