Richard Steele

Richard is a faculty member for the Organizational Agility Forum and is a frequent writer and speaker on a diverse range of organizational and leadership topics. He has been published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, HBR’s “10 Must Reads on Strategy,” and has been a contributor to a Forbes blog, “On Human Business.”

Richard has served on several not-for-profit boards and advisory councils in the United Kingdom and the United States—including the Atlantic Council, a foreign-policy think tank—and has taught a popular leadership program as an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Richard is passionate about working with leaders and their teams to design and mobilize organizations in which humans can perform at their best, build new skills, and work in new ways. He focuses on using data and design-thinking to redesign the way large organizations function beyond today's increasingly outmoded matrix structure.

Richard’s work spans digital, agile, and cultural transformations across industries, including consumer and consumer packaged goods, healthcare, banking, technology, education, philanthropy, and the social sector.

Richard’s recently published works include:

  • A New Value Agenda is Taking Shape—Are You Ready?
  • Three mindset shifts to become a data-rich platform for growth
  • The Nine Traits of Future-Ready Companies
  • Organizing for the Future: Why Now?
  • Reimagining the Post-Pandemic Organization

Before joining McKinsey, Richard was a principal at SYPartners, a management consulting organization; he was a partner at The Bridgespan Group, a leading social impact advisor to nonprofits and NGOs, philanthropists, and investors; and a partner at Markaron Associates, a strategic consulting firm.

Richard has a bachelor’s degree from University of Durham, University College and an MBA from INSEAD.

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