Deep roots

world-class capabilities

You value consultants for their expertise, judgment, and ability to work with you. Our experience is broad and deep while our tools and methods are constantly evolving.


We trace our history to Lou Allen, who wrote The Management Profession in 1964, receiving the Academy of Management-McKinsey Award for best management book that year. This landmark publication provided a seminal framework for understanding management effectiveness.

Although Mr. Allen retired in 1992 and is no longer associated with the Company, we have built on his legacy. We continue to develop world-class consulting and organization development tools and techniques.

Our people and our partners have worked with some of the best-managed companies around the world, both shaping and being shaped by their experiences. Our expertise and experience is second-to-none, yet our resources are local in their origins and focus. We have partners in Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. All of us use our deep experience, seasoned judgment, and ability to work with you to help you improve the effectiveness of your organization and help you manage change.