How My Company Helps

You may have come to this page because you’ve read one of my books or blogs, or seen my public television special, and become interested in finding out how my colleagues and I work with our clients.

So, to satisfy your curiosity – here’s the scoop on Proteus, the company I founded in 1990. Proteus is a team of smart, talented and honorable folks who work with me to bring the skills and ideas in my books, blogs and TV show to our clients. We also offer additional skills, frameworks and approaches that haven’t yet found their way into books or TV shows.

But all of the work we do with and for our clients focuses uniquely on supporting leaders to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring. We work in the following areas to support leader readiness:

Strengthening Leaders

We draw upon the model at the heart of Leading So People Will Follow, as well as the ideas and skills in Growing Great Employees, Being Strategic, and Be Bad First, to help leaders be more fully accepted and better build their business. We coach leaders individually and in teams.

  • Executive Coaching
  • Personal Vision and Strategy
  • High-Performance Teams

Clarifying Vision and Strategy

This is where we put our approach—outlined in the Being Strategic book and television show—into practice. We work with companies of all sizes and types to envision a successful organizational future, craft a practical plan for getting there, and engage their people in making it a reality.

  • Vision and Strategy Process
  • Performance Management Improvement
  • Organization Effectiveness

Building Skills and Knowledge

Growing Great Employees provides clear guidance about why and how to manage well. We offer powerful, practical training programs based on the skills in this book and in Leading So People Will Follow, Being Strategic, and Be Bad First, so that people leave our courses ready and able to manage and lead better. And we can teach our clients’ trainers to get the same results.

  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Instructor Quality
  • Custom Learning Services

If you’d like to know more about how we might help you or your company, please feel free to email us at or reach out to us.

Thanks very much for your interest!

Growing Great Employees


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“You’re our secret ingredient—you help us to be better as leaders, and you help us support each other’s success as a team of leaders.”
—Bonnie Hammer
Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal