On this page you will find a collection of Higher Ambition resources organized by media type. We have provided free access copies wherever possible or links to the original source where materials may be purchased. If you know of a valuable article, book, or video not found here, please let us know about it using the contact form on this site.

You will find selected resources organized by practice area on each of the practice area pages.


Distinct from other research on “people centric” or “socially responsible companies,” our four-year study examined leadership behavior in creating superior social and financial performance.

Ed Ludwig, CEO of the medical technology company, Becton Dickinson (BD), from 2000 to 2011, says turning around a company in trouble must start with the truth. Read the case study.

Stanley Bergman, Chairman and CEO of Henry Schein, writes why CSR should be the focus for any CEO in “In everyone’s interest.”


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.


Ed Ludwig, former CEO of BD and Mike Beer, chairman of TruePoint, discuss how leading organizations are optimizing both their performance and people without sacrificing one for the other. Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value