Michael’s scholarship focuses on ways in which leaders undermine themselves and what they can do to stop. This includes teaching and research in the areas of fast and slow cognition, collective cognition, productive dialogue, and mental complexity. A substantial part, if not all, of Michael's work is done in collaboration others and he values these collaborations deeply. He worked for for many years at Harvard with his mentors David, Perkins, Howard Gardner, and Robert Kegan who taught him that our best thinking oftern occurs in conversation. An avid photographer, cook, and drummer/percussionist, Michael lives in Newton, MA with his wife and 4 daughters.