Leadership Development for Individuals, Teams, & Organizations

Originally established by the founders of adaptive leadership – Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky – Cambridge Leadership Associates is the leading adaptive leadership consulting firm in the market. We provide measurable, stage-appropriate impact on organizational agility and leadership effectiveness using a multi-modal approach and Harvard-generated tools and frameworks. Like a samurai sword crafted with Damascus steel – our work is sharp, retains its edge, can flex to new pressures, and accomplishes the tasks for which it was intended.

Leadership Training

Team leadership training engagements to introduce language, frameworks, and the tools of leadership to facilitate change.


Harvard-generated assessment tools to support teams and individuals doing the critical work of change.

Executive Coaching

One-on-one or small-team coaching and advising for senior leaders.

Wicked Problem Solving

On-the-ground consulting using your team’s specific challenge.

Online Learning Courses

Self-paced online courses target specific leadership competencies to prepare leaders at any level.


Teach, Inspire, Challenge

Our Clients

We work with extraordinary people doing extraordinary things

This was the best executive education experience I have had in my career at Microsoft. I was able to immediately apply the practices from the session to the challenges facing my organization and make significant progress as we transition to a new way of working.

– Microsoft Worldwide Sales

CLA’s direct and powerful approach to bringing about effective and meaningful change made all the difference in our efforts to forge a coalition to establish the best public schools in Delaware. Those involved included warring interests, reluctant participants and skeptics of every stripe. But after CLA confronted and provoked us, inspired and cajoled us we focused on our common goal rather than our differences.

– John Taylor Executive Director Delaware Public Policy Institute

Developing consensus, a sense of shared vision and direction; a cohesiveness of purpose; a sense of commonality and shared values is always a challenge. It is against this backdrop that the CLA team excels in fostering cohesion and a sense of shared enterprise – a tour de force for any professional services organization dedicated to improving its management culture.

– Allen I. Fagin, Chairman, Proskauer Rose LLP

Dean of Academics

Excellent, Best workshop in my 10 years here. So glad we can continue to grow with you! I was able to gain a deeper understanding of leadership beyond the constraints of authority and management. I was able to make progress on my adaptive challenge.

– Dean of Academics, SVDP

Explore Cambridge Leadership Associates

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