About Action Design

Action Design LLC is a consulting and education firm specializing in organizational learning and leadership development.  We help leaders build the capabilities and relationships needed to sustain high levels of trust, commitment, and learning so that they are able to master their toughest challenges.

In today’s organizations, achieving outstanding results depends increasingly on:

  • Engaging in candid, fact-based dialogue
  • Learning from different perspectives
  • Discussing “undiscussables” in ways that lead to progress
  • Partnering across boundaries

Many aspire to these capabilities.  We help people develop the mindset and skill to put them into action. That is our distinctive competence.

We offer coaching and consultation services to senior leaders and their teams. We customize leadership development programs for client organizations.  We offer intensive development programs for change leaders, coaches, and consultants.  We teach in executive education programs offered by leading business schools including Columbia, Harvard, HEC Paris, MIT, and Oxford.

The foundation of our work is action science, an approach to increasing leadership effectiveness and organizational learning.  The practice we have built on this foundation integrates three domains:  how people interact and form relationships, how organizations function and change, and how individuals learn and develop.  We believe that integrating these three domains is essential to helping people work together to create more effective organizations.

We are committed to creating, testing, and transferring ideas that have practical value and transformative impact.