Amy Lyman has spent close to thirty years studying organizations and groups, seeking to understand what helps some groups to thrive while others stall and fall apart. Her current focus is on the key contributions of Trustworthy Leaders to the creation and support of successful groups and organizations. This is an outgrowth of years of study, consulting work and observation.
Great leaders are the key to organizational growth and success, and trustworthy behavior is needed to become a great leader.
In 1991, Amy co-founded the Great Place to Work® Institute, a San Francisco based research and consulting firm with over 40 affiliate offices around the world. While best known for its selection of the 100 Best Companies to Work For that appear annually in Fortune magazine, the Institute began by providing consulting, coaching and educational services to leaders and organizations interested in creating great workplaces.
Amy advises individual leaders and organizations interested in understanding and enhancing the practice of trustworthy behaviors. She has been a featured speaker at management workshops and conferences and also develops custom presentations and workshops for organizations and associations.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. from the University of California, Davis. She began her consulting work while a research fellow at the Wharton Center for Applied Research at Penn, and was a founding board member of the Family Firm Institute. She taught for a number of years in the Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of California, Davis.