CHL fellows, board members and academic partners generate a stream of important publications on Higher Ambition practices. A series of cases on Higher Ambition companies are helping develop next generation of leaders in MBA programs around the world. We have published numerous articles in leading industry publications and support research in related areas.

On this page you will find notable CHL publications, organized by media type. We have provided free access copies wherever possible or links to the original source where materials may be purchased.





Higher Ambition in Private Equity. “White Paper: “Higher Ambition Leadership in Private Equity An Oxymoron?”  (Covell, Larson, Foote, McCarthy, Burditt, Isaacs, 2017)

Managing for the Short and Long-term. Working Paper: “Conquering Short-termism -Building Your Business for the Long-term One Quarter at a Time” (Isaacs, Langstaff, Eisenstat, 2016)

Board of Directors Initiative. “Higher Ambition CEOs Need Higher Ambition Boards“(Ludwig, Walton, Beer, 2014)

White Paper: “Higher Ambition Leadership as the Foundation for Building a Great Company that Delivers Sustained Economic and Social Value” (Eisenstat, Beer, Foote, 2014)


Douglas Conant, former President and CEO of Campbell’s talks about how to improve staff morale with Harvard Business Review.  Get Your Employees Engaged

A collection of engaging interviews with executives from United Stationers, BD, Microsoft India, and Activate Healthcare from Harvard Business Review.

Deanna M. Mulligan, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America shares her decision to sacrifice short-term sales growth in order to keep Guardian’s long-term commitments to its customers. Listen here.

It took three tries before Cascade Engineering, Inc. figured out how to hire people on welfare and integrate them into their workforce. Fred Keller, President and CEO, reflects on the unexpected twist and turns of institutionalizing a good intention. Listen here.

CHL Fellow Douglas A. Wilson interviewed CHL member Mark Bertolini, CEO and Chairman of Aetna on his approach to Higher Ambition leadership.