Thinking Partnerships 101
The NLI method for consulting
What are Thinking Partnerships?
Thinking Partnerships are how NLI approaches human capital consulting. We work with clients to develop strategies that follow the science of individual and organizational change, shifting the shared everyday habits that comprise a culture. We call this work a Thinking Partnership because it is a partnership. We don’t talk at clients; we work with them, coming to realizations together. We deliver this work in a dynamic, highly agile and largely virtual model, allowing for inclusion of stakeholders wherever they may be.
We move fast and deep, in small teams on both sides, with a focus on finding insights quickly.
Our thinking partnerships are built on a vast and growing body of research, including social interaction, learning, and behavior change. We distill scientific insights into applicable business strategies for our clients.
This approach enables us to help clients simplify complex ideas to their core insights and find optimal solutions to seemingly impossible challenges. We’ve helped leaders build growth oriented cultures, teams elevate inclusive behaviors to drive innovation, and organizations grow into a culture of feedback.
With a firm foundation in the science, Thinking Partnerships make these changes possible — and sustainable.
We carry out Thinking Partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, across all three of our practice areas:
Culture & Leadership
Build brain-friendly leadership models that create real behavior change with applicable insights from neuroscience. Create a culture of continuous learning by operationalizing growth mindset.
Diversity & Inclusion
Fit inclusion into your business strategy. Identify and reduce the bad habits and focus on embedding the good habits that drive innovation, relatedness, speaking up, and more. Develop tactics that remove bias from vital business decision in your organization.
Rethink performance management practices with a focus on lifting the quality of all performance conversations. Find new ways to increase the efficacy and reduce the threat associated with feedback. Become less reliant on ratings and remove bias from manager discretion.
The work we’ve done
Over the course of one year, HP Inc. partnered with the NeuroLeadership Institute to create massive culture change among thousands of leaders.