Will-Harper

Will Harper

Will works at the intersection of strategy, human development and agile organization design, helping leaders and teams develop adaptive ways of thinking and working to accelerate growth. Prior to Trium, Will led organizations as a startup COO and company founder and also worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company and The Ready. He spent the early years of his career in Mexico City, where he first arrived as a Fulbright Scholar. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Economics from the University of the South. Outside the office, you’ll find him pursuing some combination of endurance sports, the great outdoors and friendly competition.

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Blockchain: A Forecast for the Future

What happens when you cross the fundamentals of competitive advantage with our new, emerging world of blockchain…

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The Power of Identity

This article was recently featured in Forbes. Ask someone what her identity is, and she will likely…

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Why Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough

I am an avid yoga student. I find it’s a great practice for my physical and mental…

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Life Lessons from a Pick-Up Soccer Game

Sometimes the most important lessons in life come when you least expect them, and in the most…

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A Culture of Agility Starts with Courage

I was with a very large, successful company recently whose primary product was being beaten to death…

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4,700 Feet of Hardwood: A Metaphor for Leadership

At the time of this writing, the Golden State Warriors have just bested the Portland Trailblazers in…

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Human Ecosystems: How to Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Partner Management

I recently met with a senior supply chain leader who, fresh off a redeye flight from Asia,…

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Leadership Lessons from My Two-Year-Old

This article was recently featured in Real Leaders digital publication. “Mommy, it’s okay.” As I find myself obsessing about…

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Get “360” Feedback from Key Suppliers, Partners and Customers to Up-Level and De-Risk Relationships

This article was recently featured in Future of Sourcing.  As a business leader you get 360s, so why…

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Building A High-Performance Culture: Why Emotional Maturity Is Key

This article was recently featured in Forbes.  Imagine this: It’s 5:00 p.m. on a winter evening, and…

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The Subtle Tactics of Managing Up

If you ask ten people why they left a job, chances are that well over half will…

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From the “Wild West” to a Maturing Development Tool: How Leading Companies are Reimagining Coaching

This is the first in a series of articles based on Trium’s study: 2019 Coaching Outlook and…

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Leadership Lessons From the College Cheating Scandal

This article was recently featured in Real Leaders digital publication. It sounds like a complicated idea, but…

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The Neuroscience of Managing Up: Rocking the Boat Mindfully

Don’t rock the boat. Go along to get along. Stay in your lane. Wait your turn. Sage…

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In the Quest to be Better, the Key to “We” is Me

Last week was a big week. Not only did my team host an event probing deeply into…

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The Art and Science of Choosing an Executive Coach

Choosing an executive coach, much like executive coaching itself, is both an art and a science, comprised…

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