Green Peak’s work and insights have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Private Equity International and more.
Take a deeper dive into the videos and articles below to learn how we are eradicating average for our clients.
The Real Reason You’re Average – How Exceptional People Got That Way
How to ‘Declare the Unreasonable’ & Achieve Extraordinary Success. Imagine arriving your freshman year at Princeton and declaring that you will be the No. 1 crew rower in the country by the time you graduate, despite having no interest from a coach who has already filled his elite team with…read article
Does your new investment have a ‘scary basement’? Organizational Due Diligence is the secret to creating value in M&A.
John thought he had done everything right. This was his third investment as a Principal and he followed the FirmVest playbook to a “T”. His Quality of Earnings opinion was solid, critical legal questions had been resolved, and the market diligence supported a bullish case on demand accelerating faster than…read article
Are You Hiring Enough ‘Trouble Makers?’
Many leaders confuse rapid growth with agility. To be clear, selling more widgets, getting more users, and operating more efficiently are great things and will help you to grow (more profitably). Keep doing them. However, organizations as well as leaders that are truly agile are constantly improving and even reinventing themselves. They challenge the status quo…read article
Green Peak in HBR: “How Private Equity Firms Hire CEOs”
J.P. Flaum and the Green Peak team partnered with Jeffrey Cohn to understand how leading PE firms make their most critical hiring decisions – CEOs in their portfolio companies. The findings were shared in the piece “How to Avoid Mistakes When Selecting the CEO: Lessons from Titans of Private Equity”. This…read article
“Improve Your Ability to Learn”
Becky Winkler and the Green Peak team partnered with Brad Smith, Ph.D., who at the time was a researcher at Columbia University, to investigate the relevance and power of Learning Agility. The dynamic and unpredictable nature of the business environment requires leaders to be more ‘agile’ to adapt to ever…read article
“What Predicts Executive Success” – Green Peak and Cornell University Study
Green Peak’s joint research with Cornell University found direct correlations between executives’ interpersonal skills and their bottom line results. Read our commentary on the study here: Download PDFread article