Paul Leinwand is an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, and Global Managing Director, leading the Firm's approach to Capabilities Driven Strategy and Growth for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business (previously Booz & Company where he was a senior partner).
Mr. Leinwand has co-authored a series of books with Harvard, including Beyond Digital: How Great Leaders Transform Their Organizations and Shape the Future
(Harvard Business Press, 2022), Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy through Execution Gap
(Harvard Business Press, 2016), The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy
(Harvard Business Press, 2010) and Cut Costs & Grow Stronger
(Harvard Business Press, 2009). He has also co-authored many articles on purpose, identity, strategy and leadership with HBR, including Why Are We Here?
, The Coherence Premium
, Digitizing isn't the same as Digital Transformation
, 6 Leadership Paradoxes for the Post-Pandemic Era
, The Cure for the Non-For-Profit Crisis
, Ask an Expert: How Do I Become a CEO?
, Your Whole Company Needs to Be Distinctive, Not Just Your Product
, as well as articles with the Wall Street Journal and Strategy + Business.
Mr. Leinwand sits on the board of the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Goodman Theatre, The Adirondack Mountain Club, and The Genuine Scooter Company, and has served as an advisor to many non profits. Mr. Leinwand has spoken about topics of purpose, identity, strategy at numerous events and forums, and also served on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils.
Mr. Leinwand has a Masters in Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.