Making leaders and organizations more effective.

Individuals, teams, and organizations are under more and more pressure to be at their very best in today’s dynamic and competitive marketplace. Even the most successful people, the best leadership teams, the strongest organizations need help on occasion, and outside assistance can provide that help just in time with high impact results.

Russ Allison Consulting has a track record of delivering results and accelerating the development of leadership skills across industries, businesses, and functions. Russ and his team believe that great people and great leaders make a difference on business results and they consistently help those people and leaders become great.

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News From The Authenticity Wars

Authentic Leadership is a topic I’ve discussed with friends, fellow coaches, and anyone who is interested in how leadership works. In fact, last year I weighed in on something that HBR writer Herminia Ibarra dubbed the "Authenticity Paradox." Much more...


Today I read an article in the WSJ about the effects of sleep-deprivation over time. Basically, the article made two points that really hit home: first, you can't really catch up on lost sleep during the week by making up for it on the weekend. And, maybe...

What clients say…

John Boudreau

Russ has an outstanding ability to combine the rigor of evidence-based approaches with the practical relevance that only comes with years of value-adding work with some of the world’s best companies.

John Boudreau, Professor and Research Director
Center for Effective Organizations

Donnell Green

Russ is an excellent consultant… combining strategic direction with practical results. He understands the challenges quickly and is able to partner with diverse stakeholders to arrive at a perfect solution.

Donnell Green, Managing Director
Head of HR Asia Pacific

Keith Falk

I’ve had the privilege of working with Russ globally for nearly ten years. What separates Russ is his ability to quickly distill complex business problems and prepare his clients to execute effectively. He asks incredibly smart questions, and gives the tough answers without prejudice. That combination of superior intellect and business acumen make him a true trusted advisor.

Keith Falk, Managing Partner
Cypress Strategy Group

Kile Dyer

Russ has a way of turning complex talent and organizational issues into simple and easy to understand conversations for our non-HR leaders. He has great insights and is able to convert the theoretical into clear, easy to execute action plans that have a positive impact. This style, combined with his experience, make Russ a valuable extension of our larger team.

Kile Dyer, Director
Learning and Organization Development, Fortune 300 Retailer

Mike Herron

Russ is an exceptional business partner… he is professional, knowledgeable, creative, and extremely client focused. Few consultants have added as much value to my team as Russ.

Mike Herron, VP Global Talent
Leadership, and Engagement, PPS Group at Hewlett-Packard

Stuart Thompson

Russ is one of the few Organizational Development consultants that truly gets it. He has the research background and academic knowledge, but always leads with a grounded business approach to finding the right solution to the challenge. He is a true business partner and can be relied upon to deliver results.

Stuart Thompson, VP Talent Management
Scripps Networks Interactive

Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar

Russ has become a true confidant of mine—someone with whom to share ideas on talent management, assessment, and organization development. His perspectives are always valuable, his insights keen, and his solutions robust. His compassion and candor make him a terrific coach.

Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar, SVP
Human Resources, Starbucks Coffee Company

Yes! Lots of execs struggle with #strategy not for lack of creatvity, but because they can't say No to great ideas.

The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions via @NautilusMag -- Especially good read for lame poker players like me!

First book I finished of the New Year was Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None after a challenge from my daughter. Super satisfying -- here's a link to peak your interest.

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