When I described our most recent restructuring plan to a friend – a seasoned and successful financial professional - he was certain we must have hired McKinsey & Co. to help us think things through. Wrong. It was Erika Andersen. Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

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Erika is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. She and her colleagues at Proteus support leaders at all levels to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.

Erika advises leading executives in companies like NBCUniversal, Tory Burch, GE, Madison Square Garden, HULU and Viacom, focusing with them on organizational visioning and strategy, team development, and their own management and leadership evolution.

She also shares her insights about leading people, staying ready for the future, and creating successful businesses through her books and speaking engagements, and via social media. Erika is one of the most popular leadership bloggers at Forbes.com, and is the author of Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic, and Growing Great Employees,, and the author and host of the Proteus Leader Show, a regular podcast that offers quick, practical support for leaders and managers.

In her latest book, Be Bad First: Get Good At Things Fast to Stay Ready for the Future, Erika explores what she calls the “key skill for the 21st century”: the ability to acquire new skills and knowledge continuously and well. Want to see how you stack up? Take the quiz here.

Connect with Erika on Twitter, Facebook, on her own blog, or at Forbes.