I am currently engaged in a large study of the transition in to retirement with my colleagues Dr. Teresa Amabile, Dr. Tim Hall, Dr. Lotte Bailyn, Dr. Marcy Crary, and Mr. Jeff Steiner (HBS doctoral candidate). All but Jeff are emeriti professors from our respective teaching careers. My particular interest in this project stems from my career long work on mentoring and other developmental relationships that enable individuals to face challenges in their lives and careers most effectively. I am dedicated to the idea that all individuals benefit from having a developmental network----a small number of relationships with people who they enlist to be in growth-enhancing connections with as they move forward in their unique journeys.
I always welcome conversations with other scholars and practitioners who are aiming to enhance people's capacities to build growth enhancing relationships. I am one of four authors with Dr. Polly Parker, Dr. Tim Hall, and Dr. Ilene Wasserman of the recent book Peer Coaching at Work: Principles and Practices published by Stanford University Press in 2018.